Mum’s and dad’s hitting the road for the Easter break know better than anyone the pain of the last minute request from their kids for a toilet stop! Miles from anywhere with a car full of kids that all of a sudden are bursting for a toilet stop. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.
These Easter school holidays while families are heading off on holidays, the Continence Foundation of Australia is asking families, and everyone else, to help upload the locations of Australia’s regional public toilets to National Public Toilet Map and have the chance to win a $500 Eftpos voucher for doing so.
There are over 19,000 toilets listed across Australia on the site but the Continence Foundation thinks there are 1000’s more and are asking for help this Easter.
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 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.
The Great Dunny Hunt kicks off on Thursday 1 April and runs until Sunday 20 June, 2021.
Visit www.toiletmap.gov.au for more information.