Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600



Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

Apply online. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to complete the online enrolment application. You will then need to finalise the application at the school.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

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Out-of-area enrolments

If your child does not live within our intake area, visit out-of-area enrolment. Out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

If you have received an offer for an out-of-area placement, visit the online enrolment sign in page to accept or decline the offer.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Becoming a Farrer student

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School is unique; it is the only Government day and boarding agricultural selective high school for boys in Australia. Farrer offers a diverse range of educational opportunities in a rural setting, 10 kilometres from Tamworth.

Our open day is held annually in March however, if you would like a personalised tour please contact our enrolments officer.  

Students in Years 9 – 11, we currently have a limited number of vacancies. For further information, and an application form, please contact our enrolments officer – Kerry Hussey on 02 6764 8607 or kerry.hussey@det.nsw.edu.au.

What does ‘Selective School’ mean and how does it work?

  • Students wishing to attend Farrer in Year 7 will be required to sit the Selective Schools Test.
  • To sit the test you will need to register your son, when he is in Year 5, through The Selective Schools website.  This site will be open October/November each year for registrations.
  • In March your son will sit the Selective Schools test. (Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you in February.)
  • Early July you will receive notification of his placement, or otherwise.
  • Once your son has been accepted into Farrer an enrolment package will be posted to you during the first few weeks of Term 3.

We encourage you to visit the selective schools website as it contains useful information, including sample test papers, which will help prepare your son for the exam.

Download and view the Fees brochure 2022

Download and view the School Handbook 2022

Enrolment enquiry

If you would like further information regarding joining the ‘Farrer family’ please contact Kerry Hussey, our enrolments officer, on 02 6764 8607 or you can email Kerry at: kerry.hussey@det.nsw.edu.au.


Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.