Farrer MAHS 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 each February, however, if you would like a  personalised tour please contact our Enrolments Officer.  





For Year 5 boys, and their families, who are interested in attending Farrer in 2020


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 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 will be open during 10th October to 13th November, 2017 for registrations.
  • In March your son will sit the Selective Schools test. (Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you in February.)
  • During the first two weeks of 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 last week of July.

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.


Application Procedures – [Fees Brochure 2017/18]
Farrer Handbook – [2017/18 School Handbook]
2016 Highlights  –  [2016 highlights brochure]

Attendance Policy

ENROLMENT ENQUIRY – If you would like further information regarding joining the ‘Farrer Family’ please submit the enquiry form below. Alternatively you can ring Kerry Hussey, our Enrolments Officer, on 6764-8607 or you can email Kerry at: kerry.hussey@det.nsw.edu.au.