Part of the aim of the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia project is to raise awareness of the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the risks that AMR and inappropriate antimicrobial use (AU) pose to human health.

Throughout this project the Commission will be publishing reports, reviews and information sheets explaining the AURA project, different aspects AMR and AU, and some of the emergent resistant organisms.

AURA 2017 Second Australian Report on Antimicrobial use and resistance in human health

AURA 2017 Second Australian Report on Antimicrobial use and resistance in human health: Supplementary data

AURA 2017 Information sheet 1: Areas for Action 2017-2019 (PDF 84 KB)

AURA 2017 Information sheet 2: CARAlert Information sheet (PDF 87KB)

AURA 2017 Information sheet 3: Antimicrobial Resistance (PDF 128 KB)

AURA 2017 Information sheet 4: Antimicrobial Use (PDF 85KB)

AURA 2017 FAQs (PDF 403KB) (Word 1006KB)

AURA 2017 FAQs: Consumer Information – What is antimicrobial resistance? (PDF 319KB)

AURA 2017  Infographic 1: Overview Antimicrobial resistance (PDF 163KB) (JPG 149KB)

AURA 2017  Infographic 2: Community Antimicrobial Use (PDF 299KB) (JPG 234KB)

AURA 2017 Infographic 3: Hospital Antimicrobial Use (PDF 296KB) (JPG 135KB)

AURA 2016 First Australian report on antimicrobial use and resistance in human health (PDF 2MB) (Word 3MB)

AURA 2016 Consumer Summary (PDF 2MB) (Word 2MB)

AURA 2016 Summary Report (PDF 2MB) (Word 331KB)

AURA 2016 Supplementary Data (PDF 1MB) (Word 389KB)

AURA 2016 Fact Sheet (PDF 249KB) (Word 572KB)

Videos of the AURA 2016 Launch are available on the Commission’s YouTube channel

Animation on antimicrobial use and resistance in Australia available on YouTube


Antimicrobial use publications

NAUSP:  Antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals: Results of the 2015 National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program

NAUSP: Antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals: 2014 report of the National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program

NAUSP: Antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals: 2013 report of the National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program

NAPS: Antimicrobial prescribing practice in Australian hospitals: Results of the 2015 National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

NAPS: Antimicrobial prescribing practice in Australian hospitals: Results of the 2014 National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

NAPS: Antimicrobial prescribing practice in Australian hospitals: Results of the 2013 National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

NAPS: Antimicrobial prescribing and infections in Australian residential aged care facilities; Results of the 2015 aged care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey pilot

Preliminary Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia


Antimicrobial resistance publications

AGAR: Gram-negative Sepsis Outcome Program: 2015 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Report

AGAR: Australian Staphylococcus Sepsis Outcome Program: 2015 Report

AGAR: Australian Enterococcus Sepsis Outcome Program: Annual Report 2015


National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistances (CARAlert)

CARAlert Annual Report 2016 – 2017 (PDF 898KB) (Word 621KB)

CARAlert Summary Report: 17 March – 31 October 2016 (PDF 736KB) (Word 1MB)

CARAlert Summary Report: 17 March – 31 December (PDF 892KB) (Word 669KB)

Authorised user demonstration webinar 

(This link demonstrates the use of the CARAlert Web Portal and will be a good reference point for those with CARAlert Access and training.)


Technical series

MRSA: A Tale of Three Types – 15 years of survey data from AGAR (PDF 374KB) (Word 2MB)

Antibacterial Use in Australia (PDF 76KB) (Word 887KB)


Information series

What is AMR and AU?

What is an antibiogram?

Antimicrobial use and AURA 2016 (PDF 108KB) (Word 208KB)

Antimicrobial resistance and AURA 2016 (PDF 77KB) (Word 203KB)

Enterococcus and the AURA Surveillance System (PDF 75KB) (Word 202KB)

Staphylococcus aureus and the AURA Surveillance System (PDF 78KB) (Word 201KB)


Conference posters

Australian Society of Antimicrobials Antimicrobials 2017 poster – AURA Surveillance System: How far have we come? (PDF 239KB) (Word 219KB)

Australian Society of Antimicrobials Antimicrobials 2017 poster – The National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistances (CARAlert) (PDF 300KB) (Word 432KB)

Australian Society of Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 – AURA Surveillance System (PDF 1MB) (Word 406KB)

 Australian Society of Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting  2016 – AURA 2016 Key Report Findings (PDF 757KB) (Word 299KB)

Antimicrobial Society of Australia Conference Poster – AURA Surveillance System (PDF 3MB) (Word 564KB)

National Medicines Symposium 2016 Conference Poster – AURA Surveillance System (PDF 1MB) (Word 320KB)

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia National Medicines Management Conference 2016 – AURA 2016 Report Findings (PDF 501KB) (Word 306KB)