NSW Government Cuts Costs for Fertility Treatment

Women seeking fertility treatment can now apply for a $500 rebate under the NSW Government’s $42 million election commitment to cut costs for IVF services.

Member for Manly James Griffin said from 15 January residents in NSW can receive help with the costs of testing needed to support their journey to conceive a child.

“The NSW Government’s commitment of $42 million over four years will help those struggling with the costs of accessing pre-IVF fertility testing and IVF services,” Mr Griffin said.

“Current residents of NSW will be eligible for the $500 rebate once a specialist confirms they have a fertility issue and they have incurred out-of-pocket expenses related to fertility testing.

“The once-off $500 rebate can be claimed via the Service NSW website.

“This is another great practical step we are taking to reduce out-of-pocket medical costs faced by residents in NSW.

“Any eligible NSW resident can claim the rebate regardless of where in NSW or Australia they accessed the testing. The claim process is digital which means people do not have to travel to claim the rebate and can just lodge their application using their computer or smartphones through Service NSW.”

The NSW Government is also investing in three high quality publicly supported IVF clinics at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Westmead Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women. These clinics will offer lower-cost IVF treatment for up to 6,000 women by June 2023.

The NSW Government will also establish Australia’s first state-wide fertility preservation service at the Royal Hospital for Women, providing cancer patients with the greatest hope of having a family in the future.

Any NSW resident can access the government-supported IVF clinics and fertility preservation centre if they have a referral from their doctor. People based in a regional or remote location may also be eligible for financial assistance for this specialist treatment under the Isolated Patient Travel and Accommodation Scheme.

For more information go to www.health.nsw.gov.au/affordable-ivf