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


Second Quarter Data Due

The 2nd Qtr data for ASSOP, AESOP and GNSOP 2015 are due on Friday 14th August.


Sepsis Programs First Quarter 2015

The 1st Qtr data for ASSOP, AESOP and GnSOP 2015 is due on the 15th May, 2015