Australia's response

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious global issue that needs our urgent action. Australia’s response recognises that AMR affects human and animal health, agriculture, food and the environment and involves action across all these sectors. Addressing this is a matter of national importance.

Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are a particular concern for human and animal health in Australia.  The National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond also considers other antimicrobials, such as antifungals, antivirals and anti-parasitics.

Australia’s response recognises that AMR is a One Health problem.

This means that it affects:

  • human health
  • animal health
  • agriculture
  • food
  • the environment.

Our response involves action across all of these sectors.

The Australian Government is working with partners across:

  • governments
  • non-government organisations
  • professional bodies
  • industries
  • research organisations.

The National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond details important actions we can all take to reduce AMR in Australia.

Every Australian can help by learning about AMR and the actions we can all take to reduce it.

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