Victorian Legislation Requirements: IUI and IVF treatment

We are pleased to announce that the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill 2020 was passed by the Victorian Parliament on Thursday 4 June 2020 and is effective as of 8th July 2020. This landmark decision has removed the requirement of police checks and child protection checks for Victorian patients wishing to undertake Assisted Reproductive Treatment.


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In the state of Victoria, under the provisions of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) Act 2008, prior to a treatment procedure being undertaken the patient (and partner if applicable) must undertake counselling with an approved ART counsellor.  This counselling session must occur prior to the commencement of treatment and before any medication can be dispensed to the patient.

Both patient and partner (if applicable) will need to attend the counselling session. The duration of the appointment and number of sessions required will depend on your treatment plan.

Our counsellors are available for appointments during business hours or after hours/weekends at their private consulting rooms.

To organise an appointment, during business hours, please contact our Patient Services Administration team on 1300 522 588.

Alternatively, if you wish to organise an after-hours or weekend counselling appointment in our counsellors’ private consulting rooms please contact the counsellor directly to arrange an appointment:

  • Michelle Mann: Ph: 0414 998 195 | Email:
  • Monique Cohenka: Ph: 0433 338 773 | Email:


At Rainbow Fertility, our specialists have extensive experience in helping create LGBTI+ families. Feel free to contact our friendly team to learn more about our donor program and the fertility treatment options available to you.




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    Rainbow Fertility has a responsibility to provide Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) based on relevant state or federal laws and guidelines. All individuals/couples are encouraged to obtain their own legal advice regarding the relevant legislation applying to their circumstances.