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Australian & NZ CoP


Australian and New Zealand Code of Practice

The Australian and New Zealand Code of Practice is the standard against which ART Units in Australia and New Zealand are audited. In Australia, the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Act 2006 defines an accredited ART centre as a ‘person or body accredited to carry out assisted reproductive technology by the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee of the Fertility Society of Australia’. As a result, it is currently an offence in Australian Commonwealth law to use human embryos in any way without RTAC licensing. New Zealand has the HART Act 2004 which governs the delivery of ART services.

A listing of accredited units for each State and Territory can be found using the links on the left of this page.