You must be over 18 yeas of age to register or apply for information on the Central Register. Therefore it will be 2028 before those who were donor conceived after 1 January 2010, can apply to the Central Register for the mandatory identifying information held on the Central Register about their donor, or other offspring of their donor.
Mandatory information supplied to the Central Register (for those conceived as a result of donated eggs, sperm or embryos after 1 January 2010) can only be shared between the relevant parties if both are over the age of 18 years. This aspect of the Register will therefore not come into effect until 2028 when those children who were donor conceived after 1 January 2010, have turned 18 years of age.
Mandatory information cannot be removed from the Central Register.
When a person who was donor conceived after 1 January 2010 has turned 18 years of age, he or she can apply to the Central Register to receive the following mandatory information about their donor:
Yes. From 1 January 2010, ART providers collect non-identifying information (year of birth and sex) from donors about any offspring they have who have not been born as a result of ART treatment. However it is only with that offspring’s consent that identifying information about him or her be shared.
Yes. You can apply for information about either or both of these parties. You are under no obligation to apply for information about both. You can also consent to only your genetic sibling having access to the information you voluntarily place onto the Register, and not your donor.
See The Central Register and the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for further information about the Central Register, voluntary information and the process that the NSW Ministry of Health and NSW ART providers undertake in order to facilitate the exchange of information.
Information for donor conceived individuals on the Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2007
DirectorRegulation and Compliance UnitNSW Ministry of Health Locked Mail Bag 2030St Leonards NSW 1590
Telephone: (02) 9424 5955