Ostomates wishing to access free appliances through the Stoma Appliance Scheme must be a member of one of the 21 National Associations located throughout Australia and pay a compulsory annual Stoma Appliance Scheme Access (SAS) Fee. The SAS Fee is an annual amount set by the Department of Health for access to the Stoma Appliance Scheme. The SAS Access Fee is a compulsory fee and is payable once per financial year upon lodgement of the first request for supply of ostomy products through the scheme for that financial year. The fee is to be paid to the Stoma Association where a member usually obtains their stoma-related products.
Ostomates make the choice of Association based on their individual needs.
Benefits of being a Queensland Stoma Association member include access to stoma related information, regular Association newsletters, free subscription to “Ostomy Australia” magazine, and advice and support on all non-medical aspects of living with a stoma. An Application for Membership of Queensland Stoma Association Inc can be downloaded here.
By applying to become a member of Queensland Stoma Association Ltd, applicants:
Annual Subscription Fees 2019/2020:
- Non concession – $62 (representing SAS Access Fee $60 + association membership fee $2)
- Concession – $52 (representing SAS Access Fee $50 + association membership fee $2)
Please note that a valid Centrelink Issued Healthcare or Pension card must be presented if paying the concessional subscription fee
Cancelling or transferring your Membership with Queensland Stoma Association Ltd
Your membership with Queensland Stoma Association Ltd can be cancelled at any time by informing us by telephone during our normal business hours or by sending a request to cancel your membership by email to email@example.com.
Your membership can also be transferred to another Australian Stoma Association by request. Please see here for a list of Australian Stoma Associations. Please note that that part of your annual subscription which represents the compulsory Stoma Appliance Scheme Access Fee for the current financial year will be transferable to your new association.
Annual Subscription Refund Policy – A written request for a refund of the annual subscription will be considered only if a request for Stoma Appliance Scheme funded products has NOT been received for the financial year for which the annual subscription has been paid. Requests for a refund should be sent to:
Queensland Stoma Association Ltd
PO Box 370
CHERMSIDE QLD 4032