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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.

Latest News

Frankston Pets Day Out

AusRFS Display

Date: 29th April, 2023



Photo taken at Red Hill Open Show and Display, March 2023

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.

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

Celebrations were held in 

2021 to mark the 25th Anniversary of AusRFS! 

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Contact us


Ph: 0401 741 162 




Advice Lines               

0401 741 162 or  0498 021 237

Boarding Service:    

Via the AusRFS email address or phone number

Rescue Service:          

Julie McInnes - Ph:  0414 864 278

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.

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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.

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The cover of this book features Moonbeam,

owned and photographed by Donna R.

How to become an
AusRFS Member!

Go to the About AusRFS menu and you will find the information and membership forms you need to join AusRFS!

The cover of this year's brochure features Tex,

owned and photographed by Lisa O.

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