AURA coordinates data from a range of sources to provide a comprehensive and integrated picture of patterns and trends of AMR and antimicrobial use across Australia.  The core surveillance programs that contribute to the AURA Surveillance System, are:

  • Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
  • National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
  • National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program
  • Australian Passive AMR Surveillance
  • CARAlert

Other data sources include: the National Neisseria Network, the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS), the NPS MedicineWise MedicineInsight program and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology on rates of AMR from selected community and private hospital settings.