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.
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.
Happy Anniversary to Us!
Celebrations were held in
2021 to mark the 25th Anniversary of AusRFS!
Ph: 0401 741 162
0401 741 162 or 0498 021 237
Via the AusRFS email address or phone number
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.
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.
How to become an
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.