Great Dunny Hunt 2023

Gippslanders are being called upon to participate in this year's Great Dunny Hunt. Photo: Contributed

THE Continence Foundation of Australia is asking for submissions to find Australia’s best public toilets as part of this year’s much-loved Great Dunny Hunt.

Taken for granted by many, awareness and access to quality public toilets is a huge consideration for those living with incontinence, who may find it difficult to leave their home for everyday activities due to the fear of not having access to appropriate facilities. One in four Australians experience incontinence and 38 per cent live with a disability and experience incontinence.

For this year’s hunt, Australians are being asked to take pictures of their favourite public toilet and upload them to the National Public Toilet Map (NPTM) website or app, as well as update any public toilet facilities.

The general public are encouraged to upload their pictures to go into the running to find the best public Aussie toilets from Monday, April 3 to World Continence Week, which will be held from Monday, June 19.

Honourable mention awards will also be given to the most colourful toilet and the toilet in the most unusual location.

Among the judging panel of public toilet experts will be Sean Burford, who won the title of Australia’s Greatest Dunny Hunter in 2022 by entering 129 toilets on The National Public Toilet Map.

“A good photo showing accessibility really is worth a thousand words,” Mr Burford said.

While more than 21,000 public toilets are listed on the map, only 3000 have photos currently listed.

While also supporting individuals in need, Australians who enter photos of their favourite public toilets will go into the draw to win one of three $500 Eftpos gift vouchers.

‘Hunters’ can upload their submissions to The National Public Toilet Map and will be judged on photos that clearly show the outside of the public toilet and available features and facilities.

These include adult change facilities (including shower, BYO sling), baby change, dump point (including wash out water, afterhours access), ambulant facilities, drinking water, sharps disposal, showers and sanitary, incontinence product disposal, right and/or left transfer – important for those with one side of the body less able, Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) and male, female, all gender.

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