About the GMO tables

The following tables provide a summary of GMOs released into the environment.

GMOs can be released for a limited time under specified conditions (limited and controlled release) or without a time limit on their release (“Commercial release”). Some restrictions on commercial releases may still apply.

All releases are assigned a licence number and referred to as “DIR” which is short for “Dealings involving intentional release” into the environment. “Dealing” with GMO includes many activities such as conduct experiments, make, develop, produce, transport and dispose.

In addition to licences, there is also a “GMO Register”. The Regulator can decide that certain dealings previously authorised by a licence may be included in the GMO Register. Dealings on the GMO register no longer require a licence, they can be conducted by anyone.

Authorisations for commercial releases of GM crops (GMO register entries and subset of list of licences involving Intentional Release)
Licence No Parent Organism Modified Trait Event Name(s) OECD Unique Identifier(s) Organisation Issue Date
DIR 127Canola (Brassica napus L.)Herbicide toleranceMON88302MON-88302-9Monsanto Australia Ltd21 Nov 2014
DIR 124Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)Herbicide tolerance, Insect resistance, Selectable marker - herbicide, Selectable marker - antibiotic, Reporter gene expressionSYN-IR102 x MON-15985, SYN-IR102 x MON-15985 x MON-88913SYN-IR102-7 x MON-15985-7, SYN-IR102-7 x MON-15985-7 x MON-88913-8Monsanto Australia Ltd19 Jun 2014
DIR 118Cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.)Herbicide toleranceMON88913MON-88913-8Monsanto Australia Ltd16 Aug 2013
DIR 108Canola (Brassica napus L.)Herbicide tolerance/Hybrid breeding system(Topas 19/2; T45; RF1; RF2; RF3; MS1; MS8; and hybrids of these events) x GT73(ACS-BN7-1; ACS-BN8-2; ACS-BN1-4; ACS-BN2-5; ACS-BN3-6; ACS-BN4-7; ACS-BN5-8; and hybrids of these) x MON-73-7Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd02 Dec 2011
DIR 091Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)Insect resistance, Herbicide tolerance, Selectable marker - herbicide281-24-236 x 3006-21-23 DAS-21023-5 x DAS-24236-5 Dow AgroSciences Australia Pty Ltd25 Nov 2009
DIR 066/2006Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)Herbicide tolerance, Insect resistance, Selectable marker - herbicide, Selectable marker - antibiotic, Reporter gene expressionMON15985; MON1445; MON88913; MON1445 x MON15985; MON88913 x MON15985 MON-15985-7; MON-1445-2; MON-88913-8;
MON-1445-2 x MON-15985-7;
MON-88913-8 x MON-15985-7
Monsanto Australia Ltd26 Oct 2006
DIR 062/2005Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)Herbicide tolerance, Selectable marker - herbicideLLCotton25; LLCotton25 x MON15985 MON-1445-2 x MON-15985-7;
MON-88913-8 x MON-15985-7
ACS-GH001-3;
ACS-GH001-3 x MON-15985-7
Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd08 Aug 2006
DIR 021/2002Canola (Brassica napus L.)Herbicide tolerance, Plant development, Selectable marker - herbicideTopas 19/2 (Also known as HCN10, HCN92 and Innovator), T45 (Also known as HCN28), RF1 (Also known as B93-101), RF2 (Also known as B94-2), RF3, MS1 (Also known as B91-4), MS8, MS8+RF3, MS8 x RF3 ACS-BN7-1, ACS-BN8-2, ACS-BN1-4, ACS-BN2-5, ACS-BN3-6, ACS-BN4-7, ACS-BN5-8, ACS-BN5-8 x ACS-BN3-6 Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd25 Jul 2003
DIR 020/2002Canola (Brassica napus L.)herbicide toleranceGT73 (Also known as RT73) MON-73-7 Monsanto Australia Ltd19 Dec 2003