Archive for Incidents

Man bashed in Collingwood in alleged homophobic attack – Police seek your help

// April 9th, 2018 // No Comments » // Incidents, Uncategorized, Within Victoria


Police are hunting a group of men who preyed upon and savagely assaulted a man in Collingwood, between Victoria Parade and Mason Street, hurling homophobic taunts at him as they repeatedly punched him in the face.

The 36-year-old Carrum Downs man was walking along Smith Street in Collingwood in the early hours of Saturday on January 27 when three men surrounded him.

One of the attackers made comments about his sexuality before all three struck him in the face.
The man was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries.
The offenders fled after the attack.

If you have further information please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. When in danger call Police 000. When safe, contact the Anti-Violence Project http:/

Read more about this attack in from the Melbourne Age newspaper here:

Tim Hunter writes about homophobic experiences at a Prahran hotel – TheVine

// September 28th, 2013 // No Comments » // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Victoria

Tim Hunter writes about homophobic experiences at a Prahran hotel. Has change arrived or is our response more immediate and coordinated – Read Tim’s views in TheVine

Theft at inner bays idea recreational area

// March 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Incidents, Within Victoria

The AVP received report this evening of a theft of personal belongings at a Port Melbourne beach side location. A man’s mobile phone was stolen at approximately 6:45PM.

People visiting the beach are urged of take extra care with personal belongings.

If you have information which could assist please contact the AVP.

Report Homophobic Harassment and Prejudice Motivated Violence here

// September 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Incidents, Within Australia, Within Victoria

We always suggest reporting violence and crime to police in 000 however many people need support to do so, and many more never step-up to report to anyone. Thats where the AVP steps-in. Click here to access our AVP ONLINE REPORTING SERVICE

There are many additional supports on discrimination and other impacts of homophobia. We suggest accessing a wonderful recently released resource with which AVP is a proud partner: NO TO HOMOPHOBIA

Partnering the AVP in this wonderful campaign are Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, Transgender Victoria and the ALSO Foundation

Hard conversations in community

// June 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Australia, Within Victoria

Reports from Melbourne’s gay night club, Poof Doof, of selective bar service based on race.  C’mon guys, in 2012 your going to be anti-asian and really think this is OK?  Happy to help with staff diversity training.

Mother speaks-up about her daughter’s assault

// November 30th, 2011 // No Comments » // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Victoria

Three lesbians were assaulted in Sydney Road, Brunswick around midnight on Tuesday 15th November and the mother of one of the three women speaks-up on JOY 94.9’s GLLO Show (23 November 2011).

Speaking with Anti-Violence Project Executiv Director, Greg Adkins, Victoria Police’s North West Region GLLO, Senior Constable Gabby Tyack, and Crimestoppers’ Jo Baird, Lee reveals an award has been offered by her and her husband for information leading to the arrest of the men who attacked these women.

Audio of the interview is available online here:-


Three lesbians assaulted in Brunswick

// November 24th, 2011 // No Comments » // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Victoria

A group of men has assaulted three lesbians in Sydney Road Brunswick around midnight on Tuesday 15th November.  One woman was punched and kicked and has suffered severe concussion.

People who witnessed the asssault are urged to call Police on 000, Brunswick Police or the Gay and Lesbian Liasion Officers (GLLOs) and if you are uncomfortable for any reason reporting to police, please lodge an online and confidential report via the AVP’s violence reporting service.

Discussion of the assault has been posted in the gay press here: Check out this report in one of Melbourne’s gay and lesbian print media outlets HERE.

Police seek help on sauna sexual assault

// October 20th, 2011 // No Comments » // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Victoria

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLOs) have passed requests by the Victoria Police Sexual Crime Squad asking for people with any information to come forward about a sexual assault that occurred in a sex-on-premises venue (SOPV) in Melbourne’s CBD in September.

A man is believed to have reported that he was sexually assaulted while being held down in a private room and police are seeking information that might assist them in speaking with two men that might be able to assist them with their enquiries about events of Sunday night, September 25.

Further discussion of the assault has been posted in Southern Star: PHOTOFIT of one of the men that could provide information to police can be seen here.