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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.

Contact us

Phone:                   0401 741 162 



Advice Lines:          0401 741 162 or  0498 021 237

Rescue Service:     0411 670 215 (please note this is a new number) 


Instagram:             @australian_rat_fanciers

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Latest News

The AusRFS Championship Show

held on 21st May was a great day.  Thanks to everyone who participated. Photos will be uploaded soon. 

Rescue Service Update

We have many lovely ratties ready

and waiting for their forever homes. 


If you are thinking of adopting

please go to the Rescue Service Page

for details about the adoption process.

Donate to our
Rescue Service

The AusRFS Rescue Service is funded solely by donations and fundraising by club members. 

Donations of any amount are always gratefully received.

All donations to the AusRFS are automatically allocated to our Rescue Service to be used for food, housing and medical treatment for the wards of our Rescue Service.

Our account details are: 

BSB:                 033060

Account No:   328949

Name:  Australian Rat Fanciers Society 


Please use the word Donation as a reference to the payment and include your name if possible. Please also send an email to ausrfs@ausrfs, to alert us to the donation and allow us to express our gratitude. 

Next Event

Public Display at

Collingwood Childrens Farm

Sunday, 11th  June 2023

Details coming soon.

How to become an AusRFS Member

Go the Membership Page and fill out a Membership Application Form.

AusRFS Brochure 2023

Information about Pet Rats & the AusRFS

Click HERE to download, 

or contact the AusRFS

if you would like a printed copy

posted to you.

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The Pet Rat
Care Guide

The 3rd edition of the AusRFS book

The Pet Rat Care Guide

is available in printed or digital format.

Please go to the Publications Page

for more information.

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All photographs on our website and publications were taken by AusRFS members and all rats are either owned by members or are wards of the AusRFS Rescue Service.

The cover of this year's brochure features Tex,

owned and photographed by Lisa O.

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