Births, surrogacy and adoption
Recommended resources for:
- applying for a birth certificate and registering a birth
- adoption laws in Victoria
- surrogacy laws
- IVF and paternity issues.
Information about birth certificates, registering a birth and donor treatment registers in Victoria.
Adoption and the law
An overview of adoption laws in Victoria and adopting a child from an adoption agency.
Adopting a child
If you are adopting a child this information covers the entitlements to services, leave and payments to support you and your adopted child.
Adoption and permanent care legal issues
Information about the legal issues to consider if you want to adopt or look after a child under a permanent care order.
Information for same-sex or de facto couples about having children. It covers conception through artificial insemination and IVF and paternity issues.