Ostomy Associations

Discovering how the supply and use of ostomy products works can be confusing at first.

For post-surgery patients, you will receive initial guidance at the hospital, with your care team teaching you how to use your ostomy pouching system before you are discharged. You should also be shown how to order ostomy products and get support through your dedicated ostomy/stoma association.

In order to obtain your ostomy products via the government rebated system, you will need to become a member of a Stoma Association. An annual membership fee is required to assist the association with administration costs and many associations may have monthly cut off dates your order should be placed by in order to gain your allocation.

Find your ostomy association

There are 22 voluntary stoma associations across Australia, which distribute our stoma related products to their members. Recipients pay a small annual administration fee to their association. As an association member, you will pay a small fee to cover administration.