Welcome to the Ostomy Association of Melbourne

The objectives of the Association are to help people to cope with life with a stoma, to provide information and encouragement concerning all aspects of stoma care; to distribute free stoma care appliances and pharmaceutical items, approved by the Commonwealth Health Insurance Commission.

The Association is a non government self help organisation with a committee of management elected from and by members. The Association employs a Manager, who has the responsibility for the efficient operation of the Appliance Distribution Center and fulfilling the purposes of the Association. The Manager is assisted by several staff members and approximately 30 voluntary helpers, most of whom have a stoma.

Who are we?

The Ostomy Association of Melbourne is a not-for- profit incorporated association catering for the appliance needs of ostomates. The association operates a distribution centre at Burwood Industrial Park, Unit 14, 25-37 Huntingdale Rd, Burwood VIC 3160.

The Association is a non-Government self help organisation with a committee of management elected from and by members. It employs a full time manager who has the responsibility for the efficient operation of the appliance distribution centre and fulfilling the purposes of the Association.

The manager is assisted by several staff and by a number of volunteer members.

Our mission

To maximise our contribution to the wellbeing of members by providing the highest level of service through cost effective and innovative management and confidence through an appropriate level of professional care and assistance.

Annual general meeting

This is generally held in September (Refer to "Important Dates" tab) and provides an opportunity for relatives and friends to assemble, listen to guest speakers, ask questions and learn the general business of the Association. It also permits members to meet and discuss appliances with company representatives.

Stomal therapy

A Stomal Therapy Nurse is available at OAM each Tuesday and Thursday. Appointments are required.