Gene Technology

Tasmania has a moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

In this Topic

  • Former GM Canola Trial Sites Audit Reports
    Reports documenting the results of audits conducted of former genetically modified (GM) canola trial sites in Tasmania.
  • National Legislation on Gene Technology
    Information on the State and National legislation on gene technology.
  • 2018 Review of Tasmanias GMO Moratorium
    The Genetically Modified Organisms Control Act 2004 (‘GMO Control Act’) provides the current basis for the moratorium and regulates dealings with GMOs for marketing purposes. The GMO Control Act and moratorium are currently scheduled to expire on 16 November 2019. The Tasmanian Government has requested the Department to conduct a review of the moratorium prior to its expiry.


AgriGrowth Tasmania Enquiries
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3225
Fax: 03 6777 5100