News and events

The association holds an autumn function each year.

This year’s autumn function will be held on Saturday, May 18th 2019 at the Hughes Community Centre.

Functions like these give members an opportunity to hear interesting guest speakers, meet their fellows, share experiences and see what new products are available.


Supplier companies will have their products on show. Refreshments are provided.

The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held later in the year. Time and Date to be advised.

Becoming a member

For new ostomates in the association’s area, membership follows automatically after their initial surgery.


After surgery, a stoma therapy nurse (STN) will assess the new ostomate to choose the most suitable stoma supplies. The STN will send the association the first order for supplies, together with a completed membership application.

The association will issue a Stoma Appliance Membership Card. This is proof of your entitlement to receive supplies under the Stoma Appliance Scheme—please keep it safe.

The products that ostomates receive are supplied under a schedule approved by the Commonwealth Department of Health. There are monthly or annual allowances on the number of items a member can receive.


Products supplied under the Stoma Appliance Scheme are made available free of charge to association members.

The association charges an annual access fee of $60—the standard national fee for ostomates around Australia. This is due upon joining the Association (Not prorated) and at the start of each financial year. Concessional fees of $50 are available upon presentation of a valid Centrelink-issued Health Care or Pension Card.

You can pay your fees online by clicking here: [LINK to CBA direct pay]

You can find more information about fees and concessions here