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 097PPD Australia Pty LtdLimited and controlled release of a genetically modified vaccine for prevention of selected childhood respiratory diseasesBovine parainfluenza virus (Medi 534)(Bovine parainfluenza virus type 3)Vaccine - attenuation, Vaccine - antigen expression15 Jan 2010Ceased
DIR 030/2002Florigene Pty LtdOngoing commercial release of colour modified carnationsCarnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)Modified colour, Selectable marker -herbicide 17 Jun 2003Ceased