• It's Fertility Week!
    Fertility Week runs between 15- 21 October. This year’s message, Healthy You, Healthy Baby, encourages men and women to consider their health before conception to improve their chance of conceiving, and to do their best for their baby’s future health.
  • VARTA Annual Report 2017-18 is now available.
    Learn more about the latest statistics in assisted reproductive treatment in Victoria.
  • New report on donor conception records released
    A new report, 'The History of Donor of Conception Records in Victoria', was launched at the Louis Waller Lecture on Wednesday, 21 March.
  • VARTA to facilitate parent support groups
    In 2018, VARTA will be facilitating two support groups for parents (or potential parents) of donor-conceived children
  • 'Donor conception: towards openness' exhibition
    This ground-breaking exhibition explores the human story of donor conception is available online.

DONOR CONCEPTION REGISTER SERVICES

VARTA manages the Central Register and the Voluntary Register and provides support for people who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor, donors, and their families.

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Latest news

Fertility Week 2018: Healthy you, healthy baby

October 2018

It has long been known that for women, being as healthy as possible gives them the best chance of a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby at birth.

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Fertility Week 2018: Healthy you, healthy baby

IVF with the lot, does it increase the chance of having a baby?

October 2018

People who struggle to have a baby often turn to IVF and this has ended happily for millions of couples around the world. But sometimes multiple IVF attempts fail to result in a pregnancy and sometimes women who achieve pregnancy experience repeated pregnancy loss.

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IVF with the lot, does it increase the chance of having a baby?

Telling your adult child they are donor-conceived

March 2018

When donor conception was first practised, sperm and egg donations were made anonymously. Historically, parents were encouraged to maintain secrecy about their donor treatment. Time has shown that this approach may not have been in the best interests of the child born.

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Telling your adult child they are donor-conceived

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

February 2017

New donor conception laws were implemented in Victoria on 1 March 2017. This world-first legislation gives all people conceived in Victorian from egg and sperm donation the right to know their donor’s identity.

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

Upcoming events

Single mums’ support group

17th November 2018
This group facilitates talking, sharing, thinking, listening, and provides an opportunity to mix with other solo mums and their donor conceived Read more...
Single mums’ support group

Donor-conceived Adult Network

17th October 2018
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