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 191)
The Regulator has issued a licence to International Flower Developments Pty Ltd for commercial import and distribution of genetically modified chrysanthemums with altered flower colour.
New licence application (DIR 195)
The University of Tasmania has applied for a licence to conduct a trial with a genetically modified adenoviral vaccine to protect Tasmanian devils against devil facial tumour.
New Guidelines for Certification of Physical Containment 3 Facilities
Revised Guidelines for the Certification of Physical Containment Level 3 Animal Facility, Invertebrate Facility and Laboratory come into effect 1 December 2022.
What do we mean by "Intentional Release"?
'Intentional release' is a term used in the Gene Technology Act to identify the type of licence required to authorise activities with GMOs.
Subscribe to updates about the regulation of gene technology
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.
OGTR Newsletter Issue 7
This issue focusses on what we mean by intentional release as well as providing information about the new clinical trial licence application form.
Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator Annual Report 2021-22
The report describes the roles and responsibilities of the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) during 2021-22.