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What do the laws in Australia say about international surrogacy?

By Babygest Staff .
Last Update: 11/15/2017

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government, Australians can pursue surrogacy abroad, although the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) advises intended parents to consider surrogacy locally, as there are more benefits.

If you wish to undergo surrogacy abroad, you should consider very carefully all legal and other risks involved, and to seek independent legal advice on both Australian and foreign regulations.