Australian Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

The Commission has developed a number of guidance documents to support the implementation of effective infection prevention and control practices.

Australian Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare 2019

The primary national infection prevention and control resource is the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019). The Guidelines are an important resource to support the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard: Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection, and provide a basis for healthcare workers and health service organisations to develop protocols and processes for infection prevention and control specific to local settings.

The Guidelines were jointly developed by the NHMRC and the Commission. For further information, questions or feedback regarding the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019) please contact NHMRC at icg@nhmrc.gov.au

Specific infection prevention and control guidance

The Commission has also produced specific infection prevention and control guidance for: