NSW IVF Rebates
Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate
Planning for pregnancy can be an exciting – and overwhelming time. Pre-screening tests can help determine whether a couple is likely to experience a positive result through IVF. The NSW Government now provides a Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate that helps eligible NSW residents cover the costs of fertility testing.
The Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate is a one-time payment of $250, as of 1 January 2023 (previously $500).
What is covered by the Pre-IVF Fertility Check Up rebate?
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone secreted by cells in developing egg sacs (follicles). The level of AMH in a woman's blood is generally a good indicator of her ovarian reserve. AMH does not change during your menstrual cycle, so the blood sample can be taken at any time of the month - even while you are using oral contraception.
To measure the quantity and quality of sperm.
Checks the lining of your womb and overall structure and helps diagnose any underlying conditions such as fibroids or ovarian cysts.
A blood test to test for ovulation.
Fertility specialist consultation
Get expert advice to help you conceive and answer any questions.
How to claim Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate?
- Have your fertility specialist confirm your eligibility for the rebate. They will need to review the Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate Checklist and Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate frequently asked questions for specialists
- Complete the Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate Declaration Form with you
Note: The declaration form must be the 2023 form with the claim amount of $250. Old declaration forms with the $500 amount are not accepted.
For more information on how to claim the Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate, click here.
Fertility Treatment Rebate:
New $2000 IVF Rebate from the NSW Government
Women in NSW undergoing IVF and accessing other assisted reproductive treatments will be given a one-off cash rebate of up to $2,000 to reduce treatment costs. This is an Australian-first through the NSW Government 2022-23 Budget initiative.
If you have undergone an eligible procedure from 1 October 2022 with IVFAustralia, you will be able to submit a claim when the rebate scheme officially opens on the 1st of January, 2023.
The rebate will be available to 12,000 NSW residents using private fertility clinics like IVFAustralia.
Eligibility for the cash rebate includes:
- you are an NSW resident
- you have undergone IVF, artificial insemination, or another fertility treatment as defined by the ART Act 2007
- you have out-of-pocket costs from an accredited provider from 1 October 2022
- you must be claiming out-of-pocket costs not reimbursed by another government program or rebate, such as Medicare
The rebate is not available for those:
- with an out-of-pocket cost associated with publicly supported lower cost IVF treatment
- patients who access services with the sole purpose to preserve their fertility
- with no out-of-pocket costs
If you have received the Pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate, you can still apply for the Fertility Treatment Rebate. Patients can make claim the full $2,000 rebate with evidence of out-of-pocket costs that are less than $2,000. Details on how to claim this rebate can be found on Service NSW.
If you would like to understand your fertility or you're ready to seek help on your journey to parenthood, book an appointment today or call 1800 111 483.
- For more information on the pre-IVF rebate, visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-pre-ivf-rebate.
- For further information on the $2000 NSW IVF rebate, click here.
- Or contact NSW Health [email protected]
NSW IVF Rebate FAQs
Is IVF covered by Medicare NSW?
Women in NSW undergoing IVF and other fertility treatments can submit a claim for a one-off cash rebate of up to $2,000 to reduce treatment costs, if they meet the eligibility criteria. Medicare also provides additional rebates once you reach the Medicare Safety Net threshold in a calendar year.
How many rounds of IVF can the rebate cover?
Eligible applicants will receive $2,000 as a one-off payment if their claim is successful. At this stage, the rebate may only be claimed once. The Medicare Safety Net may also help to ease financial pressure within one calendar year through additional rebates.