Plans and guidelines

Page last updated: 14 October 2013

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 plans

National Action Plan for Human Influenza Pandemic (NAP)

The NAP previously set out how the Australian Government and state, territory and local governments will cooperate in prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from a human influenza pandemic. This document is currently under review.


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.