Key messages

  • Each year the Patient Review Panel (the Panel) publishes the total number and types of applications received.

The Patient Review Panel tracks applications and decisions.

Applications received by the Panel since 2010

Types of applications

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015
2016 

Total 2010-2016

Surrogacy arrangement

5

13

12

13

18

 27  30  118
Presumption against treatment 44  36  27  23  18  17  27  192 
Risk of abuse or neglect 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sex selection  1 13  15  16  69 
Posthumous use of embryos/gametes 2 6 3 6 4 4 29 
Criteria Not Met 50 0 1 1 0 0 52 
Extension of Storage - Embryos 152 108 60 85 144 127 160  836 
Extension of Storage - Oocytes 48 16 2 2 136 11 31  246 
Extension of Storage - Sperm 77 108 61 88 116 97 81  628 
Removal of Embryo from Storage 2 2 1 2 2 0
Totals 382   296 175 223 447 298 349  2,180 

Previous decisions 

Under s. 96 of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008, an application may be made to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a review of the panel’s decision.

An application for review must be made within 28 days after the day on which the decision is made (s. 98).

See below examples of reviews of the Panel’s decisions to assist patients, clinics and legal representatives in understanding how the Panel is likely to approach its decisions.  

Contact details

  • Patient Review Panel

    Postal address: Patient Review Panel, GPO Box 4541, Melbourne Victoria 3001