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 four years.
A breakdown of state by state data relating to FHA claim status is below, as at 18 January 2019. Updated monthly.
Eligible farmers (and their partners) estimated to nearest 100. Less than 20 farmers are on FHA and less than 100 estimated eligible for FHA in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. This infographic reflects data from the Department of Human Services, ABARES Farm Survey Data and ABS. Numbers are as at 18 January 2019. Note that some data is rounded and should not be totalled for national figures.
Apply for farm household allowance
Don’t self assess. Find out today if you’re eligible for the FHA program. Call the Farmer Assistance hotline (132 316) or visit a Rural Financial Counsellor.
Rural Financial Counsellors can also help you complete your application for FHA. It’s a free service.
Don’t have a Rural Financial Counsellor? Find one near you at
Rural Financial Counselling Service or call
1800 686 175.
Remember, you don’t have to be in drought to apply for help.