At Club 77 we are continuously striving to create a safer and truly open space for our club goers and employees. We operate a zero-tolerance policy on harassment of any kind. Club 77 is not a place to come to if your sole purpose is to ‘pick up’. If you do come in and are approaching multiple people or giving unwanted attention to someone, you are going to attract the attention of our security, who have been instructed to stop this kind of behaviour.
Creating a safe space goes beyond implementing practices to deal with incidents after they have happened. We also also have an obligation to educate new club-goers and help them understand what is considered unacceptable behavior inside the venue and on the dance floor.
As a nightclub, we encourage you to interact with strangers, however any engagement MUST begin with verbal consent. This also applies if you are, for example, staring at someone from afar. If the attention you are giving someone is unwanted, that is considered harassment.
Each night, one of our security guards inside the club will be designated a 'Safety Officer' and recognisable by a pink hi-vis vest. They have been trained to handle complaints and concerns. If you're being harassed by another person or receiving unwanted attention, please seek them out or tell our staff immediately. We will deal with it and remove offending individuals from our club. We adopt a policy of 'always believe the report' in cases of harassment and feeling unsafe.
If we receive reports of any behaviour that has made someone feel uncomfortable, the reported individual will be removed from the venue and the police will be called. We do this to make everyone feel safe and to ensure our patrons are comfortable approaching staff if anything has made them uncomfortable or unsafe.
Club 77 is committed to developing and nurturing a strong culture of consent. We encourage feedback on how we can continue to improve and ask all our community to please help us improve our space. We value your safety more than your politeness, and you should feel empowered to provide feedback on our business practices.
- Be respectful
- Enjoy the moment
- Look after your friends
- Don't forget verbal consent!
If you or anyone you know has experienced sexual assault at a nightclub, bar, festival or anywhere in life, here are some resources for support:
NSW Sexual Violence Helpline
1800 424 017
National domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service
1800 737 732
Sexual assault helpline for the LGBTIQA+ community
1800 010 120