Keep the Hope

Keep the hope. Celebrating 40 years of IVF Success.

More than 200,000 Australians have been born from assisted conception.

ACCESS Australia launches 'Keep the Hope' Fund because wanting a family is easy. Being able to have one is not.

Donate to ACCESS Australia’s National Infertility Network “Keep the Hope” Fund.

We are forever grateful for one baby born 40 years ago that changed the lives of more than 200,000 babies born since – Candice Thum (nee Reed) was Australia’s first IVF baby born on 23 June 1980. We are honoured to have Candice as the patron of ACCESS Australia’s National Infertility Network. 

ACCESS Australia has been supporting those seeking to become parents for nearly three decades, campaigning for equity of access to affordable treatments from Government and the medical community to make latest advances available to all.  As we mark 40 years of IVF it’s important that we continue to advocate for all Australians embarking on their IVF journey.  Keep the Hope!

By donating as little as $25, your tax-deductible gift today will help us provide education, advocacy and information for anyone who needs medical help to have a family.

Fighting for Families with One Voice!

In celebrating 40 years of IVF success we will donate $1 in every $4 to Fertility Matters, a fertility health education charity started by first generation IVFlings, Candice and Rebecca, for parents of the future.
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