• Victorian donor conception laws are changing
    New donor conception laws will come into effect in Victoria on 1 March 2017. The new laws will mean all people who were donor-conceived in Victoria, regardless of when they were born, will have the right to receive identifying information about their donor.

    Please note that this website is undergoing revisions in preparation for these legislative changes. Thank you for your patience.

DONOR CONCEPTION REGISTER SERVICES

From 1 March 2017, VARTA will manage the Central Register and the Voluntary Register and continue to provide support for people and their families who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor and donors.

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Latest news

What are my chances of having a baby with IVF?

November 2016
Interpreting IVF clinic success rates in context Read more...
What are my chances of having a baby with IVF?

Chief Judge John Pascoe on the child’s right to know for the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture

November 2016

The child’s right to know and family law orders was the title of the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture presented by His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe held on 9 November at the State Library of Victoria, with almost 120 people in the audience.

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Chief Judge John Pascoe on the child’s right to know for the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture

A gift from the heart: why we can't pay donors

September 2016

For people seeking to create a family using donor eggs or sperm, it is important to understand the laws governing the process; and in particular, to know that, in Australia, donations can only be made on an altruistic basis – in other words, donors cannot be paid for use of their eggs or sperm.

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A gift from the heart: why we can't pay donors

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

Upcoming events

Donor-conceived Adult Network

19th April 2017
This group facilitates talking, sharing, thinking, listening, and provides an opportunity to mix with other donor-conceived adults. Who facilitates Read more...
Donor-conceived Adult Network