This document is a guideline and will change with time as we learn and grow

Warehouse9’s safer space policy is intended to help Warehouse9 be a supportive, understanding, kind and a non-threatening environment for all who engage with the venue. We want this place to be welcoming and we encourage everyone – the Warehouse9 community, audiences, event organisers, volunteers and staff members – to be proactive in creating an atmosphere where the safety of others is validated. In this spirit, violence, abuse, sexual assault and discrimination will not be tolerated.

By entering Warehouse9, and/or participating in Warehouse9’s activities, you agree to uphold the following guidelines:

  • Look after each other and help each other.
  • Respect peoples’ opinions, beliefs, experiences and differing points of view.
  • Respect everyone’s identity and background, including pronouns and names. Do not assume anyone’s gender identity, sexual preference, background, health, etc.
  • Understand that this is a space of learning. 
  • Respect everyone’s physical and emotional boundaries. Check in before discussing topics that may be triggering (e.g. sexual abuse, physical violence or encounters with police), and use trigger warning during presentations and events. 
  • Physical and/or verbal abuse will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Disruptive individuals may be asked to leave the space.
  • Be responsible for your own actions; be aware that your actions have an effect on others, despite what your intentions may be. Listen and be receptive if someone tells you that you are making them uncomfortable.
  • There are varying opinions, beliefs, experiences and privileges in our space, which makes it unique. Be aware of your prejudices and privileges and the space you take up during events.

The staff and event organisers at Warehouse9 are empowered to enforce these rules. If you cannot abide by the guidelines mentioned above, Warehouse9 and event organiseres reserve the right to ask you to leave. 

If you experience harassment, abuse, or sexual assault at Warehouse9, please approach a staff or event organiser whom you feel comfortable talking to in person, on the telephone or via email. They are here to help with any conflicts arising from the violation of our policies.

We recognise that creating safer spaces is an on-going negotiation and requires reflection. We are always open to receiving feedback and we recognise that we can always improve our policies to make our space more inclusive.