Upcoming Events 

Full details for each event are posted on our website and Facebook page prior to the event.


Club members are sent additional information via email. 

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


Our next event ...

Sunday, 12 September AusRFS Annual Show (Elsternwick)

AusRFS members and their rats get together for our Annual Championship Show.

We will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the AusRFS with a display of material from our club's Archives. AusRFS 

 Calendar of Events 2021

Most of the pet expos and community festivals we usually attend

are either not happening this year, or the organizers are holding off announcing dates. 

Therefore we are unable to publish a full calendar of public events for the year. 

But we are continuing to plan club events, mindful that dates may need to be changed

due to COVID restrictions. 

At the moment the following are the events we are hoping to run this year.   


Sun 28 March   AusRFS Annual General Meeting, Cranbourne (Members meeting)

Sun 16 May       AusRFS members Working Bee, Richmond (Members gathering)

Sun 8 August    AusRFS Annual Show, Elsternwick (Members gathering & Champ show)

Sun 17 Oct       Pets Day Out Pet Expo, Frankston (AusRFS display at public event)

Sat, 6 Nov         Djerriwarrh Community Festival, Melton (AusRFS display at public event)

Sun 5 Dec         AusRFS Christmas Party, Cranbourne (Members gathering)

 Types of Events

Members Event   

Only AusRFS members and invited guests may attend.

Members Show

Only rats owned by AusRFS members may be entered.



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 also offered for sale. 

Look out for the AusRFS marquees/signs and come say hello!


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.