Events

The Authority has responsibility under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 to undertake public education about treatment procedures and the best interests of children born as a result of treatment procedures.

VARTA provides independent accurate information about fertility, infertility and assisted reproductive treatment in a number of different ways. Our event formats are designed to help you understand donor-conception as well as exploring up-to-date current ART issues.

It’s all about openness, honesty, how, when and why to tell.

Recording cost: $30

Duration: 2 hours

Our recent Time to tell webinar, held on 15 September 2020, is available to purchase.

The Time to tell webinar provides tips on how, when and what to say to donor-conceived children. It is hoped that parents and potential parents may feel more confident about their story, and children can understand the unique way in which they came into this world.

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation this support group meeting is being held online. Please email varta@varta.org.au if you're interested in attending. Please ensure you specify which group you want to attend.
 
If there are issues that can’t wait and you would like to book a session with one of the counselling team please email varta@varta.org.au

 

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation this support group meeting is being held online. Please email varta@varta.org.au if you're interested in attending. Please ensure you specify which group you want to attend.

If there are issues that can’t wait and you would like to book a session with one of the counselling team please email varta@varta.org.au

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation this support group meeting is being held online. Please email varta@varta.org.au if you're interested in attending. Please ensure you specify which group you want to attend.
 
If there are issues that can’t wait and you would like to book a session with one of the counselling team please email varta@varta.org.au

Due to COVID-19, a date has not yet been set for this workshop in 2020. We will provide updates on this page in future. 

Documenting the story of how we became a family with the help of a donor or surrogate

Knowing what to say about how your family came to be can be a little daunting. However there are many creative ways to start the conversation early. Come along to a fun and interactive workshop with other parents and learn how to create your very own personal family storybook to share with your child.

We welcome parents who have used a donor or surrogate to create their family. Individuals or couples contemplating donor conception or surrogacy may also attend.

Due to COVID-19, a date has not yet been set for this seminar in 2020. We will provide updates on this page in future. 

The Twilight seminar series is a flagship of the VARTA event calendar. The seminar is an opportunity to hear from key researchers and reproductive specialists as they shine a spotlight on issues of current interest in the field of fertility and ART. 

Due to COVID-19, a date has not yet been set for this event in 2020. We will provide updates on this page in future.