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When nature calls out in the bush, grab the portable toilet favoured by many Aussies, the Jimmy’s Thunderbox. Designed to match the height and seat size as the toilet at home so you can sit back and enjoy your morning ritual with ease.

Offering a comfortable wooden seat and sturdy and strong galvanised steel base that can handle a body weight of up to 230kg, Jimmy’s Thunderbox requires no assembly and takes just mere seconds to set up. Simply line the toilet with a bucket or In-viro™ degradable toilet bags to catch your, erm… deposits.

Super easy to clean with a bit of water and a stiff brush, Jimmy’s Thunderbox weights just 4.2kg and packs down very flat into the included canvas carry bag for easy storage and transportation.

  • Same height and seat size as a home toilet
  • Comfortable, strong and easy to clean
  • Erects in seconds
  • Weight capacity of 230kg
  • Line with a bucket or In-viro™ degradable toilet bags
  • Packs flat into included canvas carry bag
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Black Melamine Seat
External Dimensions:
41W x 39H x 41D cm
Packed Dimensions:
41L x 41W x 4H cm
Seat Height:
39 cm
Galvanised Steel | MDF Seat
4.2 Kg
1 Year

(9 reviews)
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Sep 05 2018

Jimmys thunder box

Love it, easy setup and pack up

- Toowoomba, QLD
Feb 03 2018

Thunder Box

Love our Thunder Box, It's Sterdy and comfortable. i highly recommend it

- Melbourne, VIC
Jan 17 2018

Thunderbox -should have got one years ago

Quality product Folds flat

- Ferntree Gully, VIC
Jan 09 2018

A Super Solution

This is my second Thunderbox, the first one simply wore out after many years set up in the open. Great solution to off grid camping and I expect this one will last as long as the first. Quality product, simply in design but works soooo well. Thank you Snowy

- Perth
Nov 23 2017

Bloody life saver!

Pulled into a camp and the long drop was full up to the seat lid. Puke! The kids crossed the legs and it was long before sitting down was the only thing keeping everything in. But still nobody was using the overflow. This was my moment, I pulled out the Thunderbox I had hidden away in the ute. Dug a hole and set up a pop up shower tent around the Thunderbox and was hailed a hero by our camping party. What a moment, the gratitude was immediate.

Nov 19 2017

My 2nd

Had one for years. This is its replacement, and the quality is still there. I haven't used the new one yet. The only thing I thought about (after ordering), is how hot will the black top get? My last one was mdf, which I put a laquer on.

- Loxton
May 31 2017

Get a Thunderbox!

As a baby boomer with shot knees, the normal 'shovel in the bush' dunny wasn't working too well. Enter Jimmy and his Thunderbox! Joy! Delight! No pain (in the knees!) Just get one, don't hesitate. And buy it from Snowy's, they are the duck's guts! Didn't take photos, for obvious reasons...

- Oak PArk
Response from Snowys May 31 2017

Haha, kinda glad you didn't! Laine :)

Apr 26 2017


Hi Guys,

This is our second Thunderbox and it is great.

As Track Care WA, we are a volunteer organization which looks after the Canning Stock Route and builds Toilets, Shelters, Campgrounds, and refurbishes wells. While we are camped at a well in one spot to build a Dunny, we need a Thunderbox until the new one is finished.

I also volunteer for Desert Discovery Inc. – another Volunteer Organisation which does Scientific Biological Surveys into the Desert every second year. We also have 2 Thunderboxes in use there, and we love them to bits.

The one you have just supplied us will depart for the CSR on 6 May and be in demand while we build a new Toilet at Well 15 for the Birriliburu Community.

It will be again called upon for the trip after, departing 1 June where we are planning to build a new Campsite for the Ngurrara Community at Well 49 on the CSR.

We will probably need more over time as we do more Projects simultaneously, so we might be in touch in the future.

- Singleton, WA
May 10 2016

thunder box

great toilet but got damaged in transit I fixed it up all good great to deal with snowys all the time thank you


Inviro bags1 answer

When will you be stocking the inviro bags that are used in conjunction with for this product? When do you expect the Thunderbox will be back in stock?

- Carnegie(7 months ago)

Hi Gary,

I'd estimate about 2 weeks before our next delivery sorry Gary, the supplier can take some time to ship the product to us. I have notified our purchasing department about your request for the Inviro-Bags, they will try and get these bags with our next delivery too.

Sorry about the delay here.

- Snowys(7 months ago)

how many degradable bags?1 answer

How many In-Viro degradable bags come with Jimmy's Thunder Box?

- KINGS LANGLEY(11 months ago)

G'day Sara,

The Jimmy Thunderbox doesn't come with any biodegradable toilet bags included.

- Snowys(11 months ago)

Usage with bucket1 answer

In the description there is mention that bags or bucket can be used. I gather with a bucket (used by a female) your biodegradable bags would fit? Also is the thunder box easy to clean on the inside?

- Melbourne(1 year ago)

Hi Emmy, 

This toilet is designed primarily to sit over a hole in the ground. The In-viro degradable toilet bags mentioned in the description (which we don't stock at this time) are used to line the inside to keep it clean – the brand recommends that you cut a hole out of the bottom of the bag and place it inside– which you can read about in detail here.

The second method is to use a bag on top of a bucket and then put it under the Thunderbox. As far as I can find, this toilet isn’t designed to be used with just a bag attached to catch waste, so I apologise if the description is confusing. We do sell the Elemental brand biodegradable bags which are designed to fit over a bucket here.

As for cleaning, the manufacturer recommends that you use water and a stiff brush if it does get dirty. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

So the dissposable bags fit into this1 answer

how do myou attach bags to collect the mess what weight can it support

- PORT MACQUARIE(4 years ago)
Hi Keith, these are best used over a hole in the ground, but you can put bags inside. The biodegradable liners we can get are not big enough for these toilets, we recommend purchasing large biodegradable bin liners from a supermarket large enough to fit over a 40 x 40cm box.
- Snowys(4 years ago)
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
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