The GMO Register is provided for by Division 3 of Part 6 of the Gene Technology Act 2000.

The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) may determine that a dealing with a GMO is to be included on the GMO Register if the dealing is, or has been, authorised by a GMO licence and the Regulator is satisfied that:

    • any risks posed by the dealing are minimal;
    • it is not necessary for persons undertaking the dealing to be covered by a GMO licence in order to protect the health and safety of people and the environment.

A determination by the Regulator to include a dealing on the GMO Register is a disallowable Legislative Instrument and therefore must be tabled in Parliament, which has an opportunity to ‘disallow’ the determination.

After inclusion on the GMO Register, dealings no longer require authorisation by a licence but may still have conditions attached to their conduct.

Dealings on GMO Register are included on the GMO Record.

Relevant links:

What is the GMO Record?
What are dealings with GMOs?