Farrer Hall Floor Plan
Typical floor plan in Farrer Hall, with some of the shared common areas accessible to our residents highlighted.
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At Farrer Hall we are a family. We study hard, we go to and compete at everything we can, we make friends for life and take care of each other. We make sure that there is no Ferret left behind!
Farrer Hall is one of the foundation halls at Monash University with its initial intake in May 1965. It comprises two separate three-storey buildings - 'Commons' and 'Lords' and is home to 201 students.
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You'll have your own carpeted room with:
As well as your room, you will have access to the shared facilities of Farrer Hall:
As part of the campus, MRS is supported by the University's security services, with security assistance on hand 24/7 - but we also have dedicated ‘MRS’ services personnel on site each night at Clayton to assist all residents and to ensure safety and security. Here are some of the other ways we keep everyone safe:
A safe environment requires cooperation from everyone in the residential community, which is why our Conditions of Residency includes a number of security initiatives and responsibilities.
Farrer Hall's mascot is Cedric the Ferret and our colours are green and black. As the ferrets of Farrer Hall, we proudly wear these colours on special occasions and to support our fellow ferrets at sporting events.
Our live-in Residential Support Team Officers (RSTO) offer guidance and support; they’re dedicated to making sure you're comfortable with all aspects of campus life and you're included in the fun.
If you'd like to live at Farrer Hall and be part of our community, please apply here.
1845 - 1906
Farrer Hall is named in honour and recognition of William Farrer who was a leading Australian agronomist and plant breeder.
William James Farrer (3 April 1845 - 16 April 1906) was a leading Australian agronomist and plant breeder. William Farrer is best remembered as the originator of the "Federation" strain of wheat, distributed in 1903. His work resulted in significant improvements in both the quality and crop yields of Australia's national wheat harvest, a contribution for which he earned the title 'father of the Australian wheat industry'.
In addition to Farrer Hall at Monash University which was named in his honour in 1964, a suburb and a primary school in Canberra have been named in his honour. An Australian electoral division has been named after him, and Farrer was also remembered on the reverse of the Australian two dollar bank note issued in 1966 (now withdrawn). A specialist agricultural high school (Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Tamworth NSW) was named in his honour and continues to provide specialist agricultural education. William Farrer is also remembered in Wagga Wagga with the Farrer Hotel and the Farrer Football League (Australian rules football).
One of the most remarkable things about his success was the very simple goal he set himself "to produce a good loaf of bread".
Further information on William Farrer can be found at: