Guidelines and Forms for Certifications of Physical Containment Facilities

Under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act), the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) may issue technical and procedural guidelines in relation to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) (under section 27 of the Act), in relation to certification of facilities to specified containment levels (section 90) and in relation to accreditation of organisations (section 98). The Act, the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 or instruments issued by the Regulator can require compliance with these guidelines in conducting dealings with GMOs or in obtaining and maintaining certification or accreditation.

Guidelines
Type Guideline

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 4 Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 4 Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 3 Laboratory

Physical Containment Level 3 Animal Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Large Scale Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 1 Large Scale Facility

Guidelines for Certification of Physical Containment Level 4 Facilities

Guidelines for Certification of Physical Containment Level 3 Facilities

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Large Grazing Animal Facility

Containment of exempt dealings guideline

Guidance Notes for the Containment of Exempt Dealings

Accreditation guideline

Explanatory Information on the Guidelines for Accreditation of Organisations 18 April 2013

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Plant Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Laboratory

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Invertebrate Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Aquatic Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Animal Facility

Accreditation guideline

Guidelines for Accreditation of Organisations

Transport storage and disposal of GMOs guideline

Guidelines for the Transport of GMOs

The Regulator issued Guidelines for the Transport of GMOs on 1 July 2007. These guidelines are still operative where invoked in licence conditions or other instruments issued by the Regulator.

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 1 Facility

Guidelines for Certification of a Physical Containment Level 2 Constant Temperature Room

Transport storage and disposal of GMOs guideline

Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs

The (the Regulations, as amended 1 September 2011), require that any notifiable low risk dealing (NLRD) involving transportation, storage or disposal of a GMO outside of certified facilities be conducted in accordance with the Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs unless the Gene Technology Regulator (‘the Regulator’) has agreed otherwise in writing.

Previous guidelines

Previous (Superseded) Versions of Guidelines for Certification of Physical Containment Facilities