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. This month I was proud to represent ACIPC at the Infection Prevention Society Conference in Glasgow. It was particularly good to see and hear Australian ACIPC members present their research findings and to see the high regard in which their work is held. Professor Brett Mitchell, Professor Nick Graves and Dr Phil Russo were invited speakers and undertook presenting research papers as well chairing duties. Professor Mitchell and his colleague, Alison Farrington took out the award for the best poster for their REACH research on cleaning methods – congratulations to them both.

Our own ACIPC conference is now only weeks away and I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Brisbane. The Conference Scientific Organising Committee has put together a dynamic program of local and international speakers who will present on a wide range of IPC topics.

Our AGM will be held on the evening of Tuesday 20th November 2018 at the conference venue. The 2018 annual report will be available shortly via the members area of the website. Following our AGM will be the Poster Reception and Awards Presentation Night. This promises to be a great social event as well as a celebration of our Foundations graduates and we will also be announcing the winner of the Claire Boardman Medal and winners of the Cardinal Research scholarships. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate our colleague’s achievements and catch up over champagne and canapes.

Finally, I encourage members to view the updated ACIPC Social Media Policy which can be viewed along with all College policies here. 

See you in Brisbane.

Yours in Infection Prevention and Control,

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.





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The Conference Scientific Organising Committee are seeking speaker recommendations and EOIs for the 2019 program. Please email  

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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

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

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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

Members can join ACIPCs discussion list and participate in the IPC conversation. This is a fully moderated discussion list. Info and guidelines are here. 

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