The Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) is a collaboration of clinicians and scientists from key microbiology laboratories around Australia.
Laboratories participate in the AGAR surveys by providing laboratory data and isolates to the AGAR coordinating laboratories. These AGAR laboratories collate the data, undertake molecular testing on isolates and prepare reports for the following three programs:

  • Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Program (GNSOP)
  • Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Program (ASSOP)
  • Australian Enterococcus Sepsis Outcome Program (AESOP)

AGAR publishes annual reports on the outcomes of these surveys, as well as a range of articles and presentations on findings.
For more information on AGAR, please visit their website.


2015 AGAR

Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Sepsis Outcome Programs 2015 Report

The Commission provides funding to AGAR to conduct surveillance and prepare a report that brings together the key findings of the three sepsis outcome programs, as a means of increasing access to antimicrobial resistance surveillance data to inform response strategies. The first of these reports was prepared using analyses of 2015 AGAR data.

Read the latest Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) Sepsis Outcome Programs 2015 Report found at:

AGAR:  AGAR Sepsis Outcome Programs 2015 report


AGAR collections

AGAR program reports are available on the AGAR surveys web page