Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA)

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) works with states and territories, clinicians and the community sector to deliver the Australian Government’s National Reform Programme to improve access to life-transforming transplants for all Australians.

The OTA is an independent statutory agency within the Australian Government Health portfolio, established by the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008, (the Act). This Act sets out the primary responsibilities for the OTA and the functions of the Chief Executive Officer.

The OTA is a prescribed agency under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. The OTA is located in Canberra, Australia.

Our vision is to establish Australia as a world leader in best practice organ and tissue donation for transplantation that optimises every potential donation opportunity to increase access to life-transforming transplantation for Australians.

Our mission is to deliver a highly effective national organ and tissue donation system with the support of Australian governments, the clinical profession and the community.

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