This weekend! It’s going to be huge!

It’s going to be a busy weekend at Sanctuary!


On Saturday 10am, Intimate Horizons presents their Sensory Deprivation workshop –
“Deprivation. Removal. Refocus. In this workshop, we will provide tools and skills to deprive your partner of their sight, hearing, voice, touch, and to control their ability to breathe.
You will find new and exciting mental states as your senses and agency are restricted, one piece at a time, until you find an inner stillness. 
We will demonstrate how to erotically and safely play with blindfolds, hoods, body bags, gags, ear plugs, headphones and other tools to limit your sub’s connection to the outside world.
*Reach for a core of trust and vulnerability, excitement and exhilaration.
Dive inward and find a new facet of experience.”
Tickets available here


At 4pm, Mistress Ava presents Femocracy Sydney –
“Femocracy Sydney is a space for women to come together and empower each other to reach our full potential – the future is female and it begins with us!”


Then at 9pm, Threshold June will be on for another fun and kinky Pansexual Play Party! Tickets are still availabe here.

So come on down and party!

This Friday 1st June! Retro Kinkabilly Play Party!

Vintage, Pinup, Retro, Kink = Retro kinkabilly!

Be where vintage aesthetic meets a smash up of Retro, Rockabilly and kink sex appeal. Come and explore in our space that celebrates diversity, and combine the rocking fashions of the past with modern sexy tastes.

Join us in the heart of all things kinky; dare to get your Perv on and bring out your Sexual Deviant that lives within! Be aroused by your fellow kinksters and all things RETRO KINKABILLY! Grab out your little nurse uniform, corsets, collars, hobble skirts & sexy fetish wear and dress to impress – or just be yourself.

Think ruffles, fit-and-flare dresses, soft hues, and quirky elements like tights, hats, and chunky heels or charming little ballet flats, dress to feel powerful and bold, or get out of control with animal print pants, skirts, sexy stiletto heels! Tie it all together with skulls, bows, swallows, anchors and more – Be your very own Cherry Dollface!

Recall the sensual and suggestive artwork of Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas, and lets bring back some of that fantastic sex appeal! Raid your wardrobe, dig out those circle skirts, chiffon headscarves and don’t forget cleavage – everyone loves boobies! So flaunt what yo mumma gave you or create and design your own individual look.

Three levels of play equipment…
Three levels of possibilities…

Ground floor – multiple suspension points, fixed St Andrew’s cross and A Frame, and a range of spanking furniture.

Basement – a grungy suburban dungeon vibe… Bamboo suspension point, a St Andrew’s cross, massage table, two cages.

Top Floor – Medical room and sexy fun times area. Our new curtained off section with bedding for your sensual desires has been a wild hit at our last party! As always including the infamous sex sling and our adjustable chair of doom!

Sanctuary offers a safe and fun place to explore your fetish and kink, play and socialise.

Our experienced Dungeon Monitors and staff are always on hand for any questions or help that you may need!

Allow yourself to let go and explore…

See you there!

Fetish/Theme wear required – NO EFFORT NO ENTRY

18+ event – no ID no entry.

A big Thank you to Artemisia De Vine at the Drum

Wow, what an amazing edition of The Drum! We were extremely honoured to have welcomed the majestic Artemisia De Vine to Sanctuary and the Drum to share her passion for Domestic Discipline! Artemisia De Vine is one of Sydney’s finest Professional Mistresses and a long time BDSM practitioner with a lifetime of skill and experience.

“I had a ball sharing my love of traditional implements and use of to process pain at The Drum, night. So many lovely red bottoms! Thank you @JaidenLillith and @SanctuarySydney for hosting. Lovers of & tops should check it out.
It was so lovely to share one of my passions with other enthusiasts. So many lovely red bottoms. Thank you for your kind words. The Drum is a great night. I think I will come along again.” – Artemisia De Vine

“What a wonderful Drum, tonight at @SanctuarySydney, it was an absolute pleasure to have @ArtemisiadeVine join us to impart some of her excellent knowledge on traditional domestic impact implements, caning techniques and breathing techniques.
Plus, I’m not sure that I have ever seen so many impact scenes going on at the same time, at a @SanctuarySydney event before. It was music to the ear, much like the glorious soundtrack.
Looking forward to next month.” – KinkeePanda

Anniversary Party Wrap up and Upcoming Events

Wow, what an Anniversary party! If you’re like us and just recovering from it, we welcome you back to the world of the living! The Force was definitely strong at the party, as we converted Sanctuary into a space age playground. We saw a lot of new faces as well as old friends, and had an amazing lineup of performers including Bettie Bandit and Adam Apple as duelling Slave Leia’s, Mama La Roux doing Darth Vader as you’ve never seen it before, and special guesting from SNVFF DJ’s Joey Alucvrd and Alicia May back to back! It was wonderful to watch everyone at play, and all three floors of the building were pumping with the sweet sounds of pleasure, pain and fun. Thanks again to EVERYONE for helping to make this an amazing night, especially the staff and helpers who all contributed, you know who you are.
Our next two parties are the Couples and Groups edition of Love is Love our Swinger’s event on 26 May, and Sanctified Retro Kinkabilly play party on the 1st of June. We have so many other events coming up too, including our weekly Rope Chill, Femocracy, Threshold, The Drum and Intimate Horizons workshops, and last but not least, we’re really excited to be hosting Rule 34’s Ring Out Your Character workshop this Saturday! If you want to stay informed of our latest events please do sign up to our mailing list at, where you’ll hear about it first!
Featuring special guest Artemisia DeVine!

Sanctified – Welcome to the Dark Side – Anniversary Party

And the Force is with us…
It’s been ONE YEAR since Sanctuary reopened after extensive renovations and red tape cutting which turned it into Sydney’s only Council approved BDSM / Sex on Premises venue!
Come, take a step into the Dark Side and celebrate with us as we turn Sanctuary into a wretched hive of iniquity! Dress up as your favourite characters or embrace the theme in your own way, or just come as your fabulous sexy fetish selves and enjoy the party! There will be performances, champagne and nibbles, and prizes for best dressed!
Three levels of play equipment…
Three levels of possibilities…
Ground floor – multiple suspension points, fixed St Andrew’s cross and A Frame, and a range of spanking furniture.
Basement – a grungy suburban dungeon vibe… Bamboo suspension point, a St Andrew’s cross, massage table, two cages.
Top Floor – Medical room and sexy fun times area. Our new curtained off section with bedding for your sensual desires has been a wild hit at our last party! As always including the infamous sex sling and our adjustable chair of doom!
Sanctuary offers a safe and fun place to explore your fetish and kink, play and socialise.
Our experienced Dungeon Monitors and staff are always on hand for any questions or help that you may need!
Allow yourself to let go and explore…
See you there!
Fetish/Theme wear required – NO EFFORT NO ENTRY
18+ event – no ID no entry.

Interview with Jaiden Lillith about Sanctuary in AdultSmart VIP Blog

VIP Interview With Jaiden Lillith Events Organiser & Promoter For Sanctuary

VIP Interview With Jaiden Lillith Events Organiser & Promoter For Sanctuary

When you come across a place which welcomes all with a vibrant, accepting, social and fun community spirit, you really need to find out more about them. Sanctuary is an adult lifestyle venue which does just this! Sanctuary provides people with the opportunity to meet likeminded members of the fetish community. On the naughty side of Sanctuary, their venue does allow sex on the premises and light to hardcore BDSM play!

Sanctuary is famously known for showcasing some amazing kinky and fetish talent in the adult entertainment industry.  Sanctuary brings you the latest workshops, dance parties, classes, adult markets, BDSM product suppliers, burlesque performances, photography sessions and so much more! The venue can also be hired out for dungeon and kinky experiences.

By attending an event at Santuary, you will be in for a remarkable night that may just get hot and steamy with some incredible memories. The venue is also wheelchair accessible and easy to get to via public transport.  Sanctuary follows a strict code of conduct to ensure the safety of all individuals who attend any events. Sanctuary welcomes all sexualities, gender and ages from 18 and up.

This is a VIP Interview with Jaiden Lillith event’s organiser and promoter for Sanctuary.

Adult club and events
Image: Sanctuary Banner

Tell me about yourself

My name is Jaiden Lillith, Events Organiser and Promoter for Sanctuary. I have had a long background in event promotion and management in the music industry, and I’ve brought that knowledge and expertise to the world of BDSM and kink. I’m also a proDom/me, sex worker, kink educator, writer and musician.

What inspired the creation of Sanctuary?

All involved in Sanctuary have a passion for BDSM / Kink, equality and sex positivity. We wanted to create a purpose built venue for BDSM events and parties, to have an open minded, queer friendly LGBTIQAUP+ safe place where the kink community could gather openly to meet like-minded people, play, learn from one another and have a great time! All are welcome to our events and all are treated respectfully. Sanctuary is Sydney’s first legitimate Sex on Premises and BDSM events venue for the public.

Where is Sanctuary located?

Sanctuary is located just 10 minutes from the CBD, in the bustling suburb of Annandale. Our address is 191 Parramatta Road, Annandale.

What is Sanctuary’s venue like?

There are three floors to Sanctuary, it’s a very long venue with a BYO bar and cafe at the front. We have a number of comfortable couches and mattresses, an A Frame, a number of St Andrew’s crosses, multiple suspension points for rope / lyra / bamboo – at least 9 depending on the configuration, a sex sling, a stripper pole, spanking benches, various pieces of custom designed BDSM furniture, cages, and a medical room for needle / blood play. We have three toilets and two showers, and the ground floor is accessible to differently abled persons. There is mood lighting throughout the venue, and the basement area has a “suburbian garage dungeon” vibe. There is a stage on the ground floor for performances. The atmosphere is open, friendly and very kinky, and our recent renovations have given the venue a dark and alluring atmosphere.

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Sanctuary is famously known for being a kink events venue which celebrates people’s sexualities, sexual lifestyles and fetishes. Who would you recommend attend a Sanctuary event?

We have something to offer for everyone, from people new to the community and lifestyle to the most experienced kinksters. It is a very friendly and accepting atmosphere and we welcome people from all walks of life. We pride ourselves on being all inclusive, and have been complimented on the atmosphere of friendliness and acceptance where all the possibilities along the spectrum of sexual and gender identification are made to feel welcome and free to be their fabulous selves. We’ve also had pets, leather fetishists, latex wearers, adult babies, littles, Daddies, Mommies, Masters, Mistresses, slaves, submissives, puppies, kittens, ponies you name the kink, we’ve had them here! We’re proud to be a sex positive venue, and welcome couples, singles, groups to explore and play openly and consensually.

What are the benefits of attending an event with likeminded people?

While BDSM has become more accessible to the public, with the range of kinks and fetishes out there it can feel isolating when you don’t know anyone else who shares them. We’ve seen many people meet others who shared their interests and made life changing friendships and relationships at our venue, and it’s been beautiful to see. Attending an event with like minded people helps to build a stronger community, makes it a safer place and gives opportunities to learn and experience new things. Playing in a public environment is a great way to try new things with the comfort of knowing that there are people who have your back, and can be less intimidating than one on one meetings. And of course, the exhibitionists and voyeurs in us can have a great time in a public space! Who knows, you may even find a new kink you never knew you had!

What can people expect from attending an event at Sanctuary?

We host play parties and casual social focused events such as Rope Chill and the Markets. We have a strong focus on consent and safety, and maintain a balance between these values and the freedom of individuals to explore. Our staff and Dungeon Monitors are very experienced and are respected members of the BDSM community, who are excellent at unobtrusively making sure that events are safe and fun for everyone. There is no requirement for people to play if they attend, many first timers just come and watch and make new friends. Be prepared to perhaps see things that you’ve never seen before – from spanking and impact play, Shibari / rope play, suspensions, blood and needle play in the medical room upstairs, D/s dynamics of all kinds, and of course good old sex in all of its forms!  We also have live performers at the Sanctified parties, from Shibari to Burlesque to extreme performances. It’s a BYO venue with an alcohol check in – we have bartenders with an RSA to serve the alcohol. Sanctuary promotes and provides safe sex supplies and information for use at our parties.

What services does Sanctuary offer?

We proudly host a number of social events, specialist kink nights (Rope Chill), Fetish Markets, Swingers parties and BDSM / Kink parties, and also offer dungeon hire for up to 140 people – from the most intimate of private gatherings to public events, to photography / video shoots. It’s also a great venue for a naughty bucks or hens night out! The cafe sells soft drinks / cold drinks, freshly made coffee and a number of candies for purchase.

What events are your best sellers?

Threshold has been one of the longest running pansexual BDSM parties in Sydney and we are proud to host them on the third Saturday of every month! We also run the Sanctified parties on the last Saturday of every month, and they always have a different theme such as our Gender FVCK night which has been a big hit and is returning for New Year’s Eve, our upcoming Pet Play party, and more! We have so many great theme ideas and we’re looking forward to all the imaginative, sexy and sometimes wonderfully terrifying ways that people can engage with the themes for events. Our regular Rope Chill event on Tuesday nights is a big hit with all the rope enthusiasts, and is a playground for beginners through to some of the community’s finest Shibari artists. Our monthly Fetish Markets are also a great place to meet people, pick up some great toys or fashion and support the local community’s creations – we accept stall holder applications from all members of the public.

New years eve adult party
Image: Sanctified Gender FVCK

What do you love most about Sanctuary?

What I love the most about Sanctuary is the atmosphere of fun and acceptance and seeing people find their tribe for the first time – when I hear people telling me that they have finally felt that they’ve found a place that they feel comfortable and at home in it definitely gives me the warm fuzzies. It’s one of the driving forces that motivates me to look for more ways to provide fun and fulfilling events for the kink community. And well, seeing people doing wonderful and terrible things to each other and hearing all the slappy, thuddy, moany sounds echoing through the venue during our parties is also extremely hot!

What have been your most memorable events or moments at Sanctuary?

There have been so many! The Gender FVCK event was definitely a highlight and something close to my heart- as we’ve said before our venue is all inclusive, but having an event dedicated to to those who sit outside the binaries of gender definitely encouraged everyone to come out loud and proud – I love seeing the lines blurred and people expressing themselves from all along the gender spectrum, and it was beautiful to see some people taking their steps into a different skin for the first time, and finding their joy in that as well as all those who have been walking a different path feel like they have found a place of their own. Helping some boys pick out their dresses was adorable and it was lovely to see them strutting their stuff around the venue. We’ve had amazing performances from burlesque entertainers such as Pixie Lust and her sexy spider dance and Bettie Bandit as Vampirella, both of which required drop sheets for both spider jizz(!) and fake blood…

What does the future hold for Sanctuary?

We look forward to hosting more and more events and seeing our community grow!

Valentine’s Day Discount!

We’re running a Valentine’s Day Special! Purchase a single ticket and use the code BRUISESAREBLUE today to get 20% off the single ticket price, TODAY ONLY!

Anne O Nomis Dominatrix Talk and Q&A

Anne O Nomis spent four years researching the Dominatrix to write the first ever book on the Dominatrix’s history and practices. Her framework ‘The Seven Realm Arts’ has become the training curriculum used in dungeons around the world, to teach trainee Mistresses.

She began with a one year internship in one of Australia’s most famous dungeons in 2009, under tutelage of some 15 Dominatrices, before travelling to Paris and onto London. There she researched the Dominatrix in dungeons and in the “forbidden books” of the British Library, prints and artworks in the storage vaults of the world’s top museums and archives.

Gaining a Masters degree in Archaeology from UCL (University College London), she traced the ancient roots of the Dominatrix and BDSM from ancient Goddess religion, to the female flagellant Governess of the 17th – 19th Century, to the bizarre ladies of the 20th Century underground. Travelling to Hanoi in Vietnam to write the book, she requested and was granted permissions from museums and galleries around the world to reproduce historic images of Dominatrices for the first time.

Her book ‘The History & Arts of the Dominatrix’ has become regarded as the Dominatrix’s bible, favourably reviewed in fetish magazines and by Dominatrices themselves.

Anne O Nomis teaches the Dominatrix Diploma Seven Realm Arts course in Melbourne, in Tuscany at ‘Villa Domme’, and is an invited speaker at Oz Kink Fest and other fetish events around the world.

This is the first time Nomis has given a Dominatrix talk in Sydney, and comes after receiving many requests to do so. It comes ahead of her teaching the Dominatrix Diploma in Sydney on the 4th-5th March 2018.

The fascinating talk comes with Powerpoint presentation of her research and of Dominatrices through the ages, and she will be answering questions at the end of the talk.

Date: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Time: 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Venue: Sanctuary, 191 Parramatta Road, Annandale, NSW 2038
Tickets: Limited tickets available $20: (Door sales available if not sold out in advance)

*There will be a limited supply of hardcopy books for sale on the day, or you can order online with this discount code “WithinAustralia” at

Anne O Nomis, Derelicte Trash Parade, Fetish Markets, Love is Love Swingers Party, Wicked Unicorns Party OH MY!

We have so many sights to show you!

This week, the Sanctified Derelicte Trash Parade is on! It’ll be a fun night of burlesque, trash and kink. The wonderful Violetta De Rose will be performing a long set, and all your fun dungeon needs as always will be there. Click below for more details.


The first Fetish Markets of 2018 is on Sunday 28.01.2018.


Our very first Swinger’s party ever! Love is Love, a swinger’s event for everyone! All are welcome, regardless of gender, sexuality or any orientations! Click below for more details.


We have a pre Mardi Gras event planned! Wicked Unicorns Sanctified event is on with Joshua James, Pixie Lust and DJ Craig McKellar!