We have a range of resources to help you understand antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including fact sheets, infographics, reports and strategies.
- 13 March 2020
The Australian Government has released Australia’s next national antimicrobial resistance strategy, following endorsement by the Council of Australian Governments.
- 20 December 2019
Australian Government Department of Health (2018). Review of published and grey literature on the presence of antimicrobial resistance in food in Australia and New Zealand.
- 16 December 2019
The report builds on AURA 2017 and provides a comprehensive picture of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial use and the appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing in Australia, in hospitals, aged care, general practice and the community.
- 15 March 2019
The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee’s report Progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 1999 Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance makes 10 recommendations relating to enhanced monitoring and reporting of antibiotic usage and resistance in animals and humans.
- 8 November 2018This is an infographic explaining how antibiotics work against infections caused by bacteria and will not work against infections caused by viruses.
- 7 November 2018
The document outlines the relationship between Australia's importance rating for antibacterials and the World Health Organization's (WHO's) classifications of antibacterials.
- 24 August 2018
These documents provide information and guidance to inform decision making about the registration and use of antibacterial medicines in Australia.
- 10 November 2017
Fact sheet describing the role of nurses in combating AMR.
- 10 November 2017
Recommended minimum exclusion periods for infectious conditions for schools, pre-schools and child care centres.
- 9 November 2017This is an infographic describing three important actions farmers and workers in the agricultural industry can take to reduce antibiotic resistance.