ph 02 9845 7484



You will be given a detailed explanation and breakdown of our costs when you attend an information seminar, and when you first visit Westmead Fertility Centre (WFC). You can register for an information seminar here.

The following is an approximate guide to the type of treatment costs you can expect to pay.


Please note that our costs are ALL INCLUSIVE.


IVF cycle costs


An IVF cycle costs between $,1690–$4,960 at WFC but after Medicare refunds, your out-of-pocket costs are usually between $292–$1,460 for a first cycle (see tables below).

These costs include:

• nurse appointments and telephone contact

• access to our counsellor throughout treatment

• most medications (see Additional costs below)

• ultrasound scans

• blood tests

• egg collection

• use of operating theatre for egg collection

• fresh embryo transfer

• freezing and two year storage of surplus embryos.


Additional costs


Whilst drugs required for a standard treatment cycle are covered by Medicare, your individual situation may require additional drug therapy. We recommend that you budget up to $200 extra per cycle.

There is an additional charge for the transfer of frozen embryos.

Medical consultations and tests done prior to or after a treatment cycle may incur an additional cost.


Payment options


The out of pocket patient contributions for Assisted Reproduction Treatment are as follows for patient with current full entitlements to Australian Medicare Card or any reciprocal arrangements, and if the treatment qualifies for Medicare Rebates. Other patients, including non-qualifying patients please see administration staff for fee sheet.

WFC offers two payment options. You may choose to pay the full amount up front (Claim back) and then claim your Medicare rebate, or you may choose to pay a lower amount up front (No Safety Net).


Claim back option*


Up-front payment by patient to WFC Medicare rebate and safety net refund** Patient direct costs, i.e. out-of-pocket expenses***
IVF  – 1st cycle $4,960 $3,500 $1,460
Subsequent cycles in same calendar year $4,960 $4,628 $332

*if no previous medical expense in same calendar year. Conditions apply.

** The Medicare Safety Net covers up to 80% of the out-of-pocket costs for medical services provided after a particular threshold amount per calendar year is reached.

***Your out-of-pocket cost ‒ also known as the ‘gap’ payment ‒ is the difference between the Medicare benefits (basic rebate and safety net) and your treatment cost. 


No Safety Net Claim option


Upfront payment to patient by WFC Medicare cheque sent to patient for payment to WFC WFC refund Patient direct costs
IVF – 1st cycle  $1,690 $3,500 $550 $1140
Subsequent cycles $1,690 $3,299 $550 $1140

Fees correct as of April 1, 2015

Attend an information seminar
When: Tuesday, February 10th, 2016
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start
Where: Westmead Fertility Centre
Cost: Free