Fertility treatment

Getting started – find a fertility clinic

Choosing a clinic

Fertility treatment is physically and emotionally demanding, and depending on your needs it can be expensive, so it is important to find a clinic and doctor that’s right for you. You can ask your GP for advice about choosing a fertility specialist, but you can also do your own research before committing to a doctor and clinic.

Clinics vary a lot. There are many types of clinics that operate in different ways. For example, some clinics are set up to cater specifically for same-sex couples, so they may be more equipped for donor egg or sperm treatment and surrogacy. There are also low-cost clinics that offer limited treatments for people with a capped budget. If you want to choose one of these clinics, ask whether they offer treatments that will meet your medical needs and level of complexity. A list of registered fertility clinics can be found here.

Doctors work in different ways. As with any medical treatment, it’s important to find a doctor who makes you feel comfortable. Fertility treatment is complex, so try to find a doctor who explains things well and who listens to you, so you feel truly informed. Before committing to a doctor, you may want to ask if they will be doing all your consultations and procedures such as egg pick-up procedures and embryo transfers. At some clinics there may be a roster of doctors for procedures, so you may see another doctor from time to time.

Qualifications vary. You will likely find different types of doctors at various clinics. For example, some clinics employ GPs to do initial consultations with you before you see a qualified fertility specialist. At other clinics you will only see a qualified fertility specialist. Most fertility specialists are gynaecologists and obstetricians who have done extra training in assisted reproductive treatment. Some will have done the CREI (Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) and some have special areas of interest. For example, if you are a man with a fertility problem, you may want to visit a clinic with access to an andrologist (male reproductive health specialist). You can check a health professional’s registration and additional qualifications on the AHPRA website.

Accredited fertility clinics

Clinics providing fertility treatment in Victoria are required to be registered under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008. Clinics must apply to VARTA to become a registered ART provider and must hold current accreditation from the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA).

You can find a list of accredited Victorian clinics below:

Provider Contact details Site
Adora Fertility Melbourne

Ph: (03) 9109 1800

Website

Greensborough - 9-13 Flintoff Street, Greensborough, VIC 3088

 RTAC licence valid until: 31 December 2024

Ballarat IVF

Ph: (03) 5339 8200

Website info@ballarativf.com.au 

1105 Howitt Street, Wendouree, VIC 3355

 RTAC licence valid until: 31 March 2025

City Babies

Ph: (03) 9427 7377

Website  

susan@drgarethweston.com.au 

17 Erin Street, Richmond, VIC 3121

RTAC licence valid until: 31 October 2023

City Fertility Centre

Ph: 1300 781 483

Website 

info@cityivf.com

Ground floor, 493 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004

RTAC licence valid until: 31 May 2024

Level 1, Suite 1, 240 Plenty Road, Uni Hill, Bundoora, VIC 3038

 RTAC licence valid until: 31 May 2024

33 - 37 Duerdin Street, Notting Hill, VIC 3168

 RTAC licence valid until: 31 May 2024

Create Fertility 

Ph: (03) 9873 6789

Website

359 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149 

RTAC licence valid until: 30 September 2023

Genea Melbourne

Ph: (03) 9977 7400

Website 

Heidelberg - Level 7, 10 Martin Street, Heidelberg, VIC 3048

 RTAC licence valid until: 31 July 2024

Life Fertility

Ph: (03) 9123 8200

Website

11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

RTAC licence valid until: 31 March 2025

Melbourne IVF

Ph: 1800 111 483

Website 

244 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

 RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Reproductive Services

Ph: (03) 8345 2000

Website

The Women’s Hospital, Cnr Grattan St and Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052

RTAC licence valid until: 31 October 2023

Monash IVF

Ph: 1800 628 533 (toll free)

Website 

 info@monashivf.com 

Level 1, 510 Church Street, Cremorne, VIC 3121

RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Monash Surgical Private Hospital, Suite 1 252-256 Clayton Road, Clayton, VIC 3168

 RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Sunshine Private Ground Floor, Suite 1, 147 Furlong Road, St Albans, VIC 3021

RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Geelong Private Medical Centre, Level 2, 73-79 Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, VIC 3220

 RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Bendigo Day Surgery, 1 Chum Street, Bendigo, VIC 3550

RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Central Gippsland Health Service, 155 Guthridge Parade, Sale, VIC 3850

RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

190-192 Ontario Avenue, Mildura, VIC 3500

RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Epworth Hospital Hawthorn, 50 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Newlife IVF

Ph: (03) 8080 8933

Website  

hello@newlifeivf.com.au 

Suite 3, Ground Floor 116–118 Thames Street, Box Hill North, VIC 3129

RTAC licence valid until: 30 September 2024

Number 1 Fertility

Ph: (03) 9421 1511

Website 

Level 2, 120 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

RTAC licence valid until: 30 June 2024

 The following special conditions are imposed on No.1 Fertility's registration:

  1. No. 1 Fertility must not import any donor materials from any overseas gamete providers for a period of two (2) years from 19 December 2022.
  2. After a period of two (2) years from 19 December 2022, if No. 1 Fertility wishes to import gametes from an overseas provider on behalf of a class of individuals, No. 1 may submit a fresh proposal to be considered and approved by the Authority.
  3. No. 1 Fertility must not use any donor gametes (and/or embryos formed using donor gametes) sourced from outside of Australia (whether directly from overseas and/or via an interstate clinic) in treatment for a period of two (2) years from 19 December 2022.  

Thrive Fertility 

 

Ph: (03) 9214 3896

Website

Floor 2, Northern Private Hospital, 12 Osburn Place, Epping, VIC 3076

RTAC licence valid until: 31 July 2024

*Previously Primary IVF

Helpful resources & support

AHPRA – register of practitioners

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