Department of Health

Key messages

  • This guideline applies to all long-term residential care facilities (LTRCFs) in Victoria.
  • The term 'LTRCF' refers to any public or private aged care, disability services or other congruent accommodation setting in Victoria where residents are provided with personal care or healthcare by facility staff.
  • The recommendations in this guideline are relevant for a wide range of health professionals, including medical staff, nursing and allied health staff, personal care attendants and disability support staff.
  • Version 1.1 of this guideline is a minor update to include reference to the addition of the new Victorian guideline on environmental sampling for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae to the suite of Victorian CPE guidelines.

The Victorian guideline on CPE for LTRCFs contains the following information:

  • background to CPE in Victoria
  • governance requirements, which includes roles and responsibilities for both LTRCFs and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • screening, detection and investigation requirements for CPE in LTRCFs
  • infection prevention and control precautions required to manage CPE
  • actions required in the event of an outbreak of CPE at a LTRCF.

Appendix C of the guideline includes a sample self-audit checklist for LTRCFs to help determine compliance with general infection prevention and control precautions, as well as specific CPE infection control precaution requirements.

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

Victorian guideline on CPE for LTRCFs, version 1.1

CPE surveillance data collection forms

The following form is to be used for all confirmed human CPO isolates. When completed, forms are to be faxed to the department on 1300 651 170.

Enquiries may be directed to

Patient, staff and clinician information sheets

Reviewed 14 September 2023


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