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 Acting President 


Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. You’re hearing from me this month as Professor Marilyn Cruickshank is currently on leave.

We are almost at the end of the financial year and Sara will soon be sending you a notice to renew your membership of the College. ACIPC membership allows you to stay up to date with the latest news, opinion and evidence-based practice in infection prevention and control.

ACIPC Membership delivers unparalleled access to your professional community, opportunities for professional development, access to member-only resources and educational opportunities. All ACIPC members also receive a full subscription to the highly regarded quarterly college journal Infection, Disease and Health.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you sincerely for your participation over the past 12 months. I strongly encourage you to renew your membership, so we can all continue to nurture and grow our dynamic professional community. Please look out for an email regarding membership arriving in your inbox soon.

In other ACIPC news, abstracts, early bird registrations and sponsor and exhibitor packages are now open for the 7th Annual ACIPC Conference. If you are considering submitting an abstract and need some guidance, the ACIPC Members Area has a terrific webinar by Dr Jon Otter on How to Write an Abstract which is well worth a look for guidance and inspiration.

All the best and regards,

Dr Philip Russo

ACIPC Acting President / President-Elect

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. 

Statement: Hand Hygiene Auditing in Australia
Jul 4,2018

Statement: Hand Hygiene Auditing in Australia

Please visit the College Position Statements page to view a letter from Professor Marilyn Cruickshank in response to several recent posts

TAS SIG Infection Control Study Day AUG 3 2018
Jun 21,2018

TAS SIG Infection Control Study Day AUG 3 2018

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control in partnership with Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control invite you register to

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

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

For program updates visit the website Sponsorship of any ACIPC activities does not indicate product endorsement. 

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