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.
2020 Time to tell webinar
The recording of our recent ‘Time to tell’ webinar, held on 15 September, is available to purchase. 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.
What’s your chance of having a baby from frozen eggs?
Egg freezing is on the rise. The latest data from the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority shows 4,048 women had eggs in storage in Victoria at the end of 2019-20 – a 30 per cent increase from the previous year.
Changes to our services
We are currently operating with minimal staff in the office. While mail is now being directed to the VARTA office, with some staff working from home, email communication remains a faster way of communicating with us.
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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