In Australia, infertility treatment such as IVF is generously subsidised by the government via Medicare. Therefore, IVF is more accessible, cheaper and safer in Australia than in many other countries. Here are a few facts about IVF in Australia:

  • There are about 75 IVF clinics around Australia.

  • In 2007, more than 52,000 IVF treatment cycles were performed at these clinics.

  • About 10,000 IVF babies were born in 2007.

  • About 600 of these 10,000 babies were born as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation.

  • About 3 per cent of all babies born in Australia are IVF babies.

  • IVF treatment is subsidised by Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.