Farm Household Allowance and financial assessment guidelines

​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 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 and Water Resources, 2017

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 have been issued in relation to legislative changes in April 2017.

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Farm Household Allowance Guidelines PDF601.1 MB
Farm Household Allowance Guidelines DOCX60704 KB
Farm Household Allowance Guidelines - legislative changes from 5 April 2017 PDF6639 KB
Farm Household Allowance Guidelines - legislative changes from 5 April 2017 DOCX6640 KB

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Farm Financial Assessment–Companion Guide

Publication details

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 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 PDF42696 KB
Farm Financial Assessment - Companion Guide DOCX42531 KB

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