Honouring survivors and people lost to LGBT hate violence

Between the 1970s and the 1990s, a wave of anti-LGBT violence swept through Sydney and broader NSW. Today, we know that along Sydney’s coastline, including Bondi, many gay men and transgender women were assaulted and, in some cases, murdered. Many of these cases remain unresolved.

Since 2016, ACON has been working with Waverley Council to build a permanent public artwork in Bondi to honour victims and survivors of historical hate crimes and act as a symbol of healing, justice, hope and inclusion.

In 2018, Marks Park in Tamarama was chosen as the site for the memorial because of the many crimes that took place there and for its significance to LGBT people who have gathered there since the early 1970s.

Following a call-out for artist expressions of interest in 2019, six were shortlisted to develop detailed concept designs.

More information on the process to date is available in the 'News' section here.


Have your say on designs for the Bondi Memorial

Following an open tender process, six concept designs have now been shortlisted. ACON and Waverley Council are now calling for community feedback on the shortlisted designs.

Community consultation closes on 5 July 2020.

To view the shortlisted designs and complete the feedback survey, go to the Waverley Council Have Your Say website here.


Honour the past, celebrate the present, create an inclusive future!