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Website Updated: 29.10.2023   



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 Education Team have been busy delivering classes on Pet Rats to students studying Vet Nursing and Cert II in Animals Studies at Kangan Tafe Broadmeadows! Check out our post on Facebook!

Next Event

A Display at Djerriwarrh Festival Pet Expo, Melton.

on Saturday, 11th November, 2023

 for Details please go to the Events 2023 Page

Rescue Service Update

The AusRFS has a new phone number 0411 670 215


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 AusRFS 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. 

How to become an AusRFS Member

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

Already an AusRFS Member?

Go to the Members Only Page to check out the latest club news,

download publications & documents and back issues of

Rat Tales Newsletter. 

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 cover of this year's brochure features Tex,

owned and photographed by Lisa O.

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.

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