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
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AustralianRatFanciersSociety
Advice Lines 0401 741 162 or 0400 928 044
Boarding Service Via the AusRFS email address or phone number
Rescue Service Julie McInnes - Phone: 0414 864 278
Our Calendar of Events is finalized
for the first half of 2022.
More events will be added to the list
as dates are confirmed.
Our next event will be
A display at Collingwood Childrens Farm
Details will be posted soon.
Click here for a list of
Continue to keep safe,
and love your rats.
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.
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.
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.
Due to uncertainty regarding events
at the time of publication,
this years 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 3rd 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.