Melbourne IVF and Fertility Specialist

Dr Hugo Fernandes

A Melbourne-based fertility specialist helping couples and singles to achieve their family goals. Visit Dr Hugo for minimally invasive treatment, an honest approach and an empathic understanding.

Meet Dr Hugo Fernandes, Your Fertility Specialist

Family is a fundamental part of who we are, but with 1 in 6 couples experiencing fertility difficulties at some point, having a child can be a challenging and overwhelming journey. As a fertility specialist, I manage all aspects of fertility, from women with PCOS and endometriosis to male factor or sperm abnormality and couples with subfertility. I offer patient-centred care with a tailored and minimally invasive approach.

Are you Considering Fertility Treatment?

People visit a fertility specialist for a range of reasons. Whether you’re concerned about your fertility or have struggled to conceive for more than six months, visiting a fertility specialist offers peace of mind and access to modern treatments.

What are my chances of success?

Fertility is complex and everchanging. The chances of success are different for every individual and every couple. When you visit me, I will always be honest and realistic in my assessment and treatment.

While I offer a range of fertility treatments, there is unfortunately never a guarantee of success. The best thing you can do is visit a fertility specialist as early as possible. Your chances of conception typically drop every year after the age of 30.

To learn more about your fertility and chances of success, book an assessment. I do not overstate my abilities nor downplay your concerns, and I will always strive to deliver the best outcome.

Fertility and IVF Treatment by Dr Hugo

As someone who didn’t have the most straight-forward path to four children, I understand the challenges faced by couples and singles in creating a family. I work with couples, same-sex couples and single women to offer personalised fertility treatment that meets your unique needs. It is a privilege for me to play such an important part in people’s lives, and it is always my number 1 priority to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

IVF is a widely known treatment, however, there is so much more to fertility treatment than IVF. Often good advice, careful planning, timing, and some simple medications are all that is needed for success. I run a successful ovulation induction service through my rooms, supported by my experienced practice nurse, Jacinta. When more is needed, I’ll manage your care through Newlife IVF, offering you state-of-the-art treatment from our local Box Hill location.

As a fertility specialist and a gynaecologist with advanced endosurgical training, I’m uniquely placed to offer fertility optimising surgery, including management of endometriosis, fibroids, uterine polyps and ovarian cysts, to maximise your chances of successfully conceiving. By undertaking these procedures using minimally invasive techniques, I can reduce the impact on your health and family life, helping you return to trying to conceive as soon as possible. I can also offer fertility preservation through egg-freezing at my unit Newlife IVF.

Your Patient Journey


To receive a Medicare rebate, you’ll need a referral letter from your GP or another specialist. This also allows me to communicate with your GP or health team.

Book Appointment

I consult mainly from my rooms at Epworth Richmond, but there are also appointments available in Coburg and Warragul. Please call, or book online.

Before Appointment

We will email you a link to a thorough online health and fertility questionnaire. This allows us to spend more time to concentrate on your fertility concerns at your first appointment.

First Appointment

I review your health and fertility questionnaire and any results before you attend. At this consultation, I’ll take a thorough history and possibly order further investigations. We’ll discuss the potential issues, and you’ll have an honest assessment of your fertility and possible treatments, including success rates and the pros and cons of each. This appointment will take around 30-45 minutes.

Review Appointments

Further review may be needed to discuss results and your treatment options. As all management is personalised, these are scheduled to your unique situation and treatment.


Fertility treatment can range from advice about timing to simple medications or even fertility optimising surgery. Ovulation induction with tablets or injections are run in my rooms. When IVF is required, this is undertaken at my unit Newlife IVF which I founded with some colleagues.

Urgent Cases

Please call my rooms on (03) 9516 2895 if you require urgent care, and we will strive to accommodate your needs. I also welcome calls from your GP or referring doctor to discuss your case beforehand.

Newlife IVF

“I feel so strongly about patient-centred care that I established my own fertility unit. Newlife IVF aims to provide a personalised, caring and supportive fertility experience.”

I’m the co-founder and a clinic director of Newlife IVF, an independent provider of specialist fertility care.

Independent and Dedicated to You

Newlife IVF is one of only a few independent IVF providers in Victoria. As clinicians, we deliberately chose to move our fertility practice away from a large, corporate-owned IVF provider to better reflect our preferred model of care.

Private ownership provides us with the freedom to heavily invest in the infrastructure, systems and processes required to truly support best scientific practice and evidence-based care. It also enables us to offer care that is reasonably priced, in line with our belief that IVF should be accessible and affordable to all.

Modern Treatments at a State-of-the-Art Facility

We operate from a purpose-built facility in Box Hill, Melbourne. Co-located services include a fully accredited, state-of-the-art laboratory, day surgery, specialist nursing, counselling services, medication dispensing, ultrasound, pathology, and a WHO Level 5 semen analysis facility. You can access comprehensive and tailored fertility treatment from our specialised location.

Book a Fertility Appointment with Dr Hugo

You don’t have to navigate the challenges of infertility alone. My team and I will provide excellent patient-centred care in a welcoming environment. Book your appointment today.