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The Voluntary Register

What is donor-assisted conception?

Donor-assisted conception is a way of having a family through the use of donated sperm, eggs or embryos.

About the register

The Voluntary Register provides donor-conceived people and donors with the opportunity to share information with their biological relatives.

Who can join?

  • A donor-conceived person (age 18 and over).
  • A parent of a donor-conceived child (less than 18 years of age).
  • Egg, sperm and embryo donors.

Read the Joining the voluntary register fact sheet (PDF 153KB).

Sharing information

You need to be sure that it is the right decision and the right time in your life for you to join the Voluntary Register. You may wish to get some advice from an approved counsellor (external site).

How to join the Voluntary Register

For more information and an application form contact the Voluntary Register staff on 9222 4186.

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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