Information for referrers

Learn more about referring patients to Monash Health Fertility.

Patient eligibility and access to services

With approximately 1 in 6 couples experiencing fertility issues, the demand for fertility services is high.

In accordance with criteria set by the Victorian Government, public fertility care services are offered to Victorian residents who hold a Medicare card.

The clinical access criteria are as follows:

  • Eggs to be fertilised must be 42 years old or younger at the time of treatment. Research evidence shows the chances of a successful outcome significantly decreases with increasing age.
  • There is a maximum of 2 stimulated cycles per person per lifetime. A ‘stimulated cycle’ includes all the activities undertaken in order to grow follicles and collect eggs which are then frozen, or, fertilised through IVF or ICSI.

Referrals will be accepted for:

  • women under 35 years of age who have been unsuccessful in achieving an ongoing pregnancy after more than 12 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse
  • women aged 35 to 42 years of age who have been unsuccessful in achieving an ongoing pregnancy after more than 6 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse
  • women with previously diagnosed conditions that impact fertility eg. PCOS, endometriosis
  • those who require preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic conditions or translocation
  • same sex couples and singles
  • men with known male factor infertility
  • those in immediate need of fertility preservation, for example, if undertaking treatment for cancer or autoimmune disease which is associated with high risk of premature ovarian failure

Note: Monash Health Fertility does not provide age-related fertility preservation services.

With representation on the Victorian Fertility Clinical Advisory Committee, Monash Health Fertility ensures a uniform, statewide approach to waitlist management.

Monash Health Fertility is best positioned to provide fertility services to residents of the below Local Government Areas (LGAs), the Royal Women’s Hospital to provide fertility services to residents of other Victorian LGAs.

  • Bass Coast
  • Baw Baw
  • Bayside
  • Boroondara
  • Cardinia
  • Casey
  • East Gippsland
  • Frankston
  • Glen Eira
  • Greater Dandenong
  • Kingston
  • Knox
  • Latrobe
  • Manningham
  • Maroondah
  • Monash
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Murrindindi
  • Port Phillip
  • South Gippsland
  • Stonnington
  • Wellington
  • Whitehorse
  • Yarra Ranges

An online referral form is to be submitted for all participants in the fertility journey, with the reason for referral clearly indicated as well as relevant clinical information.

Referral is also to be made to for preliminary radiology, pathology and andrology tests as appropriate. Further details are provided via Healthlink (see referral link below) and the referral guideline documents.

Patients will be notified via email upon receipt of the e-referral and their placement on a service waitlist. As appointments become available, Monash Health Fertility will contact patients to arrange their initial visit. Patients should not undertake preliminary tests until contacted by Monash Health Fertility who will assist in appointment coordination.

MyHealthLink Portal

If you are registered with HealthLink, access the web-based portal here to refer patients to Monash Health.

Pathology Referral Templates – for GP use

Please select the appropriate pathology template for all participants in the fertility journey.

Please note: AMH has been deliberately omitted from these templates as Monash Health Fertility will fund this test for females just before their consultation with our Clinician.

Female primary patients (egg source and/or intending pregnancy) will also require a referral for a Gynaecological Ultrasound.

Male partners (intended sperm source) will require a referral for a Semen Analysis + Anti-Sperm Antibodies.

For donor and surrogacy arrangements, please email for guidance on the diagnostic tests required for each participant.