Sophie owned by Piotr & Rachel N
If you love pet rats, or you just want to find out more about them then you have come to the right place !
The Australian Rat Fanciers Society (AusRFS) is based in Melbourne
and is a club for owners of domesticated pet rats (Rattus norvegicus domestica).
We are a very active, social and family orientated club.
Members come from all walks of life, backgrounds
and age groups, but share a common passion – RATTIES.
Phone 0401 741 162 (voice calls only, no texts please)
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AustralianRatFanciersSociety
Advice Lines 0401 741 162, 0400 928 044, 0498 021 237
Boarding Service Via the AusRFS email address or phone number
Rescue Service Julie McInnes - Phone: 0414 864 278
AusRFS Activities Update
With the easing of restrictions in Victoria - all our club activities are back!
Our next event will be our members Christmas Party on 5th December
Please contact us via phone, email,
or private Facebook message.
All our contact details are above.
Continue to keep safe,
and love your rats.
In 2021 we celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the AusRFS.
Check out the Archives page
for a look back at our rich rattie history.
2nd February , 2003
at Caulfield Pet Expo
Rescue Service Update
We are pleased to announce that we have reopened for adoption.
Our Rescue Service was extremely busy during the lockdowns as we continued to take in surrenders but were unable to adopt out. So we have a good number of rats available.
If you are thinking of adopting
please go to the Rescue Service
page for details about the
adoption process, and
the information we need
potential adopters to provide.
Unfortunately during the lockdowns
we heard of lot of new rat owners adopting from unscrupulous people, selling sick and under aged rats
to make a quick $. The unsuspecting owners continue to pay a high price in heartbreak and vet bills. Highlighting the importance of buying/adopting from a reputable source.
Information about Pet Rats & the AusRFS
Click on the heading of this box to download,
or contact the AusRFS if you would like
a printed copy posted to you.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the uncertainly regarding events for this year, our 2021 brochure does not contain the usual
calendar of events for the year.
The cover of this year's brochure features Tex,
owned and photographed by Lisa O.
The Pet Rat
The 2nd edition of the AusRFS book
The Pet Rat Care Guide
is available in printed or digital format.
Please go to the Publications page.
The cover of this book features Moonbeam,
owned and photographed by Donna R.
All photos on our website and pubications have been taken by AusRFS members,
all rats featured are owned by AusRFS members or are wards of the AusRFS Rescue Service.