Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 2243.3:2010: Safety in Laboratories - Microbiological Aspects and Containment - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this standard if you intend to operate a laboratory where micro-organisms will be contained and / or examined for scientific purposes.

This standard specifies requirements and gives recommended practices relating to safety in laboratories in which micro-organisms are handled. The specified requirements relate to matters including:

  • how to handle micro-organisms
  • risk group categories for micro-organisms
  • containment levels for laboratories dealing with certain types of micro-organisms.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Public Health Officers

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Holder, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5005
Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 5124 9700
Fax: 02 5124 5554
Website: Health Protection Service (Opens in new window)