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 155Nuseed Pty LtdCommercial release of canola genetically modified for omega-3 oil content (DHA canola)Application under evaluation
DIR 154Bioproperties Pty LtdLimited and controlled release of a GM vaccine for chickens, Vaxsafe® ILTApplication under evaluation
DIR 153University of QueenslandLimited and controlled release of sorghum genetically modified for grain quality traitsApplication under evaluation
DIR 152The University of AdelaideLimited and controlled release of wheat and barley genetically modified for abiotic stress tolerance and yield improvementApplication under evaluation
DIR 148Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty LtdCommercial supply of Dengvaxia, an attenuated GM dengue vaccine Application under evaluation