The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel control health. Our goal is to eliminate the stigma and restrictions of all aspects of incontinence through research, advocacy, consumer education and professional development.

This includes providing high quality continence resources, education and services. The Foundation advocates for policies and programs that consider the needs of people affected by incontinence and supports research and professional education in incontinence.

Continence is the ability to control your bladder and bowel. Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and faeces. In many cases incontinence can be prevented, better managed and even cured.

Who we support: We support people of every age, gender and cultural background. Incontinence affects women, men and children of all ages, physical abilities and social and cultural backgrounds.

How we can help: We have resources for individuals and for health professionals. 

  • If you need support for yourself or a family member, the Continence Foundation of Australia’s National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66) is staffed by nurse continence specialists who offer free and confidential information, advice and support. It operates 8am to 8pm AEDT, Monday to Friday
  • Our website includes a wide range of helpful information, self-help guides and tips on getting support. You can also download or order paper copies of resources.

Health Promotion Initiatives: We lead initiatives aimed at improving both public health and community accessibility, such as Pelvic Floor First, promoting pelvic floor exercises and BINS4Blokes, encouraging the installation of incontinence product disposal bins in male toilets.