The College provides professional development to equip individuals and organisations with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver infection prevention and control services.

Annual Conference

Our annual conference is Australasia’s largest meeting of IPC professionals and industry representatives.


Become a ACIPC member to develop your IPC skills and influence IPC practice across Australasia. View member benefits and categories here. 


Credentialling provides a career pathway for IPC professionals as well as recognition for individuals who deal with IPC in their workplace.

From the President

From the President 

Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter of the Australasian College for Infection prevention and Control. I had the honour of representing the membership of the College at 2 significant events in the last couple of weeks. The first was at the Coalition of National Nursing and Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO). CoNNMO is made up of more than 55 national nursing and midwifery organisations in an alliance to work collectively to advance the nursing and midwifery professions to improve health care. The coalition represents the national interests of nurses and midwives n all sectors of the health professions and comprise specialist national nursing and midwifery organisations from many different areas of practice. With primary finding support from the Australian Government Department of Health, the Coalition meets face to face twice a year.

The second event was the Budget Lock Up prior to the presentation of the 2018-19 budget by the Hon Scott Morrison MP Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia. I was pleased to have the opportunity to represent the College and to view the 94 Fact Sheets that were provided, I was however disappointed that the important issue of anti-microbial stewardship was not flagged as a national priority for funding.

A big thank you to all who took part in the WHO global SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands 5 May 2018 campaign. The excellent resources can be used all year and can be accessed here.

Membership renewal time is almost here. All members will be contacted by Sara from the National Office and invited to renew. In preparation please log on to the members only area to make certain your details are up to date.

I am very pleased to advise you of an upcoming workshop Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Aged Care. The workshop will be conducted by the College educators and will be held in Parramatta on June 21. The workshop provides participants with a body of knowledge and essential information specific for infection prevention and control in the residential care setting. Details are on the College website, please share the information with colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Finally, a reminder that abstracts are now open for the 2018 ACIPC Conference as are early bird registrations and sponsor and exhibitor packages.


Professor Marilyn Cruickshank

ACIPC President

Read the latest ACIPC E-Newsletter HERE 


The College is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our stated vision is the prevention and control of infection in our communities. We commenced in January 2012 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations formerly in AICA (The Australian Infection Control Association) to support and encourage collaboration across Australasia.

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Industry Partners

ACIPC is grateful for the support of our Gold Partner GAMA Healthcare Australia. 

Please visit our PARTNERS PAGE for details on how your company can work with ACIPC. 

WA Special Interest Group PD Event
May 24,2018

WA Special Interest Group PD Event

ACIPC Members in WA are invited to attend a PD event on 7 June. It’s free! Details and a link

Flu season 2018
Apr 30,2018

Flu season 2018

Visit our Consumer Information Page for the latest on 2018 vaccines and some tips to stay infection-free.    

Apr 19,2018

Meet the inaugural recipients Dr Philip Russo, Sally Havers and Professor Brett Mitchell and find out how members can apply for Fellowship of ACIPC…. Fellowship of

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2018
Apr 19,2018

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2018

The WHO Save Lives: Clean your Hands Campaign is coming up on the 5th May, 2018….Every year on the 5 May,

ACIPC Members invited to review Draft Guidelines
Apr 19,2018

ACIPC Members invited to review Draft Guidelines

You are invited to review the draft revised Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (the

AMR Website
Apr 19,2018

AMR Website

The Department of Health launched a dedicated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) website in November 2017 The Activity and research directory

Dr Joan Faoagali Award winner announced
Apr 5,2018

Dr Joan Faoagali Award winner announced

ACIPC Member Leah Stott is the inaugural recipient of the Dr Joan Faoagali scholarship which awards $1000 for a student

2018 ACIPC International Conference Brisbane19 – 21 November 2018
Jul 16,2017

2018 ACIPC International Conference Brisbane19 – 21 November 2018

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Infexion Connexion

Join ACIPCs discussion list and participate in the IPC conversation. Email with the subject SUBSCRIBE in the body of the message or join via the link below. This is a fully moderated discussion list and you do not need to be an ACIPC member to join. For help email 

ACIPC Journal

The College’s journal, Infection, Disease and Health, publishes original research into infectious diseases, old and new, emerging and endemic, with a focus on the interface between human, animal and environmental factors.


A key strategic focus of the College is to enable members to identify areas for research that will lead to improved knowledge; evidence based education and practice and improved outcomes. Find out more about our funding opportunities and research grants. 

Consumer Information

Helpful fact sheets and useful tips for infection prevention and control in the home and in healthcare facilities.

Become an ACIPC Member

Join Australasia's Peak IPC Body

Membership to the College provides an opportunity to ‘influence’ practice by discussing ideas, and projects and supporting each other through the Special Interest Groups and Infexion Connexion.

The diversity of our members means the College is able to contribute to the vision of helping to improve, strengthen and support infection prevention and control, provide essential educational material and tools and, to share experience and expertise amongst those in developing countries and poorly resourced environments.

Benefits of ACIPC Membership