VARTA prepares an annual report each year that is tabled in the Victorian Parliament.
Read past reports to find out about the Authority's aims, functions and achievements in previous years.
The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (the Act) requires that a person must not bring donor gametes, or embryos produced from donor gametes, into Victoria, or take them from Victoria, except with the written approval of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA). In addition, section 36 of the Act requires that those gametes or embryos taken from Victoria be used in a manner consistent with a purpose for which they could be used in Victoria.
The Australian Donor Conception Network are a group of people who offer each other mutual moral support for our journeys of donor conception.
Linking donor conceived people with donors is new territory with a wide variety of relationships created from those linkages.
A comprehensive list of books in many languages to help donor parents explain assisted reproduction to their children: sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation, surrogacy and in vitro fertilization.
We are making changes to protect the health and safety of our staff, our clients and the wider community. VARTA is aiming to continue its normal service provision in coming weeks and months, however there may be delays or changes to our activities.
If you are unable to get in touch with us via phone (+61 3 8601 5250) please send your enquiry using the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Application form options:
A. Open application form document > Print document > Write information > Sign > Scan and email to VARTA OR post to VARTA
B. Open application form document and save it as a pdf file to your computer > Open document from your computer (requires Adobe Reader* at least version 8) > Type your information into the form > Save form >Print and sign form > Scan and email OR post form to VARTA
Pre 1988 donor-conceived people can now apply for information about their donors following the implementation the 2014 amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 on 29th June.
The changes to the laws mean that all donor-conceived people, regardless of when they were conceived, can apply to the donor registers for information about their donor. Information will be provided if records can be located and the donor consents to the release of their identifying information.
The child’s right to know and family law orders was the title of the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture presented by His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe held on 9 November at the State Library of Victoria, with almost 120 people in the audience.
Helen* was conceived using donor sperm. Her sperm donor died before she was able to contact him, but she has since connected with her donor’s son and with other donor-siblings through the Voluntary Register.
When did you find out that you were donor-conceived? How was that experience?