Welcome to the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) website.

AGAR membership includes clinical microbiologists and laboratory scientists from 31 teaching hospitals and pathology service providers. Each state and territory is represented. Visit the Who is AGAR section for a list of executive and committee members.


AGAR performs continuous resistance surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter spp,  and Enterococcus spp from blood cultures.

 Survey reports are available to the public in the Agar surveys section.


The group has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. For more details visit the AGAR Publications section.


AGAR members have access to restricted areas. The survey results, protocols and worksheets can be found in the AGAR Surveys section; member email addresses in the Member contact details section; and meeting information such as the agenda and minutes can be found in the Meetings section. 


You can read more on the history and activities of AGAR in the What is AGAR section.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to the site. The site is continually being updated so please visit often. If you wish to contact AGAR, details can be found in the Contact us section.



Please note: The Australian Group for Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) approves the use of AGAR surveillance data provided:

  • permission has been obtained from AGAR
  • the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) and AGAR are acknowledged in all presentations and publications.
  • AGAR provides editorial input for all publications

For all enquiries please contact the AGAR Scientific Officer - Denise Daley (info@agargroup.org)



AGAR is principally sponsored by the
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

What's New at AGAR


AGAR Data Entry Portal

The AGAR Data Entry Portal is now available for use - see left side of this page. The portal will replace the use of spreadsheets for
data entry.


Quarter Two Data

The ASSOP, AESOP and GNSOP Quarter Two data is due on the 12th August, 2016