General Authority - Goats


Goats known to be in their final trimester of pregnancy, or showing signs of advanced pregnancy, should not be transported across Bass Strait. Animal welfare requirements for the transport of livestock across Bass Strait are outlined in the Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock Across Bass Strait.

Goats NOT consigned to Flinders Island

The following conditions apply for the importation of goats into Tasmania, other than Flinders Island:

  • A completed Health Certificate for Goats Entering Tasmania, National Vendor Declaration and National Goat Health Statement must accompany the animals.
  • The National Goat Health Statement must include a Total Assurance Rating (TAR).
  • The TAR Score and National Goat Health Statement must be in accordance with the National Goat Health Statement and the National Johne's Disease program - Standard Definitions Rules and Guidelines for Cattle (and for goats, deer and camelids infected with cattle strains of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis) (SDR&G's) that apply at the time of export.
  • The goats must be inspected by the owner or person in charge within 7 days prior to movement to Tasmania, and be found free of signs of disease.
  • The goats must not be known or suspected of being infected with, or exposed to a List A or List B disease, other than Johne's Disease (Flinders Island excluded - see below), within 30 days prior to movement to Tasmania commencing.
  • The goats must not be subject to any animal movement restrictions other than Johne's Disease (Flinders Island excluded - see below).
  • Goats from herds classified as Johne's Disease Suspect or Infected may be introduced into Tasmania (other than Flinders Island), providing the purchaser or recipient has been advised of the Johne's Disease status of the herd of origin.
  • The goats must be free of cattle tick.
  • The owner or person in charge of the animals in the exporting State or Territory must certify within 7 days prior to movement to Tasmania that, to the best of their knowledge, all the above conditions have been met.
  • A Stock Inspector or Government Veterinary Officer in the state of origin must certify that after due enquiry, they have no reason to doubt the above 'owner declaration'.
  • Shearing exemptions are required for goats with more than 25 mm of fleece.





Goats consigned to Flinders Island

Flinders Island is a protected zone for Bovine Johne's Disease.

The following conditions apply for the importation of goats into the Bovine Johne's Disease Protected Zone of Tasmania:


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