Website Updated: 15.2.2024
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 Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, 11 February - go to the Events Held 2024 page to view a few photos or visit or Facebook page to see all the photos.
Message to Members
It has been brought to our attention that some members have not received the last few emails.
The last few emails were:
4 Feb: AGM Reminder
25 Feb: re Sausage Sizzle helpers
16 Feb: Details of available Rescues
11Jan: AGM Notice
If you missed any, please check your junk folder and let us know if you are not receiving messages.
Found a wild rat needing help?
We are currently receiving many requests for help from people who have found wild baby rats.
The AusRFS Rescue Service only deals with domesticated (pet) rats.
However, we acknowledge that wild rats deserve to be treated with compassion and we have a procedure in place to help people who contact us for advice.
If you find a wild rat needing help, the best source of assistance is the Facebook Group Wildie SOS - Rats and Mice Australia. Please click HERE for more information.
Our Calendar of Events for 2024 is finalized.
Please go to the 2024 Calendar of Events page
to check out all our rattie events!
Our next event is a Display and Open Championship Show
at Red Hill Show on Saturday, 9th March.
Details will be posted soon.
Rescue Service Update
The AusRFS has a new phone number 0411 670 215
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 Rescue Service
The AusRFS Rescue Service is funded solely by donations and fundraising by AusRFS 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.
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.
2024 Brochure Coming Soon!
The cover of this year's brochure features Tex,
owned and photographed by Lisa O.
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
for more information.
All photographs featured on our website and publications
have been taken by AusRFS members
and all rats are either owned by members
or are wards of the AusRFS Rescue Service.