Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

We protect the health and safety of people and the environment from risks posed by gene technology

The new OGTR Online Services Portal is now available

The NLRD Reporting form is available in the Portal. Please refer to the log in button at the top of the screen for access to the portal. More information is available on our using the online services portal page.

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.

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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.



OGTR Newsletter Issue 9

This issue focusses on the updated CCI application form and the updated Notification of Minor Works form.

Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator Annual Report 2022-23

The report describes the roles and responsibilities of the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) during 2022-23.