How much you can get
The amount of Remote Area Allowance you can get depends on if you’re single or in a couple.
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If you have any dependent children, we’ll pay you an extra $7.30 per fortnight for each one.
This is a tax free allowance.
Income and assets tests
You don’t have to meet an income or asset test.
Zone tax offset
If you get the allowance, we’ll reduce how much zone tax offset you’d usually get dollar for dollar.
We’ll review your allowance if you change address.
Page last updated: 19 January 2021
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