The Great Dunny Hunt is back, offering ‘greater support’ to those facing incontinence

Apr 08, 2024
Keeping public toilet information up-to-date is crucial for ensuring those affected by incontinence can navigate daily life with confidence and security. Source: Getty Images.

Prepare your smartphones and get ready to embark on a quest of civic duty and adventure as the beloved Great Dunny Hunt makes its return.

Backed by the Continence Foundation of Australia, the nationwide initiative is urging all Aussies to join forces and update the National Public Toilet Map website or app with the latest public restroom details.

From March 29 to June 16, coinciding with the commencement of World Continence Week, Aussies are encouraged to contribute by sharing new public toilet information. Whether it’s adding photos, specifying amenities, or noting access hours, every update aids in creating a more comprehensive resource.

The importance of this endeavour cannot be overstated, especially with over five million Australians currently grappling with incontinence, a number expected to rise to 6.5 million by 2030.

While the significance of knowing restroom locations might be overlooked by some, for many Australians, it’s a matter of empowerment:

  • 42 per cent admit incontinence has hindered their willingness to leave home.
  • 25 per cent feel reluctant to engage in daily activities.
  • 22 per cent report strained relationships due to incontinence-related challenges.

Thanks to previous Dunny Hunts, the National Public Toilet Map now boasts over 23,000 listings. Those contributing to the map are encouraged to complete a brief survey to ensure the resource continues to serve its purpose effectively.

Acting CEO of the Continence Foundation of Australia, Paula Hay, emphasised the importance of community involvement in “developing a critical resource for many who experience incontinence”.

“We are very excited to find out how we can continue to provide greater support for the one in four Australians impacted by incontinence,” Hay said.

How to enter:

  • Visit the National Public Toilet Map website ( or download the App available on Google Play or the App Store.
  • Log in (or register) to update a toilet facility.
  • Fill out the short, four question survey when prompted.
  • At the end of the survey, select ‘Yes, I would like to enter the Great Dunny Hunt’ and enter your email address to go into the running.

Joining the Great Dunny Hunt can make a significant difference for individuals living with incontinence.

By contributing to the National Public Toilet Map, participants contribute to a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

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