In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and reproductive technology

IVF and reproductive technology include a range of procedures that aim to help individuals and their families achieve a healthy pregnancy. IVF involves the handling of sperm, eggs or embryos outside the body.

Western Australian legislation requires assisted reproductive technology providers to be licensed. For a list of licenced clinics and further information on IVF services in Western Australia see below.

The Reproductive Technology Council (external site), is an advisory group to the Minister for Health which is responsible for overseeing the regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Western Australia under the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 (external site) and Surrogacy Act 2008 (external site).

The WA Department of Health coordinates and implements the statutory duties required under the current legislation and supports Assisted Reproductive Technology or IVF clinics with licensing requirements and applications to the Reproductive Technology Council for reproductive technology. 

New assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy legislation for WA

The Government is committed to supporting more Western Australians to start a family or expand their family with help from Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and surrogacy that is safe and ethically sound for all.

To facilitate this the Minister for Health committed to the review and development of new assisted reproductive technology legislation in Western Australia. A Ministerial Expert Panel was (MEP) convened in 2022 to provide recommendations to the Minister for Health to ensure new legislation reflects social trends and medical and scientific advances for the accessible and safe use of ART and surrogacy. For further information see new assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy legislation for WA (external site).

This new Assisted Reproductive Technology legislation will be contemporary, inclusive and is intended to facilitate more Western Australians being able to access fertility services, to commence or expand their families. 

Current legislation policy and guidelines

Western Australian legislation that regulates the assisted reproductive technology:

Donor assisted conception

Donor Conception Information Service (DCIS), is designed to support and provide information to people who are donor-conceived or participants in donor conception through a licensed fertility clinic in Western Australia. For further information see Donor Conception Information Service (external site).

Licensed IVF clinics in WA

Licensing of WA Assisted Reproductive Technology Practices and Storage Facilities is undertaken by the Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit (LARU) at the Department of Health. About licensing of private healthcare facilities

Adora Fertility

Craigie Day Surgery
9 Perilya Road
Craigie WA 6025

Tel: (08) 9308 3390

Concept Fertility

218 Nicholson Road
Subiaco WA 6008

Tel: (08) 9382 2388
Fax 08) 9381 3603

Fertility Specialists of WA – Claremont

Bethesda Hospital, 25 Queenslea Drive
Claremont WA 6010

Tel: (08) 9284 2333
Fax 08) 9340 6383

Genea Perth (Hollywood)

Level 2, 190 Cambridge Street
Wembley WA 6014

Tel: (08) 9389 4200
Fax 08) 9386 1463

Fertility Specialists of WA – Applecross

First Floor, 174 Canning Highway
Applecross WA 6010

Tel: (08) 9284 2333
Fax 08) 9340 6383

Monash IVF

166-168 Cambridge Street
West Leederville WA 6007

Tel: (08) 9422 5400
Fax (08) 9382 4576

Fertility North

Suite 30 Level 2, Joondalup Private Hospital
60 Shenton Avenue
Joondalup WA 6027

Tel: (08) 9301 1075
Fax 08) 9400 9962

Oasis Fertility Centre

38 Meadowvale Avenue
South Perth WA 6151

Tel: 1300 241 654
Fax: (08) 6182 4479
Website: Oasis Fertility Centre

Further information is available via the Reproductive Technology Council’s website (external site)

More information

Reproductive Technology Unit

Mail to: PO Box 8172, Perth Business Centre, WA 6849

Last reviewed: 07-03-2024