Information on antimicrobial resistance and the development of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy is available from:
Department of Health
Department of Agriculture

To find out more about Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and Antibiotic Awareness Week in your state or territory visit the following websites or contact your jurisdictional Antimicrobial Stewardship coordinator:

Australian Capital Territory: Kathryn Daveson

Victoria: Quality Use of Medicines Program, Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative Kylie McIntosh (Tues, Wed)

Tasmania: Katie Flanagan Duncan Mackenzie

South Australia: SA Health Vicki McNeil

Western Australia: Antimicrobial Stewardship Kerry Fitzsimons

Northern Territory:Rob Baird

Queensland:Louise Davis

New South Wales: Clinical Excellence Commission – Quality Use of Antimicrobials in Healthcare team: Clinical Excellence Commission

Paediatrics ASID Australasian Stewardship of Antimicrobials in Paediatrics – Special Interest  Penelope Bryant


Useful links


NPS MedicineWise

Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC)

Australian Society for Antimicrobials

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID)

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)

International links

World Health Organization

A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.

In 2014, the World Health organization released its first report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, as part of an ongoing program focussed on antimicrobial resistance.

World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office – Learn more about antimicrobial resistance in our region.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Canadian Antibiotic Awareness Week

United States Get Smart About Antibiotics Week