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 (voice calls only, no texts please)
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AustralianRatFanciersSociety
Advice Lines 0401 741 162, 0400 928 044, 0498 021 237
Boarding Service Via the AusRFS email address or phone number
Rescue Service Julie McInnes - Phone: 0414 864 278
AusRFS Activities Update
Due to Victorian lock down restrictions most of our club activities are on hold... again.
Our Boarding Service and
Community Visit Team
are not availalbe
However our Education Team
is available for online classes and our
Advice Service continues to be available to anyone who needs advice
about any aspect of pet rats -
their care, health, welfare
Please contact us via phone, email,
or private Facebook message.
All our contact details are above.
Continue to keep safe,
and love your rats.
(Depending on Lockdown restrictions)
If the following events can't go ahead they will be rescheduled.
Sunday 12th September
AusRFS Annual Show
Championship Show &
25th Anniversary Celebration)
Please go to Upcoming Events
for the full list of upcoming events.
Most of the pet expos and community
events that we usually attend each year,
are either not being held in 2021,
or the organisers are holding off announcing dates.
Therefore we are unable to publish a
full calendar of events for the whole year.
As events are confirmed we will publish the details on our Website and Facebook so please check for updates.
Rescue Service Update
We have LOTS of rats in our care!
Even though adoptions are currently suspended due to restrictions,
we have never been busier as we continue to take in surrenders.
If you are thinking of adopting
please make contact now, so once restrictions are eased, we can get your new ratties to you quickly.
Please be patient and wait to adopt
from us., the wait will be worth it!
Unfortunately we are hearing very sad tales lately from people who have adopted from unscrupulous people, selling sick and under aged rats to make a quick buck during lockdowns.
The unsuspecting owners are paying a high price in heartbreak and vet bills.
Please go to the Rescue Service
page for details about the
and the information we need
potential adopters to provide.
In 2021 we celebrate 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
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the uncertainly regarding events for this year, our 2021 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 2nd 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.