Who We Are
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.
Membership of GICA is based on two levels:
- Full members – State Farmer Organisations and four commodity based members: dairy, meat, fibre and rangeland; and
- Associate member – AMIC.
It should be noted that Associate membership is also open to other industry participates such as traders, goat product manufacturers and associated industries.
The full and associate members nominate representatives who attend the GICA Council meetings. The current Councillors and industry representatives on GICA as well as current Associate Members can be found here.
GICA is funded from membership fees paid by full and associate members and from an industry allocation by the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC).