Fifteen Australia‐wide interview surveys between July 1981 and February 2011 on the community’s attitudes to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) were carried out as part of regular Morgan polls. Each survey involved between 650 and 1000 respondents in urban and rural locations. The proportion of respondents who ‘approved’ or ‘disapproved’ of various aspects of IVF treatment were determined. Support for IVF to help infertile married couples increased from 77% in 1981 to 91% in 2011. Approval for IVF procedures being supported by Medicare funding rose from 70% in 1981 to 79% in 2000 and was unchanged in 2011. There has also been a marked increase in the support for single women and lesbians using donor sperm.