The GMO Register (the Register) is a list of activities with approved genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that can be safely carried out by anyone, without needing a licence. The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) must maintain the Register and must allow anyone to see it. A number of steps must be taken before the Regulator decides whether activities are placed on the Register.
PDF version of Information about how activities are placed on the GMO Register (PDF 140 KB)
Word version of Information about how activities are placed on the GMO Register (Word 27 KB)
GMO Register applications under evaluation
|Register Number||Dealings included on the GMO Register||Date of inclusion on the GMO Register|
|Register001/2004||Commercial scale release of four lines of colour modified GM carnations (Moonlite™, Moonshade™, Moonshadow™ and Moonvista™)||27 March 2007|
|REG-002||Import, transport and disposal of cut flowers from Moonaqua™, Moonberry™ and Moonvelvet™ carnations||17 July 2020|
Entries on the GMO Register are not subject to sunsetting which means that they will not be automatically repealed after a fixed period of time. This is because GMO Register entries are an essential component of the national gene technology regulatory scheme. This exemption from sunsetting is included in Section 12, Item 31A of the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015
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