The Surrogacy Podcast Episode 28: The Review of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act. In this episode, Sarah chats about the Review in the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act in Victoria, which was underway in 2018. Submissions were open to the public, and many members of the Australian Surrogacy Community made submissions and attended public hearings.

The Review Report of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act was released in 2019, and you can read more about the recommendations of the Reviewer, Michael Gorton.

You can find out more about surrogacy law in Victoria, or if you’re from interstate, you can find all the details of the surrogacy laws that apply to you.

Since the release of the Report, the Victorian government has promised to implement the recommendations. Some of the recommendations have been implemented including the new Assisted Reproductive Treatment Regulations 2019, which came into effect in December 2019. We were excited to see the submissions we made had a direct impact on Victorian surrogacy arrangements.

You can read about the steps to follow once you have a surrogate, or consider what you need to do to find a surrogate.

If you would like to know more about how surrogacy works in Australia and Victoria, you might like to download the Handbook, or book in for a consult with Sarah below.

Sarah can assist with surrogacy arrangements across all States, including Victoria and cross-border arrangements. You can contact me here.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford. I’m a surrogacy, fertility and family lawyer. I’m also an IVF Mum, an egg donor and a traditional surrogate, and I delivered a baby for her Dads in 2018.

I advocate for positive, best practice surrogacy arrangements within Australia, and provide support and education to help intended parents make informed decisions when pursuing overseas surrogacy.

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