Farm Household Allowance data dashboard

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 4 October 2019. Updated monthly.


New South Wales

4,645 NSW farmers/farmers’ partners have been granted FHA since 2014

Potentially 5,200 eligible farmers/farmers’ partners have not yet applied​

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Victoria

3,392 Victorian farmers/farmers’ partners have been granted FHA since 2014

Potentially 6,300 eligible farmers/farmers’ partners have not yet applied

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Queensland

3,062 Queensland farmers/farmers’ partners have been granted FHA since 2014

Potentially 6,100 eligible farmers/farmers’ partners have not yet applied

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South Australia

1,175 SA farmers/farmers’ partners have been granted FHA since 2014

Potentially 2,200 eligible farmers/farmers’ partners have not yet applied

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Western Australia

250 WA farmers/farmers’ partners have been granted FHA since 2014

Potentially 2,100 eligible farmers/farmers’ partners have not yet applied

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Tasmania

133 Tasmanian farmers/farmers’ partners have been granted FHA since 2014

Potentially 700 eligible farmers/farmers’ partners have not yet applied

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Eligible farmers (and their partners) estimated to nearest 100. Less than 20 farmers/farmers’ partners 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 the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Numbers are as at 4 October 2019. Note that some data is rounded and should not be totalled for national figures.

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Don’t self assess. Find out today if you’re eli​gible for the FHA program. Call the Farmer Assistance hotline (132 316).

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.