The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has shown its full support for the safety and anti-harassment policy implemented by Club 77 in Sydney’s Darlinghurst.

The policy and its initiatives aim to provide a safer, harmonious and more inclusive clubbing environment for patrons, without unwanted attention.

Under the policy any engagement between strangers in the venue must begin with verbal consent.

Each night the venue has a designated Safety Officer that is trained to handle complaints, concerns and to stop unwanted behaviour as it is happening.

NTIA CEO Mick Gibb believes that it is a positive step forward for the Sydney nightclub institution.

“It’s great to see Club 77 take a leading role in promoting greater safety for its patrons,” says Gibb.

Club 77’s efforts have also been backed by the NTIA’s Youth Advisory Council which is made up of a group of 18-30 year old Sydney citizens who advise and counsel the organisation.

Youth Advisory Council Member Adrien Moffatt echoes the sentiment and believes that safety is of utmost importance.

“When people go out they want to feel safe. There’s no grey area when it comes to safety – you’re either in a safe environment or you’re not,” says Moffatt.

“It’s great to see Club 77 listening to the concerns of people who attend their venue and taking safety and security seriously.”

To read the full policy click here.

Image credit: Club 77