Authorisation to Store Possibly Harmful Genetically Modified Organisms - Australian Government


You will need 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.

Service type


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.


As specified by the Agency


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Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2000 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulations 2001 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Evaluation Branch

Contact details

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