About the Reusable Nappy Program

In Victoria, more than 76,000 babies are born each year. Nappy waste in our state makes up around 5–15% of all waste sent to landfill.

The Reusable Nappy Program is an initiative being considered by 11 Victorian councils that could help reduce this waste.

About the survey

Sustainability Victoria, through the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria Councils Fund, is supporting these councils to understand how their residents feel about:

  • using reusable nappies
  • using a local government reusable nappy program.

We wanted to hear from Boroondara parents and carers who:

  • have used reusable nappies in the last 5 years
  • have tried using reusable nappies but stopped
  • want to find out more information about reusable nappies
  • prefer to use disposable nappies.

How to have your say

This survey is now closed. The results from this survey will help us understand how parents and carers in our community feel about using reusable nappies. They will also guide our decisions on any future reusable nappy support programs.


Boroondara City Council (Council) is committed to protecting the personal information provided by you in accordance with the information Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (PDP Act). Council collects personal information to enable Council to perform our statutory functions and provide services, activities and events. The primary purpose for collection is to undertake a feasibility study of local government reusable nappy programs which will enable Councils across Victoria to better understand how to reduce nappy waste. The personal information is collected and stored by Zoho. The information collected in these surveys is transmitted and stored securely in Australia and is accessed by Council under Zoho's Terms of Service. You can access Zoho's Terms of Service here. The personal information collected will be disclosed to the other Councils participating in the research project including Bayside City Council, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Monash, Glen Eira City Council, Knox City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Maroondah City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, Stonnington City Council and Yarra Ranges Council. You can access Zoho's Privacy Policy here and each of the privacy policies of each of the previously mentioned Councils on their respective websites. In certain circumstances, we may disclose personal information where permitted or authorised under the PDP Act or other applicable law. If the personal information is not collected then it is not possible for you to complete the survey and participate in the research project. If you would like to know more about privacy at Council, including your right to seek access to your personal information, or to request an amendment of your personal information, contact Council’s Coordinator Governance on (03) 9278 4471, or by email at boroondara@boroondara.vic.gov.au. You can view Council's Privacy Policy here.