25 years logo with text.jpg

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.

Contact us

Phone                         0401 741 162 



Facebook Page

Advice Lines               0401 741 162 or  0498 021 237

Boarding Service       Via the AusRFS email address or phone number

Rescue Service          Julie McInnes - Phone:  0414 864 278

Latest News

Next Event:



Member's social event.


4th December.

Members please check your email for the full details of this event and RSVP if you are attending!


xmas rat.jfif
Kumo xmas 2017.jpg
Happy Anniversary to Us!

2021 marked the 25th

anniversary of the AusRFS. 

Check out the Archives page

for a look back at our rich rattie history. 


2003.02.02 steph at caulfield.JPG


2nd February , 2003

at Caulfield Pet Expo



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, and 

the information we need

potential adopters to provide.

Unfortunately a lot of new rat owners adopt from unscrupulous people, who sell sick, under aged, incorrectly sexed or and pregnant rats to make a quick $. 

The unsuspecting new owners pay a high price in heartbreak and vet bills.  Highlighting the importance of buying/adopting from a reputable source.  

Thinking of Adopting?

Check out the info on

our Rescue Service page and complete an adoption expression of interest form. 


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.

AusRFS Brochure 2020_Page_01.jpg

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.

book cover.jpg

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.

Butterbeers (Caity R)
Butterbeers (Caity R)

press to zoom
Percy, Nigel & Benjamin (Wendy C)
Percy, Nigel & Benjamin (Wendy C)

press to zoom
Benjamin (Wendy C)
Benjamin (Wendy C)

press to zoom
Butterbeers (Caity R)
Butterbeers (Caity R)

press to zoom