AusRFS Membership

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Membership Application Form

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Anyone who owns, or is interested in pet rats is welcome to apply to join the AusRFS. Members receive a comprehensive Members Kit, copy of our book The Pet Rat Care Guide, regular newsletter - Rat Tales, and invitations to attend all AusRFS public displays, shows and social gatherings. Members also receive reduced rates for show entries and discounts for a variety of merchandise including Ferret Kingdom cages.

Please read the information on this page, then fill in an application and pay the appropriate membership fee.

Oreo helping his owner Bianca 

fill out her membership application.

EXCLUSIONS

The AusRFS does not accept membership applications from:

  • Feeder Breeders (people who breed rats as food for other animals).

  • Breeders of Blue, Double Rex, Hairless, Patchwork, or Manx (tailless) varieties of rats.

(These varieties can suffer from health issues and the AusRFS considers it unethical to breed them.

Since we don’t wish to promote these varieties in any way, they cannot be brought to our public displays

or bred by members.)

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

SINGLE – Must be at least 16 years of age. (see note below re Junior Members)

 

COUPLE Two people living in the same household. Either two adults or an adult and a child (one person must be at least 16 years)

 

FAMILY - All those living as a family at the same address (1 person must be at least 16 years).

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES - NEW MEMBERS

The fees listed below include a $15 one-off joining fee.

Membership runs for a calendar year 1st January - 31st December, therefore we offer a reduced fee for those joining during the year.

Joining in January-June

Membership will run until 31st December that year

Single  $35

Couple  $45

Family  $55

 

Joining in July-November

Membership will run until 31st December that year

Single  $25

Couple  $30

Family  $35

 

Joining in December

Membership will run until 31st December the following year

Single  $35

Couple  $45

Family  $55

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES - MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Membership runs for a calendar year 1st January - 31st December. 

Annual Membership fees for subsequent years

Single  $20 

Couple  $30

Family  $40 

Membership fees can be paid by cheque or by direct bank deposit into the club account:

 

BSB:                 033060

Account No:   328949

Name:              Australian Rat Fanciers Society Inc.

 

When payment by direct deposit please use your name as a reference to the transaction.

Junior Members

The children in our society are valued members and are encouraged to participate in all our activities.  Special children’s activities are held throughout the year, such as colouring and puzzle competitions.

 

Please note: children under 16 must be accompanied to AusRFS events by an adult member. Therefore we don’t offer single junior membership. Membership is optional for children under 5 years. Members may bring their children under 5 to events without having to join them as a member. Family membership covers all family members whatever their age.