Welcome to The Bondi Memorial: Rise

The Bondi Memorial: Rise is dedicated to all the victims and survivors targeted during a spate of homophobic and transphobic violence from the 1970s to the 1990s in Sydney and NSW. We commemorate those whose lives were lost and pay tribute to the courage and resilience of those who survived, as well as their families and loved ones.

This dark chapter in Sydney’s history has left a painful legacy for LGBTQ communities. With this memorial, we hope to help heal the grief and trauma that continues to be felt today. And with many cases still unsolved, this memorial also serves to raise greater community awareness of the issue of LGBTQ hate crimes, promote the continuing need to pursue the truth and justice, and serve as a reminder of the importance of valuing and celebrating diversity in our community.


Learn about The Bondi Memorial

As well as a monument for remembrance, we hope you find the Bondi Memorial as a source of history and education. Learn about the history of LGBTQ hate and violence in Sydney from the 1970s to the 1990s. Find out about the LGBTQ community's ongoing pursuit for truth and justice. Discover the story of the Bondi Memorial. And meet the designer behind the Bondi Memorial artwork, 'Rise'


Visit The Bondi Memorial

The Bondi Memorial is located in the southwestern side of Marks Park in Tamarama. Marks Park is accessible via Marks Lane on the eastern side of Fletcher Street (Mackenzie's Point). Marks Park is also accessible via the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Find out how to get to Marks Park. Plan your visit today.


Connect with The Bondi Memorial

The Bondi Memorial is a collaborative project between Waverley Council and ACON. The Bondi Memorial is among a range of initiatives by ACON to address the ongoing impacts of hate and violence on LGBTQ communities. Connect with other resources and media relating to historical hate crimes and learn more about this history that should never be forgotten. 


Support The Bondi Memorial

The Bondi Memorial would not be possible without the support of many individuals and community organisations. We thank everyone who has contributed to the development of the Bondi Memorial. Learn more about our supporters.

Photography: John McRae