1 April 2019

Now all processed by Victoria

Since the inception of the GEMS legislation in 2012, the Queensland and Victorian state governments have shared the processing of applications for registration for most products. The exception is motors applications which are processed by the Federal Government in Canberra. 

The Queensland department responsible for GEMS applications no longer wishes to provide these services. As a result, from 18 March 2019, the majority of applications will be processed by GEMS assessors in Victoria. Motors applications will continue to be processed by assessors in Canberra.

The GEMS Regulator thanks the Queensland assessors for their commitment to the GEMS program and for providing very high standards of service to GEMS applicants. There will be a transition period while the Victorian team of GEMS assessors gears up to meet the challenge of doubling its assessment workload.