Incontinence is the inability to control bladder and bowel functions. 

Estimates show that nearly 4 million Australians including men and women of all ages and backgrounds are affected by incontinence.

If you think you may be suffering from bladder or bowel control problems contact your GP or call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.

You can also email the Helpline at  

Advisory service

This free advisory service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and is available to anyone residing within Australia. 

The line may be accessed from Monday to Friday, between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. 

Other helpful links

The Continence Resource Centre is a statewide continence information and advisory service.

Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. Our vision is to have a community free of the stigma and restrictions of incontinence.

The bladder and bowel website offers advice on the prevention & management of bladder control & bowel problems. This site is owned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Information.