About our work regulating GMOs
Find out how we support the Gene Technology Regulator to manage, and protect against, risks posed by GMOs.
Approved GMOs in Australia
Details about approved applications, dealings and licences, accredited organisations, and active crop field trial sites.
Application and reporting forms
Access forms for licence applications, organisation accreditation, and reporting obligations.
For Institutional Biosafety Committees
Useful resources for IBCs covering records of assessment, classification of NLRDs and contained dealings.
Licence Issued (DIR 185)
The Regulator has issued a licence to Novotech (Australia) Pty Ltd for a clinical trial with genetically modified Bordetella pertussis for the prevention of whooping cough.
New licence application (DIR 188)
Nuseed Pty Ltd has applied for a licence for a field trial of genetically modified canola and Indian mustard with altered oil content and herbicide tolerance.
New licence application (DIR 189)
The University of Queensland has applied for a licence for a field trial of genetically modified sorghum with asexual seed formation.
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Get notified about applications to release a GMO into the environment, when an application is open for comment and when changes are made to Australia's gene technology legislation.
Apply to work with GMOs
Authorisations to deal with GMOs
See more about the types of approvals for GMO dealings and how to apply.
Certify your facilities
Find out more about the certification process including the requirements for each type of facility, and how to apply.
Get your organisation accredited
All organisations dealing with GMOs should consider accreditation. Find out more including how to apply.
Transport, storage and disposal
Learn about importing, transporting, storing and disposing of GMOs or products containing GMOs.
Advice on how organisations can continue to comply with certification guidelines and licence conditions when key staff are not on-site and common laboratory consumables are in limited supply.
The report describes the roles and responsibilities of the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) during 2020-21.