Application and Assessment Process

Page last updated: 19 January 2016

Application and Assessment Guidelines

Following the 2009-10 Review of the Stoma Appliance Scheme (SAS), the Australian Government agreed to introduce a new operating framework for the Scheme.

The SAS Application and Assessment Guidelines have been developed by the Department, with input from the Stoma Product Assessment Panel (SPAP) to explain the revised application and assessment processes for the Scheme.

These guidelines will continue to be revised when required to ensure that they remain contemporary and accurate and provide the information necessary to prepare high quality applications.

Lodging an Application

The SPAP Secretariat manages application lodgements. Applications should be completed using the electronic form(s) below and mailed to:

SPAP Secretariat
MDP 1011
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Email: stoma@health.gov.au

*Note: Please note the address details on the application forms to list a product on the Stoma Appliance Scheme are incorrect. Please use the above address for submitting applications.

To complete, print and save copies of the application form you will need Adobe Reader 9.0 (or later) software installed on your computer. You can download Adobe Reader or upgrade your existing version for free at: www.adobe.com. Earlier versions of Adobe Reader will not allow you to save copies of the application form.

Application to list a Benchmark Product on the Stoma Appliance Scheme (PDF 107 KB)

Application to list a Price Premium and Other Products on the Stoma Appliance Scheme (PDF 370 KB)

Application to amend a listing on the Stoma Appliance Scheme (PDF 540 KB)

Information on how to complete the applications forms is contained in the document below:

Guide to completing an Application to list on the Stoma Appliance Scheme (Word 46 KB)

A checklist is provided at the end of each Application Form to prompt applicants to check that they have included all relevant and requested information.

Stoma Appliance Scheme Application and Assessment Guidelines


Stoma Appliance Scheme Application & Assessment Guidelines - January 2016 (PDF 893 KB)

Stoma Appliance Scheme Application & Assessment Guidelines - January 2016 (Word 603 KB)


These forms may not be completely accessible, if you need assistance accessing the forms please contact the Stoma Secretariat.