Plans and guidelines

Page last updated: 03 June 2019

Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (AHMPPI)

The AHMPPI outlines Australia’s strategy to manage an influenza pandemic and minimise its impact on the health of Australians and our health system.

Jurisdictional pandemic resources

National CD Plan

The Emergency Response Plan for Communicable Disease Incidents of National Significance: National Arrangements (National CD Plan) outlines how agencies across Australian, state, territory and local governments will work together to protect Australia from the threat of a major communicable disease incident. This plan replaces the National Action Plan for Human Influenza Pandemic.


The National Pandemic Influenza Airport Border Operations Plan February 2009 was developed by the Office of Health Protection in the Department of Health following extensive consultation and feedback from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Australian Customs Service, state and territory health departments and the airport and airline industry.

Australian guidelines for the Prevention and control of infection in Healthcare

These National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines provide recommendations that outline the critical aspects of infection prevention and control. The recommendations were developed using the best available evidence and consensus methods by the Infection Control Steering Committee. They have been prioritised as key areas to prevent and control infection in a healthcare facility. It is recognised that the level of risk may differ according to the different types of facility and therefore some recommendations should be justified by risk assessment. When implementing these recommendations all healthcare facilities need to consider the risk of transmission of infection and implement according to their specific setting and circumstances.