Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Regulator function

Protect the health and safety of people, and to protect the environment, by identifying risk posed by or as a result of gene technology, and by managing those risks through regulating certain dealings with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).


  • Gene Technology Act 2000
  • Gene Technology Regulations 2001

Regulated community

Researchers and businesses involved in using GMOs


Health and Aged Care

Internal to department / external entity


Ministerial Statement of Expectations date

15 August 2023

Regulator Statement of Intent date

15 August 2023