The Department of Health is seeking views about the Stoma Appliance Scheme from scheme stakeholders, including users of the products funded by the scheme.

We encourage all members, carers and other interested persons to have their say by completing the online survey.

Submissions close at 11.59pm 6th September 2019. 

The Australian Council of Stoma Associations Inc (ACSA) represents, at a national level, the interests of 21 regional Stoma Associations and approximately 46,000 persons living with an ostomy and located throughout Australia.

ACSA provides liaison with the Australian Government in relation to access by persons living with an ostomy to products funded through the Stoma Appliance Scheme, coordinates ostomy related support services throughout Australia, provides advocacy for persons living with a stoma in Australia and publishes the national journal “Ostomy Australia” and a general ostomy information booklet “A Beginning Not an End”. Our primary objective is to assist the well being of all persons following ostomy surgery to ensure that they can maintain a normal quality of life where possible.

We also seek to promote an understanding of ostomy within the broader community and encourage visitors to explore all areas of our site to gain familiarity with the world of “ostomy”.