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 177Novotech (Australia) Pty LimitedClinical trial of genetically modified human adenovirus for bladder cancer treatmentApplication under evaluation
DIR 176PTM Solutions Australia Pty Ltd Limited and controlled release of white clover genetically modified for increased condensed tanninsApplication under evaluation
DIR 175BASF Australia Ltd Commercial release of canola (Brassica napus) genetically modified for herbicide tolerance and a hybrid breeding system (MS11) Application under evaluation
DIR 174Biocelect Pty LtdCommercial supply of a genetically modified cholera vaccine, VaxchoraŽApplication under evaluation