External Link


BioEdge provides the latest news and articles about bioethics. 

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)


BioNews aims to provide accurate, balanced and timely news and comment on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. 

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Books for donor offspring

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.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Breaking the news

IVF treatment can impose heightened sensitivities. Friends who achieve a pregnancy and want to share their news may be unaware that IVF recipients can be distressed to hear about other pregnancies.

External Link

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care .

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Brochure Order Form

The following brochures are available in hardcopy:

  • Possible health effects of IVF
  • Finding an egg donor
  • Finding a surrogate
  • Time to Tell
  • Thinking of using a donor?
  • Thinking of donating?


Published: January 2015
Donor conception

Call to participate in ground-breaking donor conception exhibition

A ground–breaking exhibition examining the experience of donor conception in Australia is calling for contributions and participation from sperm and egg donors, donor conceived people and families touched by donor conception. The exhibition will present their life experiences in art, photographs and music.  A collection of archival material and memorabilia will also portray the way assisted reproduction was conducted in a time of social anonymity.

Fertility & infertility

Cancer Council Australia

This website provides information and support for those with infertility or sub-fertility as a side-effect of cancer treatment of AYA cancers. 

Author: VARTA
Published: February 2017
Donor conception register services

Central Register application form

As a result of the donor conception registers moving over from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to VARTA, application forms for the Central Register and the Voluntary Register will be available here from 1 March 2017.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.