To be eligible for this certificate you must:
- Be the original breeder or have acquired legal ownership;
- Demonstrate that the plant variety is new or recently exploited and is unique (distinct, uniform, stable); and
- Have an acceptable name; and
- Pay the required fees.
A recently exploited variety is one which had been sold with the breeder's consent in either:
- Australia not more than 12 months prior to lodging the application; or
- Another country not more than 6 years (trees and vines) or 4 years (all other species) that is a member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants.
In order to demonstrate that the plant is distinct, uniform and stable (DUS), you will be required to nominate an accredited Qualified Person (QP) as part of the application process. This person will be responsible for conducting a comparative growing trial in order to demonstrate the DUS of the plant.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.