Any person who will be 'dealing' with genetically modified organisms must be licensed, as specified under the Gene Technology Act 2001 and Gene Technology Regulations 2002, unless specifically exempt under the legislation.
The Act prohibits all dealings with GMOs unless the dealing is:
- a licensed dealing;
- a notifiable low risk dealing;
- exempt dealing;
- an emergency dealing determination; or
- included on the GMO Register.
All GMO licensing is administered by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator. Please direct any enquiries to them.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Details for eligibility are found under the Gene Technology Act 2001 and the Gene Technology Regulations 2002, and include such issues as any relevant convictions, and details of the applicant's ability to manage risks posed by the proposed dealing.
Applications forms are available at: http://www.ogtr.gov.au/internet/ogtr/publishing.nsf/Content/form-accreditation
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
Gene Technology Act 2001 (South Australia)
Gene Technology Regulations 2002 (South Australia)
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