Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get paid for donating sperm? +

    It is illegal in Australia to pay a donor to give their sperm to a clinic. However, you will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses to cover things such as travel expenses.
  • Why do I have to wait 4 months after my sperm donations before having a final blood test? +

    Sperm, like most human tissues, can carry diseases. Donors should be tested for disease when they donate; however, a negative test is not conclusive, as some diseases take many months to show up in blood tests. The best way to solve this issue is to freeze sperm for four months and then retest the donor. If that test is negative, the sperm is considered disease-free.
  • Why do I have to see a counsellor? +

    Many people think counselling is carried out to test to see if you are a good enough donor. It is not. Counselling will help guide you through the implications and issues associated with donating your sperm to ensure are making an informed decision.
  • What are my legal responsibilities? +

    You will have no legal or financial responsibilities to any child conceived through the use of your donated sperm.
  • Will the child be able to contact me once they turn 18? +

    The answer is yes. Once a child is born from your donation, information is forwarded to a Central Register where your privacy will be protected. Once the child turns 18 years of age, the child may access your contact details if they wish to do so.
  • How many people can use my sperm samples? +

    In NSW the maximum number of women to which a donor may contribute is 5. Therefore if you already have your own family or are planning on one in the future we will restrict the number of women achieving a pregnancy using your sperm to 4.
  • Do I have to meet the couples/women I am donating to? +

    No. Only your non-identifiable information will be given to the couples or woman selecting a donor.
  • It sounds a bit embarrassing? +

    We are a professional business and would like to make this easy for you. We have a private collection room onsite where you can produce your sample by masturbation. We have reading material and DVDs to assist with producing your samples. Alternatively if you live within 30 minutes of the clinic you could collect your sperm sample at home and drop it off to us at an allocated time.
  • How do I start? +

    It’s easy! You can fill in our form online, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 4902 7035. Your confidentiality will be maintained at all times. Tell us you want to be a sperm donor, we will go through a checklist with you and if you are suitable we will make you an appointment at our clinic at Lingard Hospital in Merewether to see our fertility specialist and have your initial sperm test.
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