Farm Household Allowance and financial assessment guidelines

​​​The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment publishes guidelines to help you understand the:

  • policy that informs how Farm Household Allowance is administered
  • process for financial assessments.

Farm Household Allowance guidelines

​​​​​​Publication details

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, 2018

The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) guidelines provide a high-level view of the policy for FHA and are used by the Australian Government to assist in the assessment of applications. They should be read in conjunction with the relevant legislation.

Additional guidelines were issued in relation to legislative changes in April 2017.

Some aspects of the Farm Household Allowance Guidelines do not reflect legislative changes that came into effect on 16 December 2019 (income offset of $100,000 and ease of access, and the change to multiple tranches of assistance from 1 July 2024). For queries and/ or updated guidance, please email the FHA Team. Updates will be available shortly.

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Farm Household Allowance Guidelines PDF 61 1.6​ MB
Farm Household Allowance Guidelines DOCX 61 707 KB
Farm Household Allowance Guidelines - legislative changes from 5 April 2017 PDF 6 639 KB
Farm Household Allowance Guidelines - legislative changes from 5 April 2017 DOCX 6 640 KB

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Farm Financial Assessment–Companion Guide

Publication details

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, 2015

The Farm Financial Assessment (FFA) is a comprehensive assessment of the financial position of a farm enterprise and the person who is applying for Farm Household Allowance. It has multiple parts, some of which are completed by the person and some by the person’s prescribed adviser.

The Companion Guide assists farmers and their prescribed advisers to complete a FFA. The Companion Guide explains each question in Parts A, B, C and D of the FFA and provides guidance to answering them, including worked examples and definitions of terms used in the FFA.

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Farm Financial Assessment - Companion Guide PDF 42 696 KB
Farm Financial Assessment - Companion Guide DOCX 42 531 KB

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Last reviewed: 12 February 2020
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