ACON has a Safe Place Program in New South Wales which allows participating businesses to demonstrate that they're welcoming, supportive and actively engaged with LGBTI communities.
As a recognised Safe Place venue, we follow the outlined principles of ACON's charter (which really means just be nice to everyone, which is what happens, or should happen whilst backpacking). We hope by having the charter and the pride flags at Maze, all of our guests will be encouraged to follow these values on their backing journey.
We have copies of the charter at the reception in Maze Backpackers. We are the first backpackers hostel to be accredited a Safe Place for the LGBTI community, actually we are the first accommodation provider in Sydney to be part of this great initiative. The team at Maze proudly display the pride flags on top of the building and you are welcomed by a large Australian flag with a rainbow background as you enter reception. We keep our flags up all year to show that we are a Gay Friendly Hostel, we want all of our international visitors to feel welcome and safe whilst visiting Sydney.
ACON has us listed on their Safe Place Google Page for more information.