News & Updates

Reporting of New and Emerging Pathogens of Significance to VICNISS
15 Aug 2018

In the light of recent events we would like to encourage reporting of new and emerging pathogens of significance to VICNISS. This will allow a rapid assessment of recommendations for state wide surveillance strategies if these are deemed necessary. Read more...


National Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Forum 2018
4 Jul 2018

Registrations are now open for the National Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Forum 2018 to be held on November 1st and 2nd. Read more...


Ageing and Skin Health Workshop
6 Jun 2018

The Ageing and Skin Health Seminar, to be held 25th September, is now booked out. There is a waiting list in the event that there are any cancellations. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please email VICNISS administration assistant Andrea - andrea.brebner@mh.org.au Read more...


2018-2019 Surveillance Plan Submission
31 May 2018

The VICNISS 2018-2019 Surveillance Plans are now overdue. If you haven't already done so, please submit your plan ASAP. Plans are to be submitted by web form via the Manage Annual Surveillance Plan site on the VICNISS User Portal. NOTE: A recording of the Webinar ‘How to submit annual Surveillance Plan’ is available as a refresher. Read more...


2018 Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar
6 Apr 2018

On March 27th, about 480 persons attended the state-wide Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This important seminar was organised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, representing the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Read more...


acNAPS Annual Reports
1 Nov 2017

acNAPS annual reports are now available, see Publications / Annual Reports Read more...


Update to CPE Transmission Risk (TRA) list
11 Sep 2017

The CPE TRA list has recently been updated - 5 July 2018 Read more...


Aged Care Surveillance Update
22 Aug 2017

VICNISS, the National Centre for Antimicrobial Prescribing (NCAS) and the Guidance Group continue to collaborate in the development and evaluation of the Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS). acNAPS is a quality improvement survey that aims to reduce infections, improve the use of antimicrobials and thereby reduce the SERIOUS threat of antimicrobial resistance. Funding is provided by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. In 2018, it can be undertaken on any single day between Friday 1st June and Friday 31st August. Read more...