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2024 Calendar of Events

Full details for each event are posted here & on our Facebook page 

prior to each event.

Additional information for AusRFS members is sent via email and posted on the "Members Only" page of the website. 

Please see the notes at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the types of events and who can attend.

Next Event 

Calendar of Events 2024

Sunday 11 February      AusRFS Annual General Meeting, Elsternwick

                                         (Members Meeting & Social Gathering)


Saturday 9 March          Red Hill Show, Red Hill

                                         (our display was cancelled due to hot weather)

                                          (Public Display & Open Championship Show)


Sat 13 & Sun 14 April     The Pet Show, Melb Showgrounds Ascot Vale

                                           (Public Display)

Sunday 19 May               AusRFS Annual Show, Cranbourne North

                                           (Members Championship Show & Social)


Sunday, 16 June              Collingwood Childrens Farm, Abbotsford

                                             (Public Display)


Sunday 18 August            AusRFS Rat Health Day, Venue TBC

                                             (Members event)


Sunday 8 September        AusRFS Spring Gala, Eltham

                                             (Members Championship Show & Social)

(date TBC)                         Frankston Pets Day Out, Frankston

                                           (Public Display)


Saturday 9 November       Djerriwarrh Community Festival, Melton

                                              (Public Display)

Sunday 17 November       Whitehorse Spring Festival, Nunawading

                                              (Public Display & Open Fun Show)


Sunday 1 December          AusRFS Christmas Party, Venue TBC

                                              (Members Social Gathering)



 Types of Events

Members Event   

Only AusRFS members and invited guests may attend.

Public Display    

AusRFS display at an externally run public event (pet expo, community festival etc)

The display is manned by AusRFS members and their rats. The aim is to introduce our rats to the general public and provide information about pet rats and their care. Some merchandise is offered for sale. Look out for the AusRFS marquees/signs and come say hello!

Members Show

Only rats owned by AusRFS members may be entered.

Open Show         

A show held at a public display. All pet rat owners are welcome to enter their rats for judging, but need to contact the AusRFS prior to the show for an entry form/details.

Non-Members attend as our guests, under the same rules and conditions as club members.

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