Human Artificial Fertilisation Storage Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to store any of the following items for an artificial fertilisation procedure or any related research which has been approved by the Agency:

  • a human egg intended for use in an in vitro fertilisation
  • a human egg undergoing fertilisation
  • a human embryo
  • human sperm, obtained from different men.

You may be eligible for exemption from the requirement to hold this licence if you hold an NHMRC Licence. A NHMRC licence is granted under Commonwealth legislation authorising the use or storage of human embryos for certain purposes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • be accredited to carry out reproductive technology
  • establish that you require the licence to fulfil a genuine social need
  • have adequate and appropriate premises, equipment, staff supervision, support services, and facilities available
  • have adequate arrangements relating to the counselling of participants and obtaining an informed and effective consent
  • have adequate procedures in place for the compilation, storage and confidentiality of records.

If you are applying on behalf of a group of persons, or a body corporate, you must ensure that every person with a material interest in the practice, and every person in a position of authority is a fit and proper person.

You will not be eligible for this licence if you are an individual or organisation that is bankrupt, under receivership, in liquidation, or disqualified from holding a licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



If eggs and embryos are to be stored.


If sperm is collected on the licensed premises.


If sperm is not collected on licensed premises or not intended for use in donor insemination.



Application for a Human Artificial Fertilisation Storage Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Health
Reproductive Technology Council

Act(s) name

Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Human Reproductive Technology (Licences and Registers) Regulations 1993 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Executive Officer
Department of Health
Reproductive Technology Council


08 92224334

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