• 2020 Time to tell webinar
    Due to COVID-19, our popular Time to tell event will be an online webinar on September 15 this year, featuring VARTA counsellors, parents who have experienced 'telling' and donor-conceived young people.
  • What could fertility clinics change?
    Have you had fertility treatment in Victoria in the past five years or have you worked in a clinic? We are looking for feedback on what fertility clinics do well at the moment and what they could change to improve their focus on patients' needs. Please consider helping us with this important project.
  • Changes to our services
    We are currently operating at reduced capacity, so there may be delays and changes to our services in coming weeks and months. VARTA's mail is not currently being delivered directly to our office, so please consider emailing us instead.
  • Understanding DNA tests
    DNA tests to establish a relationship or find relatives online are becoming more popular. If you are thinking of doing a test, or have already done one, there are some important things to consider.
  • What you need to know about IVF ‘add-ons’
    In the last few years a number of so called ‘add-ons’, or ‘adjuvant’ therapies, have been offered by IVF clinics. But many of these ‘add-ons’ are experimental or have not been properly tested.

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

COVID-19 Update for patients

July 2020
On 28 July, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that all non-urgent elective surgery across public and private hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne would be paused to create hospital space for patients with COVID-19.    Read more...
COVID-19 Update for patients

Who is most likely to benefit from ICSI?

July 2020

A review of research by a team of American experts has shed more light on who is likely or unlikely to benefit from ICSI – a technique commonly used in Australian fertility clinics.

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Who is most likely to benefit from ICSI?

Food for fertility

June 2020

Studies show that a healthy diet can improve fertility and pregnancy health. But what does a healthy diet look like? Here are some hints from a recently published summary of studies looking at the effects of diet on female and male fertility.

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Food for fertility

Legislation to remove police checks passed by parliament 

June 2020
Starting from 8 July 2020 people will no longer have to have police and child protection order checks before starting fertility treatment in Victoria after state parliament passed legislation removing the requirement.    Read more...
Legislation to remove police checks passed by parliament 

Upcoming events

Donor egg parent support group

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation this support group meeting has been postponed until the situation has resolved.    We are considering Read more...
Donor egg parent support group

Donor-conceived Adult Network

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation this support group meeting has been postponed until the situation has resolved.    We are considering Read more...
Donor-conceived Adult Network