Overview of the approval process
You must not deal with a genetically modified organism (GMO) unless the dealings are approved. Learn about the steps for getting and maintaining approval.
Apply for organisation accreditation
While accreditation is often a licence requirement, all organisations dealing with genetically modified organisms should consider accreditation. Find out more about accreditation and how to apply.
Apply for physical containment facility certification
Certain work with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be undertaken in certified facilities. Find out more about the certification process including the requirements for each type of facility and how to apply.
Types of GMO dealings
Working with genetically modified organisms is called a dealing. Learn more about the dealing categories and their requirements for licencing and containment.
Apply for a DIR licence
A DIR is a dealing involving the intentional release of GMOs. A DIR licence issued by the Regulator sets out the conditions under which such dealings must be undertaken. Find out how to apply for a DIR licence.
Apply for a DNIR licence
Dealings not involving an intentional release (DNIR) of GMOs into the environment are dealings with GMOs in containment which do not meet the criteria for classification as exempt dealings or notifiable low risk dealings (NLRDs). Find out how to apply for a DNIR licence.
Apply for an inadvertent dealing licence
It is possible to come into possession of a genetically modified organism (GMO) without realising or intending to. When this happens, all further dealings with the GMO, including destruction, need authorisation. Learn more about inadvertent dealings including how to apply for a licence.
Apply for an NLRD
An Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) must assess a notifiable low risk dealing (NLRD) before it can be undertaken. Learn more about NLRDs including how to apply for approval.
Apply to include your product on the GMO register
The GMO Register is a list of activities (dealings) with approved genetically modified organisms. It contains dealings found to be safe enough to be undertaken by anyone without the need for a licence. Find out how to add dealings to the Register.
Import, transport, storage and disposal
Dealing with a genetically modified organism (GMO) is illegal unless authorised. Find out more about the requirements for importing, and the guidelines for transporting, storing and disposing of GMOs or products containing GMOs.