Queensland Government model for the decriminalisation of altruistic surrogacy and the transfer of legal parentage

Activity occurred prior to the current government.

A position paper concerning models laws for decriminalisation of altruistic surrogacy was released for public comment.

Surrogacy, including altruistic surrogacy, is currently prohibited in Queensland under the Surrogate Parenthood Act 1988. Offences against the Act currently attract a maximum penalty of up to three years imprisonment.

The proposed legislative framework for altruistic surrogacy aims to achieve a balance between helping childless Queenslanders to become parents and protecting the rights and interests of the child.

The closing date for submissions was 30 September 2009.

Read the position paper for the Queensland Government model decriminalisation of altruistic surrogacy and transfer of legal parentage.