• Donor legacy project
    VARTA's Donor Legacy Project has been launched. Donors can now lodge videos, letters and other material on the Voluntary Register for their offspring to access in the future.
  • Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story
    Helen was conceived using donor sperm. Her sperm donor died before she was able to contact him, but she has since connected with her donor’s son and with other donor-siblings through the Voluntary Register.
  • 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.
  • '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

To scratch or not to scratch?

December 2018

Fertility specialists constantly look for ways to improve the chance of pregnancy for people who use IVF and other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to have a baby.

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To scratch or not to scratch?

New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed in Victoria

November 2018

Victorian sexual and reproductive health education is undergoing a transformation with the launch tomorrow of new teaching resources for schools at the annual conference of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc in Melbourne.

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New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed 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

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 egg parents’ support group

6th December 2018
The aim of this group is to provide an opportunity for parents who have had a child using a donor egg or who are considering this option to share Read more...
Donor egg parents’ support group

Donor-conceived Adult Network

19th December 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