Ostomates wishing to access subsidised appliances through the Stoma Appliance Scheme must be a member of one of the 20 National Associations located throughout Australia and pay an annual Stoma Appliance Scheme Access (SAS) Fee 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.

The QSA Service User Rights and Responsibilities can be accessed here.

By applying to become a member of Queensland Stoma Association Ltd, applicants:

  • Consent to the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information for the primary purpose of participation in the Stoma Appliance Scheme. Applicants can find out how we deal with privacy by viewing our privacy policy
  • Agree to abide by the Constitution , and the QSA Member Code of Conduct,

Annual Subscription Fees 2023/2023

  • Non concession – $75  
  • Concession – $65

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 protected].

Your membership can also be transferred to another Australian Stoma Association by request. Please see here for a list of Australian Stoma Associations. Financial members of QLD Stoma Association Ltd who request their registration be trasnsferred to an alternative association will not be required to pay another compulsory Stoma Appliance Scheme Access Fee for the current financial year.

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:

The Chairperson

Queensland Stoma Association Ltd

PO Box 370


email: [email protected]