Our Story

Goulburn is in NSW, and was the first inland city in Australia. It is arguably the best-located regional city, being two hours from Sydney, one hour from Canberra and one and a half hours from the coast, smack bang in the middle of the bush. It has a population of 24,000. Employment is quite diverse, which allows the city to flourish under all conditions. Goulburn’s water supply has been well documented as being low: however, this position has changed dramatically, with Goulburn having more water than it did fifty years ago.


Some fifty years ago, in a region known as Bannister, near Crookwell, a dream was born. The owner, Keith, (known as The Trapper), was out in the bush with his father, Bill, trapping rabbits. Just on dusk, Bill lit the campfire not far from the tent. Fancying himself a bit with the bush tucker, he began to bake a damper in a camp oven he had bought from a travelling swagman a few years before. Unknown to Bill, a seed had been planted in young Keith’s head: to become a baker one day. This dream has finally become a reality, with establishment of The Bakery of Goulburn.


We hope you all enjoy the atmosphere and the tucker as much as we have enjoyed living the dream.