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: 1800 779 483

Website

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

          RTAC licence valid until: 31 December

          2021

Ballarat IVF

Ph: (03) 5339 8200

Website info@ballarativf.com.au 

  • Ballarat - 1105 Howitt Street, Wendouree, Victoria 3355

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April

          2022

City Babies

Ph: (03) 9427 7377

Website  

susan@drgarethweston.com.au 

  • Richmond - 17 Erin Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121

          RTAC licence valid until: 31 October 2021

City Fertility Centre

Ph: 1300 781 483

Website  

info@cityivf.com 

  • Melbourne - Ground floor, 493 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

          RTAC licence valid until: 31 May 2021

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

          RTAC licence valid until: 31 May 2021

  • Notting Hill - 33 - 37 Duerdin Street, Notting Hill VIC 3168

          RTAC licence valid until: 31 July 2021

Genea Melbourne

Ph: (03) 9977 7400

Website 

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

          RTAC licence valid until: 31 July 2022

Melbourne IVF

Ph: 1800 111 483

Website 

  • East Melbourne - 244 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

  • Box Hill** - Suite 13, 28-32 Arnold Street, Box Hill VIC 3128
  • Mt Waverley - 3 Meadow Crescent, Mt Waverley VIC 3149

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

Monash IVF

Ph: 1800 628 533 (toll free)

Website 

 info@monashivf.com 

  • Richmond - Epworth Hospital Richmond, Level 7, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

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

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

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

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

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

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

  • Bendigo - Bendigo Day Surgery, 1 Chum Street, Bendigo 3550

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

  • Sale - Central Gippsland Health Service, 155 Guthridge Parade Sale 3850

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

  • Mildura - 190-192 Ontario Avenue, Mildura 3500

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

  • Hawthorn - Epworth Hospital Hawthorn, 50 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2022

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

          2021

Number 1 Fertility

Ph: (03) 9421 1511

Website 

  • Geelong - Epworth Hospital, Level 3, Suite 3.1, 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds 3216

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 June 2021

  • The Egg Freeze Centre, Richmond - Epworth Hospital, Level 8, Suite 8.1, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond Victoria 3121

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 June 2021

  • Melbourne - Level 1, 1 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 June 2021

  • East Melbourne - Level 2, 120 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne 3002

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 June 2021

Reproductive Services

Ph: (03) 8345 2000

Website

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

          RTAC licence valid until: 30 April 2024

*Previously Primary IVF

** Blood test, scans, counselling and doctor consultations are conducted at the Box Hill clinic. Patients managed at the East Melbourne site may attend Box Hill for these services.

Helpful resources & support

AHPRA – register of practitioners

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