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 Haemophilis influenzae. 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. 


You can read more on the history and activities of AGAR in the What is AGAR section or view our Operating Procedures.


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 Department of Health and Ageing and AGAR are acknowledged in all presentations and publications.
  • AGAR provides editorial input for all publications

For all enquiries please contact the AGAR Secretary (info@asainc.net.au)



AGAR is principally sponsored by the
Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

What's New at AGAR


Sepsis Programs First Quarter 2015

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


Australian enterococcal sepsis outcome programme 2011

A PubMed link has been added in the public area, Surveys page, Enterococcus to the paper recently published in CDI.