Domestic surrogacy arrangement legal checklist
Author: Kellehers Australia / VARTA

Domestic surrogacy arrangement legal checklist

For people considering surrogacy, it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to anticipate. Before entering into any surrogacy arrangement within Australia, there are key questions that each person should ask to avoid legal uncertainty and possible missteps. VARTA, in collaboration with Kellehers Australia, has compiled a legal checklist resource which should be essential reading for anyone contemplating a surrogacy arrangement. These checklists are modifications of the checklists devised and created by Kellehers Australia.

Donor conception

Donor Conception Network (UK)

We are a supportive network of 1,850 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people.

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
Donor consultation report cover
Author: VARTA
Donor conception

Donor consultation report

The Victorian Government asked VARTA to conduct an independent consultation of donors who would be affected by any changes to legislation arising from the Victorian Law Reform Committee’s recommendation to allow all donor-conceived people access to their donor’s identifying information. The VLRC’s report Inquiry into Access by Donor-Conceived People to Information about Donors, was published in March 2012.  

Published: June 2016
Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Donor linking etiquette

VARTA Donor Registers Service Manager, Kate Bourne presents on donor linking etiquette at the 'Donor conception: from anonymity to openness' seminar, 19 May 2016.

Published: June 2016
Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Donor linking outcomes: as unique as the people involved

Headline: Donor linking outcomes: as unique as the people involved

Not every donor-linking story is the same, some are confined to polite exchanges of cards or emails, while others develop into lasting relationships. Each outcome is unique and determine by the people involved.

Published: October 2014
Fertility & infertility

Egg freezing offers women more reproductive options, but information the key

Egg freezing for social reasons means that women have more reproductive options than ever before, according to arguments presented at the 2014 Louis Waller lecture held by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) in Melbourne last night.

But it is essential that women are fully informed about the realities of their reproductive choices so that they can make the best decisions for their circumstances.

Donor conception

Embryo Donation Network

Embryo Donation Network is an Australian charity, committed to helping you to make decisions about embryo donation with confidence.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Emotional impact and coping strategies

Dinah and Ben talk about how IVF impacts your relationship and emotional and physical wellbeing.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

Fertility & infertility

Endometriosis Australia

Provides information and treatments for endometriosis.