• What to do with your unused embryos?
    People who have embryos in storage for use in assisted reproductive treatment often find it difficult to decide what to do with the embryos when they are no longer receiving treatment.
  • Talking to children about donor conception
    Resources on talking to children about how you became a family with the help of a donor or surrogate.
  • What is assisted reproductive technology (ART)?
    Assisted reproductive treatment (ART), also known as assisted reproductive technology, refers to technologies and associated methods used to assist people in achieving a pregnancy
  • Look what we've hatched!
    WELCOME to the new VARTA website with its updated information and resources. We encourage you to browse the site and hope you will find the experience a clear, streamlined and helpful process.

Latest news

How to talk to a child about becoming a family with the help of a donor

April 2015

After three years of trying to conceive without success Jessica Busuttil and her husband Phillip were told that Phillip had a condition called azoospermia, which, in layman terms, means that Phillip had no sperm.

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How to talk to a child about becoming a family with the help of a donor

What makes us decide to tell or not to tell

February 2015

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are investigating the reasons why people choose to tell or not tell members of their family and wider social network about their involvement in donor conception and are seeking participants in their study.

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What makes us decide to tell or not to tell

Victorian Parliament passes donor information amendments

August 2014

New legislation giving Victorians conceived through donor sperm donated before 1988 the right to access identifying information about their donors with their donor's consent was passed on August 21, 2014, and will take effect from 29 June 2015.

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Victorian Parliament passes donor information amendments