In Australia, donor conceived children are entitled to know the identity of their donor once they reach the age of 18. All donors must agree to have their identifying information released upon request from offspring when they turn 18.  In Victoria, recipient parents can request your identifying information prior to offspring turning 18. This can only be provided with your consent.

Each state or territory has its own legislation or guidelines regarding the number of families that can be created from your donation eg NSW has a limit of 5 families and Victoria, 10 women. This includes your own family. There is no limit to the number of children per family.

Genea donors are required to have two counselling appointments with a Genea counsellor to explore what being a donor involves and help you to make an informed decision If you have a partner, they must also be involved in the counselling.
After counselling, you will have an appointment with one of our genetic counsellors to discuss the genetic testing you must undergo. You will also be booked in to see a Doctor for a thorough health assessment including genetic and fertility tests.  
If all goes well with your appointments and tests,  we will get you to come in to provide a series of sperm donations. On average you will donate six samples, as well as a sample for the initial semen analysis. All up, you will visit the clinic up to ten times.

There is a shortage of Australian sperm donors as demand has significantly outstripped supply.
Sperm can be ordered from banks in the United States and Europe but it is expensive and the donors provided to Australian recipients are restricted because of the limitation on how many families can be helped by one donor.

No, donation must be altruistic in Australia but there will be no cost to you for appointments and tests and we can reimburse you for all reasonable associated expenses.

The NSW and Victoria governments have information brochures for those considering donation.

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