Honouring survivors and people lost to LGBT hate violence


Help us build a memorial

Between the 1970s and the 1990s, a wave of violence swept through coastal Sydney and broader NSW, which claimed the lives of many gay men and transgender people. Today, we know many of these people were targeted, assaulted, and murdered by homophobic gangs. Many of these cases remain unsolved.

Waverley Council and ACON have been working together to develop the Bondi Memorial Project. After significant community consultations, we are working towards a public artwork in Marks Park, Bondi to honour victims and survivors of historical LGBT hate crimes.

The Bondi Memorial will be a symbol of healing, justice, hope and inclusion.



Tender submissions: Expressions of interest now open

Artists are invited to submit their expressions of interest for the next phase of the Bondi Memorial Project at Marks Park, Tamarama.

The public artwork will acknowledge victims and survivors of homophobic and transphobic attacks in NSW from the 1970s to 1990s. The memorial will become a place of reflection and healing, help raise greater awareness of these events and serve as a reminder of the importance of valuing and celebrating diversity in our community.

EOI submissions close 4 October 2019. EOI #1972.



Get involved

ACON has also produced a guided Historical Walking Tour through Bondi Beach, Mackenzie's Headland and Mark's Park. 

The tour provides insight and honours the lives of four gay men who sadly went missing or lost their lives nearby Marks Park.

Tours are held throughout the year. Please see the Get Involved page for more information and to join us on the tour.



Support the project

In order for ACON and Waverly Council to construct the monument, we need to raise more than $50,000.

Please donate now to help us bring honour to the victims of gay and transgender hate crimes, and build a beacon of hope for all victims of prejudice related violence. All donations over AUD$2 are fully tax deductible.




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