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
is based in Melbourne and is a club for
owners of domesticated pet rats (Rattus norvegicus).
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.
Ruby & Barry owned by Chelsea G
AusRFS Rescue Service Update
Unfortunately 2019 has been our busiest
year for rescues - ever !
So if you are thinking of adopting a rescue,
now would be an excellent time !
Surrenders continue to come
in almost daily. So although
adoptions are steady, our
numbers remain high.
Rats range from babies to
2 years, males and females
some have already been
Thank you to the AusRFS
members who open their
hearts and homes to help
out with fostering these
darlings. Even though we
have a large number of rats
in our care, we always do
our very best for every single
one. Here are some photos
of a few of our rescues
If you are thinking about adopting please contact
Julie McInnes, our Rescue Service Co-ordinator
Please include the following information:
• Phone number
• How many rats you were thinking of adopting?
• Male or female, approxiate age.
• Do you need the rat to be desexed?
• When were you thinking of adopting?
• If the rat is for a child – how old are they?
• Will these be your first rats?
If not - what experience you have with rats.
• If you currently have rats – what do you have.
• Do you have a cage? If so what sort/size.
If possible please send a photo of your cage.
If you don’t have a cage, and can give advice on cages, we also have a few cages available for purchase.
Please let us know anything else that might assist finding your perfect match.
$50 desexed male
$60 desexed female
(Desexing fee is subsidized by the AusRFS)
Follow these links to see more photos of the rats currently in our care:
Our Next Event
AusRFS Annual General Meeting
Sunday, 16th February
Please See Events 2020
for a full list of events for this year.
From our Archives.....
2nd Feburary , 2003
at Caulfield Pet Expo
5th March, 2005
at Koorumburra Agricultural Show
27th September, 2007
at the Royal Melbourne Show
5th November, 2006
at Whittlesea Agricultural Show
Information about Pet Rats & the AusRFS
including a calendar of events for the year.
Click on the heading of this box to download,
or contact the AusRFS if you would like
a printed copy posted to you.
The cover of this year's brochure features
two wards of our Rescue Service.
All rat featured in the brochure are either current wards of our Rescue Service or have been adopted from our Rescue Service.
The Pet Rat
The 2nd edition of the AusRFS book
The Pet Rat Care Guide
is now available in printed or digital format.
Please see the Publications page under
the AusRFS Activities tab.
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.
Phone 0401 741 162 (voice calls only, no texts please)
Postal Address PO Box 5001, Hughesdale, VIC 3166
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