Authorisation to Store Possibly Harmful Genetically Modified Organisms - Australian Government

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to store genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are potentially hazardous.

Due to the risks posed by GMOs, containment facilities must be of high enough biosecurity standard to be between Physical Containment Level 2 and Physical Containment Level 4. The exact level of containment required is determined by :

  • examining the risk group classification of the wild type parent organism (the unmodified organism)
  • identifying the risks posed by the GMO in question.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Applications must be made in the form specified and contain all the information necessary to enable the Agency to undertake a risk assessment. If the application does not contain the necessary information your application may be rejected.

You must meet any ongoing specified information and reporting requirements. Please consult the Contact Officer for further details.

Duration

As specified by the Agency.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2000 AG

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulations 2001 AG

Administering agency

Department of Health

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Evaluation Branch

Contact details

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Enquiries

Evaluation Branch

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Department of Health

Phone: 1800 181 030
Fax: 02 6271 4202
Email: ogtr.applications@health.gov.au