Antibiotic resistance is an important health problem in Australia and internationally. Antibiotics are important medicines that are used to treat many common infections and diseases. Increasing antibiotic resistance means that some antibiotics may no longer work for those infections.

Doctors and patients can work together to reduce antibiotic resistance. Learn more about antibiotic resistance and what you can do.

For more information on antibiotics and preventing antibiotic resistance visit https://www.nps.org.au/medical-info/consumer-info/antibiotics-explained

Click here for more information on monitoring antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in Australia.