How much you can get

The amount of Farm Household Allowance you can get depends on your circumstances.

This payment is the same rate as JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance.

If you have a partner, we may pay the allowance to both of you. You may be able to submit a combined claim.

People who get Farm Household Allowance get the following:

  • a fortnightly payment for up to 4 years in each specific 10 year period
  • activity supplements up to $10,000 to pay for activities to help improve your financial position
  • a Farm Household Case Officer to work with you to help you improve your financial circumstances.

We count 4 years as 1,460 days. If you reach the end of your 4 years before 30 September 2020, you’ll also get a one-off relief payment.

The relief payment is $7,500 if you’re single or $6,500 if you have a partner.

If you were partnered on your last day of payment but are now single, you’ll get the partnered rate.

You’ll also get Coronavirus Supplement. We’ll pay this as part of your normal payment.

The Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight is available until 24 September 2020. It’s been extended until 31 December 2020 at a rate of $250 per fortnight.

Watch our videos to see how Farm Household Allowance can help you and your farm.

Page last updated: 27 August 2020