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.

If you are new to surrogacy, you can read about how to find a surrogate, or how to become a surrogate yourself. You can also download the free Surrogacy Handbook which explains the processes and options.

Looking for a surrogate and not sure where to start? We Need a Surrogate – What’s Next? And if you have a surrogate or intended parents, you can get started on the surrogacy process.

You can read a broad overview for surrogacy in Australia and how it works.

You can also book in for a consult with me below, and check out the legal services I provide.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). I’m a family creation lawyer, practising primarily in surrogacy and donor conception arrangements. 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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