This website supports Australians who are planning on, or who are already parents via surrogacy arrangements. We are an incorporated not-for-profit association, registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria. General information on altruistic and commercial surrogacy, useful groups and upcoming information and social events are open to all.
Without members, our organisation is unable to have its voice heard.
To assist us advocate for surrogacy reform, and to access full site functionality, including the latest research, statistics on international clinics, how-to guides to surrogacy, blogs and videos, you need to be a member - $70 single, $80 per couple annually, payable by credit card.
Current Australian Medicare policy forbids Medicare rebates for IVF use for Surrogacy. This is a great discrimination for couples whose only option to create a family is through surrogacy. With general out of pocket IVF costs for non-surrogacy purposes now being around $1,500 - people wanting to do an IVF cycle for surrogacy purposes are forced to pay on average $12,000 - $18,000.
Surrogacy Australia is currenly lobbying for Medicare reform that ensures no discrimination for couples who need to access IVF for surrogacy purposes. We are urguing the public to find your local federal MP, arrange a meeting with them and voice your concerns about the Medicare laws. The point of the meeting with your local MP is to get them to write to Federal Health Minister Hon Peter Dutton about the need to change the unfair Medicare laws. Ask your friends, your family etc to get involved. Hopefully with your help, we all can make a change.
You can also join the facebook revolution here. Thank you to Tereasa Trevor for your tireless work. Please see Tereasa's informative poster below.
Read personal stories of how Medicare inequality affects the public at the Medicareless blog here
Altruistic Surrogacy is a new free service for anyone considering altruistic surrogacy in Australia.
Karen & Rachel are previous surrogates who have years of experience working within the infertility community. They and their website resources can assist in getting you started, putting you in touch with surrogates and intended parents and providing education and support.
Their website provides clear, concise and up to date information on all aspects of altruistic surrogacy within Australia.
Click here to access the site.