• Talking about donor conception
    It is never too early or too late to start explaining how you became a family - there is no right or wrong way... what matters is to be open.

    VARTA is here to help you talk to children about how you become a family.
  • Fertility Week 2016:
    7 ways in 7 days to improve your fertility
    The theme for Fertility Week this year will be ‘7 ways in 7 days’. Each day will focus on a key factor that can affect a person’s ability to conceive and have a healthy baby.
  • Understanding IVF success rates
    When considering clinic success rates, you need to make sure you compare like with like, or ‘apples with apples’.

    Find out how to interpret clinics’ success rate figures, factors that influence the chance of success, and important questions to ask your doctor.
  • 'Donor conception: towards openness' exhibition
    This ground-breaking exhibition explores the human story of donor conception is available online.
  • Donor linking
    VARTA can help connect people linked by donor treatment.

    We offer sensitive, impartial and confidential information and support to all parties: donor-conceived people, recipient parents and other family members, donors and their families.

Latest news

New donor linking resources available

July 2016

Videos of presentations and of the experience of panellists from the recent Donor conception: towards openness Twilight seminar on donor linking and changes in the laws concerning donor conception  are now available for people who were unable to attend the event.

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New donor linking resources available

‘Donor conception: towards openness’ committee wins Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

May 2016

VARTA is delighted that one of its nominations for the Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards was announced a winner at the award’s ceremony on 18 May.

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‘Donor conception: towards openness’ committee wins Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

Understanding IVF success rates

April 2016

For those embarking on IVF, it can be difficult to assess the success rates of different fertility clinics, as clinics measure their success rates in various ways.

This brochure will give you an overview of how to interpret clinics’ success rate figures, factors that influence the chance of success, and important questions to ask your Read more...
Understanding IVF success rates

New law gives all donor-conceived Victorians the right to know their heritage

February 2016

Amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 were passed on 23 February 2016 in the Victorian Parliament. The key elements of this legislation included:

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New law gives all donor-conceived Victorians the right to know their heritage