About Coloplast Australia

Coloplast in Australia Coloplast in Australia Coloplast products were introduced into Australia in the 1970's. This commitment continues today in both Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Coloplast Australia Highlights

  • 1970s Coloplast Ostomy range was distributed by Edwards Medical NSW.
  • 1981 distribution transferred to A.E. Stansens, of Melbourne.
  • 1982 Conveen Continence Care range and Comfeel Wound Care range was launched in Australia.
  • 1988 Comfeel Ulcus was launched.
  • 1986 Coloplast became a separate division within Stansens/Phoenix.
  • 1991 Discrene Breast Care range was launched in October.
  • 1995 Merger with Amoena distributors (Jenyns) occurred in October.
  • 1992 March 6th, Coloplast set up its own subsidiary in Australia head office was based in Burwood.
  • 1998 The subsidiary expanded rapidly and moved to the current purpose built office/warehouse in Mount Waverley in June.

Today, our business includes ostomy care, urology, continence care and wound and skin care. In all these areas, we are guided by Nurse Elise Sørensen's passion and commitment. Like her, we work closely with people who have intimate healthcare needs. We listen to their needs and respond with products and services that make their lives easier.


Mission, vision and values

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Our Mission: Making life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs

Coloplast develops products and services to make life easier for people with deeply personal and private medical conditions. These conditions are often associated with trauma and taboo. The more intimate the condition, the greater the requirement to come closer to customers, understand their world and develop solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. We call this Intimate Healthcare.



 Our values define the way we think and act, both as individuals and as a company.


Closeness to all customers makes this possible. We listen to better understand needs, and respond by finding new ways to do things better together. We lead the way by bringing the best ideas first and fast to market in the form of medical devices and service solutions. Deeply private and personal medical conditions are our focus.


Our passion to make a real difference to people’s lives is what drives and unites us. Our culture supports high ambitions, and releases the full potential of our own people to achieve them.


Respect and responsibility are the cornerstones of closer customer relations. We must be honest, open and show integrity in everything we do. We have deep respect for the personal and private nature of the conditions end users face. It's our responsibility not just to focus on finding medical solutions, but to find ways of minimizing the trauma and taboo associated with these conditions.


Respect for one another and the world around us will always be at the heart of the Coloplast culture. As Coloplast people, we’re accountable for our decisions and actions. As leader in our market, we take our responsibility seriously, showing respect for the environment, society, and ethical issues in everything we do.

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Our vision

Setting the global standard for listening and responding.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

What it means to us

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Corporate Responsibility

A commitment to sustainable healthcare

As a global medical devices company, we're committed to acting with integrity and responsibility throughout our operations. To us, that means respecting our employees, customers and the environment.


Progress and challenges

We measure corporate responsibility, address challenges and set goals. We would like our actions, our core operations, and all the choices we make every day to have a positive impact on the world around us.


Our ambition is to have satisfied employees who feel they have equal opportunities to grow within our organisation. We are also focused on meeting our health and safety targets. For instance we would like to raise the number of women in top management to 22% from 11% by the end of 2017.


Our goal is to make our customers’ lives easier by providing them with personalised services and safe, trustworthy products. One of the ways we do that is by offering phthalate-free alternatives for 98% of our products containing certified phthalates. Our target is to reach 100%.

We want to ensure all our employees follow our Code of Conduct when interacting with healthcare professionals. Currently 95% of our white-collar employees have been trained in our Code. Our target is to reach 100% of them.


We attempt to minimise the overall strain on the environment caused by our activities by focusing on the entire lifecycle of our products. Last year we reduced our CO2 emissions on energy use from our production and facilities by 3%. Our total production waste was 9,145 tonnes last year, and 24% of that went into recycling.

People and organisation People and organisation We are passionate and curious to make a difference. Curiosity is the difference between how things are and how things could be. And that makes a big difference in our consumers’ lives. Are you curious?

You are curious

With approximately 60 employees in Australia and New Zealand, we strive to improve in quality, innovation and service excellence. Coloplast employs people in sales, marketing and business support. But we are growing and continue to seek curious, proactive, brave and ambitious people.


Coloplast operates in Australia and New Zealand as a leading provider of medical devices in ostomy, continence, wound care and surgical urology. We have done so for more than than 20 years. This success is mainly driven by our employees who actively and enthusiastically make a difference to our customers and consumers.


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