Resources

Author: ABC TV
Published: March 2015
Video
Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

Australian Story: Louise Johnson on donor linking

Linking donor conceived people with donors is new territory with a wide variety of relationships created from those linkages. 

Published: March 2020
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception register services, About VARTA

COVID-19 update

Headline: Covid-19 and VARTA services

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 varta@varta.org.au email.   

Central Register application form image
Author: VARTA
Published: August 2019
Hardcopy/pdf
Donor conception register services

Central Register application form

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 

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Changes to Victorian donor conception laws implemented and more to come

2014 amendments

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.

Published: November 2016
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Donor conception register services

Chief Judge John Pascoe on the child’s right to know for the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture

Headline: Chief Judge John Pascoe on the child’s right to know for the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture

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.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story

Headline: Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

DNA testing means donor conception secrets are being revealed

Headline: DNA testing means donor conception secrets are being revealed

The increasing popularity of DNA ancestral testing such as 23andme and ancestry.com means that some people are finding out that they are not genetically connected with family members in the way that they may have thought. At the same time, there are those who have done DNA tests and found themselves matching with strangers whose relationship to them may be described as parent or half sibling.

Donor conception register services

Donor Conception Register Services

Supporting people who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor, donors and their families.

This brochure covers:

  • What is the Donor Conception Register Services?
  • Changes to Victorian law
  • Who can apply?
  • Options available 
  • Registers' process
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Donor Legacy Project

The Donor Legacy Project aims to provide resources that can assist donors to create and submit information to the Voluntary Register. We use the word ‘legacy’ in our title as we are aware that many donors are aging, may be unwell or unfortunate circumstances may occur. By documenting information or creating a legacy, offspring will be able to grasp an understanding of the donor.

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