Australian Rat Fanciers Society
An organisation dedicated to the
welfare and promotion of pet rats.
Founded in 1996 ... for the love of rats!
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
Advice Lines: 0401 741 162 or 0498 021 237
Rescue Service: 0411 670 215 (please note this is a new number)
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
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:
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.
Public Display at
Collingwood Childrens Farm
Sunday, 11th June 2023
Details coming soon.
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.
The Pet Rat
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.
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.