Goats were introduced to Australia by European settlers in the late 18th century. The first goats were introduced to provide a source of meat, milk and fibre. Goats are a hardy species that quickly adapted to the Australian environment.
The Rare Breeds Trust of Australia recogises three rare breed of goats.
Click on the link to meet each of Australia's rare breed goats
For information on the status catergories click here
For a listing of all known goat breeds in Australia go to our Known Breeds Page