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



It is with great pleasure I  write this newsletter to you as President of our College. The Annual General Meeting held on 21 November 2017 saw the change-over of President from Professor Ramon Shaban to me, I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities we have to grow our profile and membership base over the coming years.

The Annual Conference held in Canberra from 20 – 22 November 2017 was a great event. The Scientific Committee chaired by Dr Lisa Hall and the Conference Organising Committee co-chaired by Fiona Wilson and Marija Juraja are to be congratulated on their work in preparing the agenda, venue and associated events. 

The Annual General Meeting also farewelled and welcomed Board Directors. I thank the outgoing Board Directors  – Ms Belinda Henderson, Ms Wendy Beckingham, Ms Fiona Wilson, Dr Thea van de Mortel and Ms Donna Cameron for the contribution and commitment they have made to our College. 

I welcome the new and ongoing Board Directors, Ms Kristie Popkiss; Ms Sally Havers; Dr Cathryn Murphy; Ms Sandra Roodt and Mr Michael Wishart – all new to the role of Director. Dr Philip Russo was elected as President Elect and I am very pleased that the following Board Directors are continuing – Dr Deborough Macbeth, Dr Sharon Salmon and Mr Peter Martin.

I extend my thanks to the immediate Past President, Professor Ramon Shaban. Thank you for your commitment and passion for the College, we have all benefited greatly from your leadership as President.

On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to acknowledge the importance of each of you as members of our College. I thank you for your commitment to infection prevention and control and I wish you the very best for Christmas and New Year.  I am very much looking forward to working with the new Board of Directors to support you in growing the profile of the College and our membership base over the coming years.

Kind regards


Professor Marilyn Cruickshank

President ACIPC

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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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Infexion Connexion

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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.

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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.

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