Geelong urged to join loo hunt

Public toilets at Fred Cook OAM Memorial Reserve, Leopold. (Louisa Jones) 234199_02

The Great Dunny Hunt has commenced across Australia to help people struggling with incontinence or simply busting to go on a long drive.

The Continence Foundation of Australia launched the campaign recently to add to the National Public Toilet Map, which lists 19,000 loos and receives more than two million searches annually.

Expanding the list could help five million Australians living with incontinence, including new mothers, the elderly and people with health issues, Continence Foundation of Australia chief executive Rowan Cockerell explained.

“The fear of not having access to toilets in public can restrict, and even stop, people from leaving their home for everyday activities,” she said.

But Geelong has contributed just two of 500 entries Australia-wide: public toilets at Lara Library and Fred Cook OAM Memorial Reserve at Leopold, pictured.

Ms Cockerell urged Geelong locals to join the hunt, with a chance to win one of three $500 Eftpos vouchers.

“There are small towns, bigger regional areas, parks and service stations, not to mention new builds of community centres and play areas that are coming online all the time,” Ms Cockerell said.