Bodyline was established in 1991, at a time when no legal gay sex venues were owned by gay men.
Bodyline was the first lawfully established gay bathhouse in Sydney.
Bodyline was denied development approval by the South Sydney Council & was taken to the Land & Environment Court of NSW in which one of the arguments used to keep them from opening was the old Disorderly House Act. This Act had been used for a number of years to close down brothels in NSW.
After all the facts were presented, Justice Stein delivered his judgement & Bodyline was granted consent of the Court to legally operate. Bodyline was the first lawfully established ‘Sex on Premises’ venue in NSW.