Embryo Research Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence if your business or organisation is involved in any research or business activity relating to the following:

  • excess assisted reproductive technology (ART) embryos
  • embryos created by means other than the fertilisation of a human egg by a human sperm
  • human eggs
  • creation or uses of other embryos.

Research or other activities relating to embryos can only be conducted under a licence. It is an offence under legislation to use embryos unless it is authorised or such research is otherwise exempt.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


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Act(s) name

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002 Australian Government

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Research Involving Human Embryos Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

National Health and Medical Research Council

Embryo Research Licensing Committee

Contact details

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Enquiries, Embryo Research Licensing

Embryo Research Licensing Committee

National Health and Medical Research Council

Operating address: 16 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1421
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 064 672
Phone: 02 6217 9000
Fax: 02 6217 9100
Email: embryo.research@nhmrc.gov.au