The Australian Toilet Organisation is an informal group of people who want to make a difference to the world by improving toilets and sanitation.
Our purpose is simple: "better communities through better public toilets".
Founded in 2001 by Bill Chapman, the Australian Toilet Organisation is the Australian chapter of the World Toilet Organization. It is a huge global network of like minded folk working to improve toilets and sanitation across the globe.
As the Australian Chapter of the World Toilet Organization, the Australian Toilet Organisation is a voluntary, not-for-profit group of toileteers who want to change the world by improving toilets and sanitation.
Globally there are about 2.6 billion people that don't have access to a safe and hygienic toilet. Locally we see instances of public toilet vandalism and poor treatment, insufficient numbers of public toilets and an inequity between genders.
How many times have you seen women queuing for a loo while the men's toilets experience no crowding whatsoever? How about mindless damage to public toilets making them unuseable for the rest of us?
In developing countries young women forego education (because of the lack of safe and/or hygienic toilets) leading to all sorts of social and economic problems; in Australia economic development of shopping strips is hindered by the absence of public toilets and even in our schools many children are afraid of the toilet.
These are just a few problems that good toilets and sanitation can fix. The Australian Toilet Organisation is about doing exactly that. And we'd love you to help us.
Our five key projects are:
Project #1: Establish a national steering committee to drive the Australian Toilet Organisation forward;
Project #2: Organise the World Toilet Summit and Expo 2011 which will be held in Australia;
Project #3: Introduce a public toilet star rating system;
Project #4: Start a national campaign to improve public toilets in Australia; and
Project #5: Assist the World Toilet Organisation with its international projects in developing countries.
If you would like to join us on this journey, please contact us.