Farm Household Allowance
Farm Household Allowance (FHA) provides eligible farmers and their partners experiencing financial hardship with assistance through planning and training for long-term financial improvements as well as income support for up to three years.
Management of FHA policy and payments is shared across multiple government departments.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources manages the policy. Read the guidelines relating to the administration of FHA.
Eligible farmers and their partners can access, for up to four years:
- Income support allowance
- Dedicated case management to help a recipient assess their situation and develop a plan for the future
- A financial assessment and assessment of their farm enterprise called a Farm Financial Assessment (FFA), including up to $1,500 to assist with completing that assessment
- A plan to address the challenges facing them and their farm enterprise called a Financial Improvement Agreement (FIA), including up to $4,000 to undertake activities identified in the FIA
- Ongoing support from the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS)