• Experiences of donor linking: Research and personal perspectives
    VARTA invites you to a Twilight seminar on donor linking
    Monday, 9 July 5.30-7.30pm
  • 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
  • Talking to your family about being a sperm donor
    When Carl discovered he had donor offspring who were already adults he felt the immediate need to tell his family about his donation.
  • '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

2018 Louis Waller Lecture looks back on the early days of donor conception in Victoria

April 2018

More than 160 people attended the 2018 Louis Waller Lecture, ‘Looking back: the early days of donor conception in Victoria’, making it VARTA’s largest Louis Waller Lecture to date.

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2018 Louis Waller Lecture looks back on the early days of donor conception in Victoria

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

Victoria’s sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones

March 2018
Victoria's sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones

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Victoria’s sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones

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

Donor-conceived Adult Network

18th April 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

2018 Louis Waller Lecture

21st March 2018
    Victoria was the first place in the world to pass laws governing assisted reproduction. It all started with the ground-breaking work of Professor Read more...
2018 Louis Waller Lecture