Human Artificial Fertilisation Storage Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to store any of the following for an artificial fertilisation procedure:

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

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 by an approved organisation
  • establish that you require the licence to fulfil a genuine social need
  • ensure your intended licence supervisor has appropriate character, qualifications and experience
  • have adequate financial resources
  • 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, safe keeping, retention, 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.


5 years unless suspended, cancelled or is issued for a shorter period


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1062.00

Storage of eggs, embryos and sperm for insemination purposes. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $213.00

Storage of sperm not to be collected at the licenced premises, or which is collected but not for use in donor insemination. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply 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.