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 


I write this reflecting on a stimulating and enjoyable conference in Brisbane last week. Feedback about the event was overwhelmingly positive and it was fantastic to speak with international and local IPC colleagues, College members and industry partners.

A highlight was the Poster and Awards Presentation Night last Tuesday, in particular the announcement of Annie Wells as the recipient of the Claire Boardman CICP Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control. Annie has been a long standing and proud member of AICA/ACIPC and held various executive positions of the former state infection control association and now ACIPC, as well as sitting on a number of ACSQHC Committees including the Technical Working Group and the HAI Advisory Committee.  I can personally attest to Annie being a fair and calm leader and a talented infection control professional who sets a high standard and leads by example through her personal and professional integrity. Brett Mitchell was awarded The Elaine Graham Robertson Award for his excellent paper titled The role of chlorhexidine in reducing catheter associated urinary tract infection: a randomised controlled study. It was incredibly heartwarming to have members of Joan Faoagali’s family attend the evening to present scholarship winner Leah Stott with her certificate in honor of our late colleague. Other winners announced were GAMA Healthcare (best large exhibition stand) and GOJO Australasia (best small exhibition stand). Foundations graduates and recipients of the Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarship are listed below. Congratulations to all!

I was extremely proud to share with colleagues that the College Journal Infection Disease and Health has been accepted for indexation in MEDLINE. This means that the journal will now reach a much wider audience and appeal to researchers and clinicians. As a result, we expect continued increase in both the quality and quantity of articles, as well as increased revenue.  Achieving this milestone has been a lot of work, over a number of years, with detailed plans put in place and actioned. The College as a whole and ACIPC members will benefit from MEDLINE indexation and the journal’s trajection through further increases in the quality of publications as well as increased exposure and standing of the College within Australian and internationally. 

For those of you who were not able to make it to Brisbane, our Educators recorded a webinar from Brisbane which will be made available via the members area shortly.

Prior to the conference the Executive Management Team and the Board of Directors met to discuss plans for next year and specifically where we would like to see the College by 2023. I will be sharing details of these plans in the next e-Newsletter as we close off a big year.

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.





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

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing problem globally and untreatable infections due to resistant organisms are becoming increasingly common. The

2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Joshua Philp
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2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Joshua Philp

The T.R.Y Project: The Sutherland Hospital Emergency Department Congratulations to Joshua Philp who was awarded the best poster (delegates choice)

2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Brendon Heley
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2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Brendon Heley

Enhancing hand hygiene practice in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) 2018 Congratulations to Brendon Heley who was awarded the

8th International ACIPC Conference: Perth 2019
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8th International ACIPC Conference: Perth 2019

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

ASID 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
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ASID 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

“Topical and tropical infectious diseases” Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT 16-18 May, 2019 The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID)

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

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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AMR Website

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

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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.

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