Redfern apartment complex serial spewer called out

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Telling details have emerged in the spewing saga that has plagued an apartment complex in Sydney’s inner south for the past six months.

The grotesque issue was first addressed last year when a furious note was displayed in the foyer of Redfern’s Urba complex on Gibbons Street in August telling the “disgusting person” to “stop doing it”.

At least four more letters in the subsequent months were displayed in the building’s entrance, each containing increased anger over the ongoing problem.

The latest was erected this week and told the person responsible they weren’t as anonymous as they might have thought because it was obvious from the street below where the vomit was coming from.

A woman whose balcony was the vomited on twice told “the culprit was identified”.

The resident, who moved out last month, said according to the complex’s strata report the person was sent a letter of warning by Urba strata in September last year.

Residents of this apartment complex have figured out who’s behind the spew. Picture: Google MapsResidents of this apartment complex have figured out who’s behind the spew. Picture: Google Maps

In an email she sent to the building management at the time she highlighted she was aware the individual had not only vomited over the balcony but also thrown “a bucket full of vomit over the balcony”.

“So not only was it gross, it was premeditated,” her email read.

An email from strata sent to the vomiter told them it had been advised of loud noise and vomit being discarded over the balcony, which if continued, could result in their tenancy being terminated.

“We have been advised that occupants of your apartment have been disturbing other residents within the building by creating loud noises and discarding vomit over the balcony onto the apartments below (which is causing a mess/damage to the balconies below).

“Should this be the case it is in contravention of Strata By-Laws 3 (noise), 7 (damage to common property), 10 (behaviour of invitees), and 11 (depositing rubbish and other material on common property).

This was the latest in a long streak of letters displayed in the foyer. Picture: SuppliedThis was the latest in a long streak of letters displayed in the foyer. Picture: Supplied

In bold and highlighted in red, the man was firmly told to “not discard vomit over the balcony or create noises which disturb other occupants”.

The email also informed the man a copy of it had been provided to his property manager and landlord.

Seemingly the threats only kept the dirty habit at bay for a few months, with presumably the same person up to their same tricks over the weekend.

The woman who used to live in the building was in disbelief the man’s behaviour had not changed.

She first encountered the spew one morning last year when she opened the balcony door and her dog went outside to sniff something.

“Then I took a bit of a closer look and realised it was vomit and it was all over the balcony, which was disgusting,” she told

“But then it happened again about two weekends later, and I thought, ‘oh OK, this is obviously not a one-time thing, someone’s purposely doing this’.”

She was hopeful the person behind the spewing would be ordered to pay for their mess to be scrubbed from the balconies it landed on, but building management rejected the suggestion.

When she left the property, it remained “crusted” onto the balcony, she said.

“I personally just don’t understand why you can’t just run inside and go into the bathroom and vomit in the toilet like a normal person. It just shows that you have no respect for your neighbours,” she said.

The person responsible has been described disrespectful and disgusting. Picture: CanvaThe person responsible has been described disrespectful and disgusting. Picture: Canva

“I think people are just pretty disgusted that someone would keep doing that, especially now after building management know who this person is and they’ve been sent a warning letter.”

When approached by on Wednesday, building management refused to comment.

The former resident speculated the person would have now spewed over the balcony at least three times.

Another resident, Sabrina, told she was grateful the human waste hadn’t landed on her balcony and that she felt sorry for the people who had to deal with it.

“I’d be livid. Even just once I’d be like, ‘all right, it happens’, but if I had to clean it up and no one was owning up to it, I’d be so mad. Like it’s pretty gross,” Sabrina said.

“We’ve had litter on our balcony and that’s bad enough, I can’t imagine [human] waste like vomit.”

She said several residents had taken to writing letters addressing the spewer.

“The notes have been getting increasingly mad, the first one was just saying like, ‘contact me to clean it up’, and now it’s saying like, ‘do you need a welfare check?’” she said.

“I’d be in the same boat, I’d be just as mad. I have full sympathy for the people who it’s affecting because that really sucks.”

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The man advised by strata to stop spewing over his balcony has been contacted by for comment.

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