One more thing to like about Australia: National Public Toilet Map

Now see, this is a very, very useful sounding website: The National Public Toilet Map. Granted, I don't know for a fact that the USA does not offer a similar resource to our citizens, but it just seems like something a longtime resident of my country would probably know about if we did. I have to admit - reading about this service, I got a little jealous.

Having identified that roughly 18% of Australian citizens (including families with young children,) suffer from incontinence issues, Australia has set up this magnificent website to help out. From their About page, I learned:

The National Public Toilet Map (the Toilet Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets.

The Toilet Map is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the National Continence Management Strategy.

Now isn't it great that a federal organization took the initiative to seriously address an issue that millions of their citizens deal with every day? Great way to use the fabulocity that is the internet, and help people out. Not to mention that for people who don't struggle as much as some, it's still just a handy, handy resource.

Way to go, Australia!