JOY Law – surrogacy in Australia


Posted By on 12/02/18 at 9:26 AM

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel)

In this episode of JOY Law, Monica and Kristina talk about surrogacy: what it is, how it works and the laws pertaining to surrogacy in Australia.

In particular, they discuss:

  • the various forms of surrogacy;
  • intended parents and who gets named as parents on the child’s birth certificate;
  • commercial surrogacy versus altruistic surrogacy;
  • the legislation in each state and territory;
  • surrogacy agreements; and
  • finding a surrogate in Australia and getting support if you are thinking of starting a family.

You can listen to the podcast of this episode by clicking here.  On the next episode, we’ll talk about commercial surrogacy overseas.

If you’d like the team to answer a question on air, please email

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Monica Blizzard

Monica Blizzard Director

Monica Blizzard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer, and has 20 years experience working in family law.

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