Stoma Appliance Scheme

The Stoma Appliance Scheme provides free stoma appliances and products to people who have a stoma (ostomates). This helps them live their lives normally without added financial stress. Find out how the scheme works, how to access it and how to get a product on the schedule.

Stoma Appliance Scheme

Use our online tool to find the stoma appliance or product you need.

For ostomates

Learn how you can access free stoma appliances and products.

For associations

Read about supplying products, claiming and record keeping.

For suppliers

Find out when and how to get your products on the stoma schedule.

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Did you know?

47,000 people

in Australia have a stoma


products are subsidised under the scheme

$99 million

worth of stoma products were provided last year

COVID-19 update

Stoma-related products in Australia are available as needed, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parcels for ostomates are marked as ‘essential medical supplies’, and we have been working with Australia Post to ensure they prioritise these packages. But we do recommend allowing extra time for delivery. You might also be able to order 2 months of products at a time, if you are eligible.  

Speak to your stoma association for more information.

Latest resources

Latest resources

Life Saving Drugs Program – Fabry disease – Review summary and expert panel recommendations for consumers

This Fabry disease review considered the two enzyme replacement therapies (ERTs), agalsidase alfa and agalsidase beta. The Expert Panel considered this review at its October 2020 meeting. This document provides a summary of the review findings and recommendations in plain English for health consumer

Stoma Appliance Scheme application and assessment guidelines

These guidelines are for stoma appliance and product suppliers. They explain how to get a product listed on the Stoma Appliance Scheme Schedule.

Stoma Appliance Scheme utilisation and expenditure data quarterly report – October to December 2022

This document shows how much we spent in October to December 2022 on stoma appliances and products under the Stoma Appliance Scheme in the 2022-2023 financial year.

Stoma Product Assessment Panel – Public summary document – NicePak (October 2022)

This document summarises the recommendations that the Stoma Product Assessment Panel (SPAP) made after assessing products for the Stoma Appliance Scheme Schedule in October 2022.
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