About the GMO tables

The following tables provide a summary of GMOs released into the environment.

GMOs can be released for a limited time under specified conditions (limited and controlled release) or without a time limit on their release (“Commercial release”). Some restrictions on commercial releases may still apply.

All releases are assigned a licence number and referred to as “DIR” which is short for “Dealings involving intentional release” into the environment. “Dealing” with GMO includes many activities such as conduct experiments, make, develop, produce, transport and dispose.

In addition to licences, there is also a “GMO Register”. The Regulator can decide that certain dealings previously authorised by a licence may be included in the GMO Register. Dealings on the GMO register no longer require a licence, they can be conducted by anyone.

Table of applications and authorisations for Dealings involving Intentional Release (DIR) into the environment
Licence No Organisation Title of Project Parent Organism Modified Trait Issue Date Licence Status
DIR 163Nuseed Pty LtdLimited and controlled release of canola genetically modified for altered oil content and herbicide resistanceApplication under evaluation
DIR 162CSIROLimited and controlled release of bread wheat and durum wheat genetically modified for enhanced rust disease resistanceApplication under evaluation
DIR 161Clinical Network Services Pty LtdA genetically modified respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for use in clinical trialsApplication under evaluation
DIR 159The University of QueenslandLimited and controlled release of genetically modified insect-specific viruses as vaccines against Kunjin virus infection in farmed crocodilesApplication under evaluation
DIR 158Go Resources Pty LtdCommercial release of safflower genetically modified for high oleic acid compositionApplication under evaluation
DIR 156RMIT UniversityLimited and controlled release of buffalo grass genetically modified for herbicide tolerance and dwarf phenotypeApplication under evaluation