Guidelines for the import and export of donated gametes and embryos formed using donated gametes

Guidelines for the import and export of donated games

The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (Vic) (Act) prohibits taking donated gametes, or embryos produced from donated gametes, into or outside of Victoria without the written approval of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Authority (VARTA). Accordingly, approval must be obtained from VARTA before:

•   the import of donor gametes, or embryos produced from donor gametes, into Victoria from interstate or overseas;

•   the export of donor gametes, or embryos produced from donor gametes, out of Victoria but within Australia; and

•   the export of donor gametes, or embryos produced from donor gametes, overseas.