Finding out about your donor or genetic siblings

"I’ve always been curious to find out more about the whole process and who my donor was. I used to wonder... what he looked like. I had always thought about, seeing an older man on a railway station...did he look like me?" Riley

It is natural for many donor-conceived people to want to know more about their donor and/or other people born from the same donor (known as ‘donor siblings’) and, in some cases, to want to meet them.

Common questions include:

  • Are there any genetic/medical issues I need to be aware of?
  • What do they look like?
  • What is their personality like?
  • What is their cultural heritage?
  • Are we alike?
  • Why did they donate?
  • Who else am I related to?

The information you are able to find about your donor siblings depends upon:

Apply to the Central RegisterAppy to the Voluntry Register

Please contact VARTA +61 (03) 8601 5250 to discuss your situation.


If you would like to find out more about your donor or would like to talk to someone about how to go about it, call the VARTA Donor Conception Register Services on +61 (03) 8601 5250.