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In Australia, farmers can only grow a genetically modified (GM) crop if the crop has been approved by the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator). You can read about all commercial GM crops that are authorised in Australia in the GMO Record.
Anyone who wants to import or use a genetically modified organism (GMO)needs permission. That includes farmers, importers, schools, researchers, and members of the public.
If you are importing genetically modified grain or you are importing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on behalf of researchers, then you have specific obligations under the Gene Technology Act 2000.
If you have concerns that someone is using GMOs without authorisation, or misusing GMOs of any kind, please contact us. Whether it’s fish, crops, plants, bacteria etc we want to know.
This overview is to assist regulated organisations to understand which gene editing and RNA interference techniques result in GMOs.
The Gene Technology Act 2000 requires Gene Technology Regulator to report annually on their operations. The reports are produced for the Minister as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year.
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.
This Communique covers matters considered at the 15th meeting of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (21 September, 5 and 21 October 2021).
GM canola can only be grown with the approval of the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator), who carries out a science-based risk assessment before the crop is approved for release.
Current GM plants authorised for release into the environment (GMO Register and licences for commercial releases)
Tables of all current commercially released GM plants in Australia and their OECD unique identifiers.
The OGTR has developed a range of documents to provide organisations and interested parties with guidance on monitoring and compliance activities under the Gene Technology Act 2000.
Over the past 20 years, the field of gene technology has seen many exciting developments, some of which could not have been imagined when the Act was written. Find out more about the changing research landscape and how we've adapted.
Providing information to the public and other stakeholders is key to maintaining a robust regulatory system. This report explores community knowledge of and attitudes to GMOs, communication and interaction with regulated stakeholders, and an ongoing focus on communication.