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Bondi Festival is working to make our events inclusive for everyone.

Details of inclusive and accessible performances are available on the event pages. This includes: Auslan Interpreted Events, Visual Ratings, Relaxed Performances, Audio Description, Hearing and Sight No Obstacle events.

Contact Us

For any questions regarding accessibility at Bondi Festival please email bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au
We will get back to you within 24 hours. Please tell us your number if you prefer to be contacted by phone.

Send Us Your Feedback

We would love your feedback to help us make our program and services even more inclusive. Please contact us at bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au if you have any queries or suggestions regarding accessibility at Bondi Festival.

Physical Access

Bondi Festival is made up of a number of venues within the Bondi Beach precinct. Accessibility varies from venue to venue. Please find specific information for each venue below.

Wayside Chapel, Bondi Beach
Wayside Chapel is accessible with accessible and unisex bathrooms and lift access to the performance venue. There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the venue. Our Box Office also has a lowered bench for easy access.
Getting to Wayside Chapel

Bondi Festival Ice Rink
Accessibility Info
Getting to Bondi Festival Ice Rink

Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel
The path to the Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel is wheelchair accessible, however, due to steps up to the deck, the Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Getting to Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel

Bondi Fireside
Bondi Fireside is situated on the sand at the south end of Bondi Beach. For wheelchair users, there is a designated seated area on the promenade at the top of the ramp. The promenade provides level access to view Bondi Fireside and to access Half-Man | Half-Bull. Ramps to the sand at the southern end of the beach are currently not access compliant. Contact us if you would like to loan a beach wheelchair and have someone who can assist to negotiate access on a steeper non-complaint ramp.
Getting to Bondi Fireside

Bondi Festival Backyard – Roscoe St Mall
Roscoe St Mall is a public area that has level access.
Getting to Bondi Festival Backyard

Bondi Beach Public Bar
Bondi Beach Public Bar has level access, and accessible bathrooms. There will be designated places for ease of access by wheelchair users.
Getting to Bondi Beach Public Bar

Auslan Interpreting LIVE EVENT — PLATFORM

Where this symbol is displayed, one or more sessions will be Auslan interpreted. Check the Accessibility section on each event page for dates of Auslan interpreted sessions. Tickets for Auslan-interpreted events can be purchased through the Bondi Festival website.

Auslan Interpreted Performances:

If you would like more information, please email bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Relaxed Performances

These performances are open to everyone but have been specifically designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this could include people with autism, sensory sensitivities and/or learning disabilities, as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma. Tickets for Relaxed Performances can be purchased through the Bondi Festival website.

Relaxed Performances:

If you would like more information, please email bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Language, Hearing and Sight No Obstacle Events

These events indicate that audiences can understand and engage with the event/performance without a comprehensive understanding of the English Language, if D/deaf & Hard of Hearing, or Visually Impaired. Please note, these classifications are subjective.

Hearing No Obstacle Events/Performances

Sight No Obstacle Events/Performances

Language No Obstacle Events/Performances

Companion and Carer Cards

Bondi Festival supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require assistance of a companion or carer, a second tickete is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. These tickets are available directly through the online booking system, and the Companion Card holder must present their Card at the Box Office.

If you would like more information, please email bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Assistance Animals

Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and assistance animals are welcome at all Bondi Festival events and venues.

Social Distancing

Events at Wayside Chapel and Bondi Beach Public Bar will be operating at 100% capacity, which means that you may be seated next to another patron in accord with the current guidelines.

  • We recommend a mask be worn at all times
  • All patrons will need to sign in electronically (and for any dependents) and have a temperature check prior to admittance to the venue

For more information on our Covid-safety measures, head to our Covid-Safe page.

Transport & Parking

  • Mobility parking bays are located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, near Bondi Pavilion and Ramsgate Ave.
  • Bus stops on Campbell Parade are located near Wayside Chapel, Bondi Beach Public Bar, Bondi Festival Backyard, the Bondi Ice Rink and the Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel.
  • 333 buses are accessible and frequently run between the city and Bondi Beach.

Accessible Toilets

Accessible toilets, ambulant toilets and an adult changing facility are located near to Bondi Pavilion, accessible from Queen Elizabeth Drive.

 

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