Welcome to the NSW Beat Project website

The Beat Project is an online resource and community network for beat users – developed by beat users, to help educate and empower men to better deal with police harassment, and to ensure our safety when confronted by homophobic violence.

The Beat Project is open to all beat users in NSW, whether you identify as gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, intersex or whatever!

We encourage beat users to report any police harassment and homophobic violence, and will provide information about what is happening at beats around NSW. All reports will be treated with strict confidentiality, and will be de-identified and de-personalised.

Information is also available on our Facebook page – facebook.com/beatproject


The NSW Beat Project was established in 2008 following an increasing and alarming level of police harassment and threatening behaviour, and the introduction of new and disturbing tactics which actively targets us at ‘known beats’ across Sydney.

Our Aims

  • Provide information so beat users will be informed of their rights when dealing with police
  • Collect and document incidences of police harassment at beats, with the aim to end police harassment 
  • Monitor and alert beat users of police harassment and homophobic violence at beats
  • Effect change for the protection and safety of beat users
  • Seek legislative change to remove homophobic laws and decriminalise public sex in NSW, looking at the Amsterdam model and similar moves in the UK for direction


Inquiry into Gay and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010

The NSW Parliament has announced it will hold a major inquiry into the series of gay-hate killings and bashings across Sydney for decades.

If you have ever encountered police harassment and/or homophobic violence at a beat, please get in touch and tell us about your experience…

Inquiry Term of Reference


Branxton Park, Branxton

WARNING – Reports of elderly man taking photos, damaging vehicles, spraying homophobic comments on walls, and threatening guys with large knife and axe… police have been notified. White Mercedes Sprinter van — QLD plates 852-KEP –&- Blue Mazda CX-5 — NSW plates YCI-52V

Deepwater park

WARNING – Aug 25, 2017 Please be aware that Bankstown City Council are using recording devices in the area… please be very careful… Please REPORT if you are approached by Council or Police as a result of this surveillance


If you encounter and police harassment or homophobic violence, please email: sydneybeatproject@gmail.com