Department of Health

Victorian guideline on Candida auris for health services

Key messages

  • In 2019, Candida auris (C. auris) was made an urgent notifiable condition. Pathology services must immediately (24/7) notify the department by telephone on 1300 651 160 upon initial diagnosis of all suspected or confirmed cases.
  • This version of the guideline has been updated to include changes to notification requirements and to include the role of Local Public Health Units in the public health management of AMR conditions.
  • This guideline applies to all paediatric and adult health services in Victoria. For the purpose of this guideline, the term 'health service' refers to public and private health services, hospitals and denominational hospitals that admit patients overnight.
  • The guidance also applies to all satellite haemodialysis units and day oncology units. Surgical day procedure centres are not within the scope of this guideline.
  • Recommendations in this guideline supplant all other state and national infection control guidelines related to the management of C. auris.
  • Any isolation of a suspected or confirmed C. auris (as defined in the glossary of this guideline) from clinical, screening or environmental samples are in scope.

Templates, forms and other supporting resources referred to within the guideline are available to be downloaded below.

Victorian guideline on C. auris for health services

C. auris surveillance data collection forms

The following form is to be used for all confirmed human C. auris isolates.

When completed, forms are to be submitted to be faxed to the department on 1300 651 170.

Enquiries may be directed to

C. auris isolate referral forms (human and environmental)

The following form is to be used by diagnostic laboratories when referring any C. auris isolates to the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL).

Patient, staff and clinician information sheets

Example letters

Reviewed 14 November 2023


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