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Join us for the opening of Bondi Festival 2023.

Head along to the Bondi Festival Welcome, where we officially open this year’s Festival and pay respect to the Bidjigal, Birrabirragal and Gadigal people who are the custodians of the lands, sands and saltwater on which Bondi Festival takes place.

Local Elder, Aunty Joyce Timbery, will officially open the festival with a Welcome to Country, followed by a performance from the local Gamay Dancers. To close, join us as we head on in to the Bondi Pavilion Gallery for the opening of this year’s Waverley Art Prize.


Fri 30 June 5.30pm LIVE EVENT — PLATFORM

  • LIVE EVENT — PLATFORM This event will be Auslan interpreted.
  • Seats are reserved for Auslan users to ensure a good view of the interpreters. Customers requiring this service should phone or email after purchasing tickets to reserve seats.
  • There are a number of wheelchair seating locations in our Festival venues. To book accessible seating, please call or email Bondi Festival.
  • Click here for more information about accessibility at Bondi Festival.

Address: 1 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 2026

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    Bondi Festival acknowledges the Bidjigal, Birrabirragal and Gadigal people, who traditionally occupied the Sydney Coast, and we pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders both past and present.