Organ and Tissue Authority

About us

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) works with states and territories, clinicians, the community sector and the general public to deliver the Australian Government’s national program to improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes in Australia.

The OTA leads the implementation of the national program in the collaboration with, State and Territory Medical Directors, DonateLife Agencies (one in each state and territory) and hospital medical and nurse specialists in organ and tissue donation. These people and organisations comprise the DonateLife Network.

The OTA was established in 2009 and operates under the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008, (the Act). The OTA is an independent statutory agency within the Australian Government Health portfolio.