Licence for Dealing with Genetically Modified Organisms - South Australia


Any person who will be 'dealing' with genetically modified organisms must be licensed, as specified under the Gene Technology Act 2001 and Gene Technology Regulations 2017, unless specifically exempt under the legislation.

The Act prohibits all dealings with GMOs unless the dealing is:

  • a licensed dealing;
  • a notifiable low risk dealing;
  • exempt dealing;
  • an emergency dealing determination; or
  • included on the GMO Register.

All GMO licensing is administered by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator. Please direct any enquiries to them.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Details for eligibility are found under the Gene Technology Act 2001 and the Gene Technology Regulations 2017, and include such issues as any relevant convictions, and details of the applicant's ability to manage risks posed by the proposed dealing.

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2001 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulations 2017 South Australia

Additional information

Applications forms are available at:

Administering agency

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Operating address: MDP 54
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Mailing address: MDP 54
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Toll Free: 1800181030
Fax: 0261138303
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