Surrogate Parenthood Act 1988 (No. 65 of 1988), 6 October 1988

Annu Rev Popul Law. 1988;15:52, 354-6.


PIP: This document contains provisions of the 1988 Queensland Australia Act prohibiting surrogate parenthood contracts. The Act defines "surrogate parent" and "prescribed contract" and prohibits the publication of any type of document which intends to induce a person to act as a surrogate parent, to seek such a person, or to state willingness to act as a surrogate. Offering to enter into a prescribed contract holds a penalty of 100 penalty units or three years' imprisonment or both. This Act applies if the offense occurs in Queensland or if the offender is normally a resident of Queensland, irrespective of where the offense occurs.

Publication types

  • Legislation

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Developed Countries
  • Legislation as Topic*
  • Pacific Islands
  • Reproduction
  • Reproductive Techniques
  • Surrogate Mothers*