Continence Foundation of Australia keen to map out regional Aussie toilets

HELPFUL: South Australians are urged to help locate Australia's regional public toilets and log them an online toilet map for travellers. Photo: Shutterstock
HELPFUL: South Australians are urged to help locate Australia's regional public toilets and log them an online toilet map for travellers. Photo: Shutterstock

With a reportedly high volume of South Aussie families hitting the road in droves these school holidays, a unique call of nature has been placed by the Continence Foundation of Australia.

The foundation encourages families to be part of The Great Dunny Hunt by locating Australia's regional public toilets and logging their finds for all travellers.

Whether on family holidays, road trips, weekends away or those who want to help, the foundation encourages the public to register the location of regional public toilets via both the special app and online platforms - The National Public Toilet Map.

The map is designed to support travellers needing a toilet break, and those who submit a regional public toilet location have a chance to win one of three $500 Eftpos vouchers up for grabs.

Importantly, the underlying purpose of the initiative is to support the millions of Australians living with continence related issues by providing them with a real time, reliable map of public toilets across the country.

To date the site lists more than 19,000 toilets Australia wide, which the foundation says gives people the confidence to go about their lives, feeling supported.

We are keen for people to share local knowledge to support Australians living with continence issues.

Continence Foundation of Australia CEO Rowan Cockerell

Each year more than two million searches for public toilets are carried out on the Toilet Map.

Continence Foundation of Australia CEO Rowan Cockerell said the fear of not having access to toilets in public can restrict, and even stop, people from leaving their home for everyday activities.

"People living with a variety of health conditions, expectant or new mothers and the elderly can all be living with incontinence, but the toilet map is also an asset to families with young children, grey nomads and day trippers alike," Ms Cockerell explained.

The foundation believes there could be thousands of regional toilets across Australia yet to be registered on the map.

"There are small towns, bigger regional areas, parks and service stations, not to mention new builds of community centres and play areas that are coming online all the time,"

"We are keen for people to share local knowledge to support Australians living with continence issues," she said.

The Great Dunny Hunt ends Sunday, June 20.

For more details to win an Eftpos voucher and to register a toilet visit www.toiletmap.gov.au. Download the App, via Google Play or the App store.

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