Human Artificial Fertilisation Storage Licence - Western Australia


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 a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMCR) 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.


5 years or as indicated on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1000.00

If eggs and embryos are to be stored.

Apply Application All $1000.00

If sperm is collected on the licensed premises.

Apply Application All $200.00

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Human Artificial Fertilisation Storage Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Embryo Storage - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

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

Administering agency

Department of Health

Reproductive Technology Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Executive Officer

Reproductive Technology Council

Department of Health

Operating address: 189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Phone: 08 9222 4334
Website: Reproductive Technology Council (Opens in new window)