Great Dunny Hunt is back


Melton and Moorabool residents have the chance to take part in the ‘Great Dunny Hunt’, which is back for another year.

The Continence Foundation of Australia are calling all Australians to update the National Public Toilet Map website or app with new public toilet facility details they discover while out and about these school holidays.

With this year’s hunt running from Friday , March 29, to Sunday, June 16, the start of World Continence Week, holiday goers can update public toilet details including adding photos of public restrooms or adding details of what amenities they have as well as their access hours.

According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, more than five million Australians living with incontinence right now and with this number expected to grow to 6.5 million by 2030.

Meaning it is more important than ever that information on public toilet facilities is kept up-to-date and relevant so that those affected by incontinence are confident and feel safe to go about their daily activities which most of the public take for granted.

A recent survey of those living with incontinence discovered 49 per cent of respondents currently don’t feel comfortable embarking on long trips without knowing where the first toilet stop will be.

By uploading a new toilet or updating the listing for an existing one and completing a short survey, people can go in the running to win one of three $500 EFTPOS vouchers.

Sean Burford won the title of Australia’s Greatest Dunny Hunter in 2022 by entering over 130 dunnies on The National Public Toilet Map.

Mr Burford continues to add to the map and said it is really rewarding.

“The really rewarding aspect of the Great Dunny Hunt was discovering new locations in rural Australia.

“Both toiletmap and other sources have some misplaced or out of date dunnies, so once I had a location I would research it to determine whether there was really a dunny there or not.

“My first stops to validate a dunny were Google Maps and Bing Maps, which differ in freshness and resolution across Australia so I used both.”