Welcome to VARTA
VARTA provides independent information and support for individuals, couples, and health professionals on fertility, infertility, assisted reproductive treatment (ART) and the best interests of children born.
Travel restrictions have caused a surge in applications to import and export donor eggs, sperm and embryos. If you have questions about your application, please contact your clinic. Once VARTA has received complete paperwork from your clinic, it takes an average of 4-6 weeks to be approved.
Changes to Victorian legislation
New laws will increase access to fertility treatment in Victoria. Find out more about the changes and how they might affect you.
Webinar - IVF add-ons: How to make choices that are right for you
The recording of our recent webinar about IVF add-ons, held on 14 July is available. The webinar provides practical information about commonly used add-ons, including risks and benefits so you can make informed decisions that are right for you.
2020 Time to tell webinar
The recording of our recent ‘Time to tell’ webinar, held on 15 September, is still available. The webinar features VARTA counsellors, parents who have experienced 'telling' and donor-conceived young people.
How likely are you to have a baby after one, two or three IVF cycles?
If you’re thinking of starting IVF, or you’re already going through it, you may be wondering how many cycles it might to take to have a baby.
Questions to ask your IVF clinic
Not everybody who starts IVF will have a baby. There are some important questions you can ask to get a realistic assessment of your chance of success.
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VARTA has a wealth of information and resources to assist you in all areas of assisted reproduction
Donor conception register services
VARTA manages the Central Register and the Voluntary Register and provides support for donors, people who are donor-conceived, parents who used a donor and their families. View services
The Voluntary Register allows people who have been involved in donor conception in Victoria at any time to voluntarily lodge information about themselves and their wishes in order to exchange information with other people on the Voluntary Register.
The Central Register holds the names and dates of birth (identifying information) of all parties to donor conception treatment in Victoria - donor-conceived people, their parents, and donors. The information is provided to VARTA by the fertility clinics where treatment occurred. People can apply to the Central Register for both identifying and non-identifying information.
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Stay up to date with news about VARTA and assisted reproduction. View media releases, blogs and updates about VARTA's services here.
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