• Colostomy Explained

    Medical jargon can be confusing, but we take away that confusion through storytelling. Colostomy Xplained takes us on Robert’s journey of having a colostomy in an engaging, informative and entertaining story. Be sure to download your copy today.


    The AASTN is the professional association for accredited stomal nurses throughout Australia. This site has information that can help you find a stomal nurse.

  • ACSA

    ACSA represents the C.A.V. and Australia’s other 21 associations when dealing with Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the Stoma Appliance Scheme and other government departments.

  • The National Public Toilet Map

    This website has been recommended by the C.A.V. STN Joan Donohue. Take particular note of the location of Accessible (Disabled) Toilets that often have a useful change table.

  • Cancer Council Australia

    Cancer is the main cause of people requiring ostomy procedures.  C.A.V. STN Joan Donohue recommends this site as it offers evidence-based and up-to-date information about all aspects of cancer.

  • Crohns & Colitis Australia

    Ostomates often also live with Crohns and Colitis.  C.A.V. STN Joan Donohue recommends this site as a caring community, where visitors can enjoy peer support and access expert advice.

  • Liberty Medical

    The Liberty Medical website, written by Stomal Therapy Nurses, has been developed for the ongoing support and education of people living with a stoma and their carers.

  • Young Ostomates United Inc.

    Young ostomates can access this website. C.A.V. STN Joan Donohue recommends this as a supportive and informative site for younger ostomates.