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Miniature Goat Breeders Association of Australia (MGBA).

Australian Registered Body Number: 169 787 099, Incorporated Number: IA35943 (2007)

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE MINIATURE GOAT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INC (MGBA)

The Miniature Goat Breeders Association (MGBA) is a not for profit organisation managed with the help of many volunteers, with members nation-wide.

The MGBA was established in 2007 by the founder of the Australian Miniature Goat breed along with a handful of dedicated foundation breeders who together set up the non-profit association.

The Association’s focus and condition of membership requires applicants to agree to;

  • create a favorable public image of the Australian Miniature goat and the Miniature Goat Breeders Association of Australia Inc
  • advance the interests of the MGBA at all times & maintain its integrity including following the highest standard of stud management, business practice & fair & proper competition
  • promote the use of good sound judgment, ethical behaviour and professional conduct at all times
  • record & maintain accurate details of animals listed in a miniature goat registry including the provision of transfer / service details for animal(s) within 30 days of completion of sale
  • promote and support the development of the miniature goat breed
  • bring together people interested in the miniature goat breeds
  • collect, publish and share relevant information
  • encourage and maintain high standards of breeding, consistent with adopted height and breed standards
  • promote appropriate housing, handling, health, welfare, management and selling of animals
  • comply with the Rules and Regulations relating to the keeping of goats as required by local and state authority and Miniature Goat Breeders Association
  • encourage participation in events that promote development of the miniature breeds
  • maintain a high standard of ethical conduct comprised of honesty, integrity and fair dealing between members, between members and the association and between members and non-members, essential to the success of the association. [Articles of Association (current 19.04.2017) Objects]

Becoming an MGBA member.

The Miniature Goat Breeders Association of Australia Inc. welcomes owners, breeders and all goat enthusiasts alike. Please read the MGBA Rules of Association (constitution), Miniature Goat Breeders Association’s Code of Ethics and Code of Sportsmanship for conditions of membership prior to application.

MEMBERSHIP FORMS

Membership Application click to download

MEMBERSHIPS

Membership is annual from 1st January and ends on the 31st of December each year. Lapsed memberships will have all membership details removed from website/promotional material after 1st January of the following year.
Membership may include one single person, family members of the same household or two adults under the same stud name (Joint membership), Students in a school/college membership. Membership is not transferable. If you are looking to become a breeder you will need to register a Stud Prefix.

ALL Membership applications must be completed in full and submitted with correct fees where applicable for consideration and are subject to Committee Approval

Annual Fees are listed on forms.

JOINING FEE (administration fee – applies to all new membership listings and for re-entering listing of lapsed memberships)

ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP (Breeder – 1 Vote)

ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP (Breeder – 1 Vote) – offered to NEW members joining for the first time – after 1st July

School (and College) Membership Scholarship (MGBA Youth Encouragement Program) is offered by the MGBA to schools and colleges wishing to participate in association events who have acquired MGBA registered (or eligible) animals that are incorporated in the schools education program.
Schools & Colleges wishing to register a Stud Prefix will be required to complete a Stud Prefix Application- fees apply.

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP (not breeding or registering – no vote)

NEW MEMBER REFERRAL (not breeding or registering – no vote) – (joining fee waivered)
Rules: Referring Members must hold full membership. The referred applicant/s must signing application form prior to being submitted by referring member. Payment and application must be submitted by referring member. Approved Social membership/s may pay the difference between ordinary and referral membership cost to upgrade to Full Ordinary Membership if wanting to become a breeder and register animals.

Pro-rata rate not offered for Social Memberships

STUD PREFIX: (BREEDERS)
Your Stud Prefix (Name of Stud) is for your exclusive use. It will precede the names of the animals you register. When applying for a stud prefix, you are required to submit two (2) different names in order of preference – we will make every effort to allocate you with your first choice unless that name has already been registered or is deemed unsuitable. Once a Stud name has been registered your Prefix is exclusive and is not for unauthorized use for new animal registrations by other Members.

Your application must be approved by the Committee and all membership fees must be paid in full and be clear funds.

Members of the Miniature Goat Breeders Association of Australia Inc. (MGBA) will be bound by the Rules, Regulations and Code of Ethics set by the MGBA and any decisions, actions and amendments of the MGBA and will be expected to endeavor to familiarise themselves with the same. Authorisation must be given to the MGBA and those associated with them, to list and disclose contact details, (name, stud name, phone number, suburb, state, postcode, email, website) to enquirers and to include contact details in publications, handouts, website and promotional material. Members authorise the use of information provided and or collected for administrating functions of the MGBA, handling of complaints and disclosure of all such information including but not limited to; correspondence, proceedings and outcomes recorded in the minutes of the association.

Further, when attending any event members are responsible for any child and any non-member accompanying them. Members agree that events have the potential to be dangerous and accept that while every effort will be made with regard to safety including their own responsibilities, they remain responsible for any loss, damage or injury incurred or caused by them and will not hold the MGBA or its representatives responsible for any damage, loss or injury incurred.

Members indemnify the MGBA, its members and agents against all actions, claims, proceedings and liabilities and acknowledge that no matter or thing done or omitted by the management committee or duly elected official subjects the management committee, duly elected official or incorporated association to any liability. Each member releases the incorporated association, management committee members and duly elected officials from any such liability.

Members understand and accept full responsibility for ensuring contact details are kept up-to-date.

MGBA believes that everyone has a right to be treated fairly with dignity and respect and is committed to maintaining a safe positive environment (including social media) that promotes responsible, professional, respectful behaviour. MGBA will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, intimidation, bullying or abuse of those, and by those, involved in the association. In accordance with ‘industry best practice’ MGBA seek to recruit and retain those people committed to maintaining these principles and will reject those who do not uphold the same values. The MGBA reserve the right to cancel membership should a complaint/breach be substantiated.