Genetically Modified Organism Licence - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to deal with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). With certain limited exceptions, a licence is required before the dealing can be undertaken.

For dealings not requiring a licence, the Gene Technology Regulator must still be notified.

For further information on requirements, please contact the Agency.

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 by the administering Agency and contain all the information necessary to enable the Agency to undertake a risk assessment and prepare the risk management plan for the proposed dealing. If your application does not contain the necessary information, the application may be rejected.

If your application contains confidential commercial information you will need to seek a privacy declaration from the Agency at the same time as you submit your licence application.

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


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Genetically Modified Organism Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Application for a Licence for Inadvertent Dealings with a Genetically Modified Organism (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2000 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulations 2001 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Evaluation Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Evaluation Branch

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Department of Health

Toll Free: 1800 181 030