Boarding Fees

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School is a public school, and therefore tuition, other than for elective subjects and excursions, is provided at no cost to parents.  However, for Boarding Students, there is a cost for Accommodation and Food. For 2023 this cost is;

  • $3,218 per term over 4 terms for Years 7 to 11 ($12,872 per annum)
  • $4,291 per term over 3 terms for Year 12 ($12,873 per annum)

Boarding Fees are set by the Minister for Education each year. Fee increases have been avoided since 2019 as a measure to assist families affected by drought, bush-fires, floods and then Covid-19.  However, given that the CPI for 2023 was 7.9% for 2024 fees will increase by a modest 3.0%, taking them to;

  • $3,315 per term over 4 terms for Years 7 to 11 ($13,260 per annum)
  • $4,420 per term over 3 terms for Year 12 ($13,260 per annum)


A Security Bond, as stated in the Residential Student Agreement and section 7.5.1 of the School Manual,  is required for new boarding students, which can be used to cover unpaid damages charges or boarding fees. The Bond is $1,000 and is refundable when the student leaves - less any unpaid fees.

Boarding applicants accepting an early admission offer, per section 7.5.4 of the School Manual, will be required to make a prepayment of $1500.00 towards their first term boarding fees.

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