Welcome to the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) website.
AGAR membership includes clinical microbiologists and laboratory scientists from 30 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 conducts surveys on the antimicrobial resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp and Enterobacter spp annually and performs periodic surveys of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Enterococcus spp and Haemophilisinfluenzae. 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.
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.