The Gene Technology Act 2000 regulates the use and release of genetically modified organisms (GMO) to protect the health and safety of the public and their environment.

Regulation of GMOs in Australia

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator(OGTR)
The OGTR is a federal government organisation that helps to regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Australia, supporting the Gene Technology Regulator to manage and protect against any risks posed by GMOs.

Contact us

If you need to obtain approval to work with GMOs or have any other queries related to GMOs, contact the Office for Research.

Office for Research
(03) 9342 8548
The RMH Parkville
Level 2 South West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria