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Events 2023

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

prior to each event.

Additional information for Club 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 

A Public Display at Djerriwarrh Festival Pet Expo, Melton.

on Saturday, 11th November, 2023.

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Calendar of Events 2023

Sunday, 26 February        Annual General Meeting, Elsternwick

                                         (Members Meeting)


Saturday, 11 March           Red Hill Show, Red Hill

                                         (Display & Open Show at Public Event)

Saturday, 29 April             Frankston Pets Day Out, Frankston  

                                        (Display at Public Event)  

Sunday, 21 May               AusRFS Annual Show, Elsternwick   

                                        (Members Social & Championship Show)  

Sunday, 11 June              Collingwood Children's Farm, Abbotsford  

                                        (Public Display) 

Sunday, 13 August           AusRFS Working Bee  (members only)

Sunday, 10 September     Spring Gala, Thomastown

                                         (Members Social & Championship Show)  

Sunday, 15 October         Whitehorse Community Festival, Nunawading  

                                         (Display & Open Fun Show at Public Event)  


Saturday, 11 November    Djerriwarrh Festival Pet Expo, Melton  

                                         (Display at Public Event)  

Sunday, 3rd December    AusRFS Christmas Party,  Venue TBA 

                                        (Members Social Day)

 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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