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)
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
We are pleased to announce that due to the easing of restrictions in Victoria...
Our Rescue Service and Boarding Service are fully open again .
Our Education Team is available
for face to face classes.
Our Community Team are available
Our Advice Service continues to be available to anyone who needs advice
about any aspect of pet rats -
their care, health, welfare
Please contact us via phone, email,
or private Facebook message.
All our contact details are above.
Continue to keep safe,
and love your rats.
Rescue Service Update
If you are thinking of adopting
now or in the near future we recommend making contact.
Please go to the Rescue Service
page for details about the
and the information we need
potential adopters to provide.
2nd February , 2003
at Caulfield Pet Expo
In 2021 we celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the AusRFS.
Check out the Archives page
for a look back at our rich rattie history.
16th May 2021
AusRFS Members Working Bee
29th May 2021
Display at Casey Pet Expo
Most of the pet expos and community
events that we attend each year,
are either not being held in 2021,
or the organisers are holding off announcing dates.
Therefore we are unable to publish a
full calendar of events for the whole year.
As events are confirmed we will publish the details on our Website and Facebook so please check for updates.
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.