Cheeky hunt for regional dunnies

Australians are being asked to help map regional public toilets.

Now that state borders are open, the Easter and school holidays are upon us and Aussies are hitting the road in droves, the Continence Foundation of Australia is asking for help to hunt down Australia’s regional public toilets.

The foundation is asking those who are out and about across the regions, whether on family holidays, road trips, weekends away or those who just want to help people out, to register the location of regional public toilets on The National Public Toilet Map through or on the app, available on Google Play or the App store.

The National Public Toilet Map means there is no need to get stuck without a loo while you are travelling or out and about, and everyone who submits a regional public toilet location to the map has a chance to win one of three $500 Eftpos vouchers.

While this is a cheeky campaign to build up The National Public Toilet Map, the underlying purpose 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.

The National Public Toilet Map, which lists over 19,000 toilets, gives people the confidence to go about their lives, feeling supported.

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

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.

The Continence Foundation of Australia believes there could be thousands of regional toilets across Australia that are not 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,” said Ms Cockerell.

The Continence Foundation of Australia are encouraging people to upload the location of regional public toilets so users can then search for a convenience based on their location.

There are over two million searches for public toilets carried out on the Toilet Map annually.

The Great Dunny Hunt runs until Sunday 20 June.

All Australians are invited to find regional public toilets, upload the details and go in the draw to win one of three $500 Eftpos vouchers.

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