Goats – transport

Information about the requirements for transporting goats from one location to another.

Goats must be transported using suitable and appropriate vehicles.

All goats entering and moving within NSW must have an approved NLIS device.

All goats entering and moving within NSW must be accompanied by fully completed movement documentation that is either a National Vendor Declaration (NVD) or a Transported Stock Statement (TSS).

All movements must be notified to the NLIS database.

There are strict footrot requirements for goats entering NSW.

There are requirements relating to Johne’s disease for goats entering NSW.

Goats infested with sheep lice cannot be moved in public places unless they are going to slaughter.

There are strict cattle tick requirements for goats entering NSW from cattle tick infested areas.

There are strict plant import requirements for fodder accompanying goats into NSW.

Approved activities Category
Loading and unloading animals onto transporters 3

All movements of goats to a property with a different Property Identification Code (PIC) must be recorded on the NLIS database. This is known as a mob based movement, although a mob can be just one animal. Although you do not have to scan individual animals you do need to know:

  • The PIC the animals are from
  • The PIC the animals are moving to
  • The movement date
  • The number and type of animals
  • Other PICs on ear tags (if any)
  • The NVD serial number.

Sheep and Goat NLIS

Land transport guidelines provides further information about the transport of goats. NLIS outlines the rules and conditions for goats.

It is important to have good knowledge of the disease status of animals prior to bringing them onto the school farm. This may involve vaccinations, parasite control and even blood tests where applicable. Advice from the local veterinarian or livestock officer should be sought.

It is a good idea to quarantine new goats from existing goats for a period of time. This should allow time for observation of any signs of illness or parasite infestations.


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