Continence Clinic

More information

The Continence Foundation of Australia or 1800 33 00 66

Victorian Continence Resource Centre or Continence Advisory Service 1300 220 871 

Continence Service Brochure (PDF, 296KB)

What is incontinence?

Incontinence describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel matter or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).

Incontinence can range from 'just a small leak' to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. It is very common, with over 6 million Australians reporting bladder or bowel control problems. There are likely many more who do not seek help. Although common, incontinence is not a normal part of aging. There are many different causes of incontinence hence a thorough assessment is required. There are many different options to treat and manage incontinence and in some cases, it can be cured.

The Eastern Health Continence Clinic consists of medical, nursing and physiotherapy specialists.

Working together with you, we provide specialist assessment and management of bladder, bowel or pelvic floor concerns;

Your treatment may include:

  • A continence management plan which is goal-oriented and time-limited
  • Education and support for clients and carers
  • Assistance with selection of continence products and funding applications, where eligible

Appropriate symptoms indicating need for referral may include:

  • Frequency or urgency (having to rush) to use the bladder or bowels
  • Difficulty making it to the toilet in time to use the bladder or bowels
  • Needing to go to the toilet frequently overnight
  • Leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing, heavy lifting or exercise
  • Constipation or difficulty emptying the bowels
  • Difficulties emptying the bladder
  • Dropping down of the pelvic organs – pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary leakage after prostate surgery



Frequently Asked Questions

Peter James Centre

Mahoneys Road Burwood East VIC 3151
Clinic is located via Entrance 2, Door B. Enter from Mahoneys Road.


P 9881 1843


P 9881 1100 F 9881 1102

Monday- Friday, 9am - 4.30pm

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Yarra Ranges Health

25 Market Street Lilydale VIC 3140


P: - 9091 8888


P 9881 1100 F 9881 1102


Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 1pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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