We are aware of current shortages of some antibiotics in Australia.
The information we published about these shortages has been updated with new details about affected products, links to additional resources for consumers and health professionals, and information about what to do if you can’t get your antibiotic. The metronidazole shortage has been resolved and the list of affected antibiotics has changed. You can read the update at About the antibiotics shortage 2022-2023.
We continue to monitor antibiotic medicines in shortage and are seeking and prioritising applications for overseas alternatives to assist with supply.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.