Who we are

The Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority, more commonly known as the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA), was established in 2009 by the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008. 

We deliver a nationally coordinated program to increase organ and tissue donation to improve opportunities for transplantation in Australia. 

Our national program is delivered in partnership with the DonateLife Network, state and territory governments, the donation and transplantation sectors, the eye and tissue sectors, hospitals, community organisations and the public. 

Our Minister

We are an extra-small agency within the Australian Government Health and Aged Care portfolio. The Hon Ged Kearney MP, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, is responsible for the OTA.