About the Ileostomy Association of South Australia

‘you are never alone’

The Ileostomy Association of South Australia Inc. (IASA) was founded in 1959, as a response to the growing need for a local support and distribution centre for Stoma patients and their carers.

The Ileostomy Association is an Incorporated Non-Profit Charity organisation and managed by its member elected committee. Our services are provided through the efforts of our team of dedicated staff and volunteers.

IASA is a member of the national Australian Council of Stoma Associations Inc (ACSA).

ACSA is comprised of representatives from each of the 21 Ostomy Associations around Australia. It is managed by an elected Management Committee and oversees the operation of the Stoma Appliance Scheme.


IASA Information

Our Mission

  • Distribute appliances and pharmaceuticals that are provided by the Australian Government Stoma Appliance Scheme.
  • Support and advise IASA members and carers of resources, supplies and Non-Medical assistance with stoma care. 
  • Host discussion groups
  • Liaise with other Ostomy Associations and Ostomy related organisations.


We have 5 part-time staff and a number of dedicated volunteers to assist you with your needs.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

IASA holds its AGM in October of each year.

The meeting provides an opportunity for members, relatives and friends to get together, listen to guest speakers, ask questions, and learn about the business of the Association.


Your Privacy

Privacy of member’s individual information is maintained in accordance with the Ileostomy Association of South Australia Inc. privacy policy.

This policy complies with The Privacy Act 1988 and can be viewed or downloaded.

Office Hours

If distribution times are unsuitable to your needs, please arrange to pick up your order during office hours.

10am – 2pm Monday to Friday (preferably not Monday or Wednesday mornings).

The office is closed public holidays. IASA is closed for two weeks over Christmas. Specific dates are released each year prior to closure.

Stoma Care

At IASA every Tuesday between 10am and 2.30pm Stomal Therapy Nurse Appointments can be made by calling the office on
08 8234 2678.

Alternatively, contact your regular Stomal Therapy nurse or Doctor directly for problems with your stoma or advice on stoma care.


Membership Fees

There is an Administration fee of $60 per annum for full paying members and a concession fee for pensioner/healthcare card holders of $50 per annum.

The Administration fee is for access to the National Stoma Appliance Scheme and is a country-wide fee determined by the Australian Council of Stoma Association

In addition, there is an Association membership fee of $5 also paid annually.

An invoice for the yearly Administration fee and membership is forwarded to members in late May and payment is due on 1st July.

Members who hold Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gold Cards have their Administration fee and postage paid by the DVA.

IASA is an income tax exempt charity and deductible gift recipient.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

For more information about ordering supplies, distribution times and postal orders

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