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How do I join GenV?

Participating in GenV is simple.

As part of the regular experience of having your baby, you will receive some information on GenV.  A GenV team member will visit or contact you shortly after your baby is born. This usually happens in hospital, via text, email or over the phone.

We will explain GenV, go through important information about what taking part involves, and answer any questions you have. We will then invite you and your child to join GenV.

If we missed you in the hospital, a GenV team member will try to contact you later.

Had your baby in Victoria since October 2021 and haven’t yet heard from us? You can express interest in joining by please filling out this form. A GenV team member will be in touch.

We hope all Victorian parents and their child will join us!

It’s easy to join GenV

If you decide to join GenV when we visit you, we will ask you to sign a consent form and give you a copy to keep. You can even decide to take part in all, or only some of GenV. Your consent covers you and your child.

Where possible, we hope both parents will take part in GenV to help give us a more complete picture. If so, we’ll give you a separate consent form for your child’s other parent. If your child’s other parent is not there at the time, you can give them their form later.

Read more about why parents are joining GenV.

You always have options and a choice to participate

Once you have joined GenV, we will contact you a few times a year. This will happen over the first few years of your child’s life and as your child grows. This will mostly be done via your device such as a phone, tablet, or computer. We will confirm at each check in that you are happy to complete that part. The more information you provide, the clearer our picture becomes. Learn more about your participation options.

If you have any questions before we visit you, if we miss you in hospital or, if you decide to take part later, you can always contact us here.

Are you considering a home birth? You can still take part in GenV! Speak to your health professional or contact us here.


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