The Australian dairy goat industry is geographically diverse and is well placed to service the increasing interest and demand for exotic cheeses and alternatives to cows’ milk. Read more


The Australia goat fibre industry is a small but steady market with the Mohair industry valued at about $2 million pa and the Cashmere industry valued at around $0.5 million pa. Read more


The Australian rangeland goat is the major source of goats for the goatmeat processing industry, accounting for approximately 90% of total goatmeat production. Read more

Versatile Goat

Whether it be for meat production, cross breeding, diary or fibre production, goats represent a valuable enterprise in their own right or in a complementary enterprise. Read more

News & Events

  1. ISC Bushfire information January 10, 2020
  2. Goat Industry Council of Australia Call for Fibre Industry nominations September 19, 2019
  3. National Goat Roadshow September 5, 2019
  4. Goat industry development day September 5, 2019
  5. Integrity system — for goat producers August 27, 2019

Alert: Control & eradication of CAE

Voluntary guidelines to assist producers

The dairy goat industry, through its representatives on GICA, have requested the development of voluntary guidelines to assist producers control and eradicate Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) from their herds.

These guidelines have been developed for use by veterinarians in partnership with their goat producer clients to achieve effective CAE control. The guidelines outline the practical steps in testing a herd and the key biosecurity practices to control and eradicate this disease.

Welcome to GICA

The Goat Industry Council of Australia

GICA is designated as a Commodity Council of the Federation by Federal Government. Under its charter as a Commodity Council, GICA is specifically designated as the organisation that develops collective goat industry policy, across all breeds. GICA works with Government, industry bodies, producers and other peak industry councils to this end.