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BONDI FESTIVAL ACKNOWLEDGES THE BIDJIGAL, BIRRABIRRAGAL AND GADIGAL PEOPLE, WHO TRADITIONALLY OCCUPIED THE SYDNEY COAST. WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND PAY OUR DEEP RESPECTS TO ABORIGINAL ELDERS BOTH PAST AND PRESENT.

Bondi Festival is an arts festival for all ages, bringing the cool winter vibes to the shores of Bondi Beach. Warm up with the hottest acts and experiences from Australia and abroad – there’s plenty for everyone to see, do and experience at Bondi Festival. This year’s Festival boasts a stellar lineup and some of returning audience favourites! Check out the Program to get all the details and book your ticket now!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bondi Festival?

Bondi Festival is an arts festival for all ages, bringing the cool winter vibes to the shores of Bondi Beach. Warm up with the hottest acts and experiences from Australia and abroad – there’s plenty for everyone to see, do and experience at Bondi Festival.

Who presents Bondi Festival?

Bondi Festival is presented by Waverley Council, in partnership with Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce.

What are the dates of Bondi Festival?

Bondi Festival takes place annually in winter. This year’s Festival runs from 5th July to 21st July. 

Where does the Festival take place?

The Bondi Festival takes place at Bondi Beach, on Bidjigal, Birrabirragal and Gadigal land.

Where can I find your ticketing terms and conditions?

Information on our ticketing terms and conditions including information on conditions of entry can be found here.

Where do I find access information?

Access information for specific events and venues will be listed on individual event pages once the program has been announced. More information can be found on our Accessibility page.

I am an artist. Can I present my work at the Festival?

If you have a show that you would like our team to know about for future programming, please fill out our Artist form on our Contact page. Also, be sure to follow us on facebook and instagram, and sign up to our e-news to be the first to find out about artist opportunities.

How do I get involved as a partner or sponsor?

Bondi Festival is always keen to have conversations with prospective partners. Head to our Partnerships page for more info.

I am a local business. How do I get involved in the Festival?

Waverley Council partners with the Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce to present Bondi Festival. Please get in touch with the Chamber board to find out how you can be involved.

I have a food truck or stall. Can I present at the Festival?

At the moment, the Festival does not have any opportunities for food trucks or stalls. However, if you would like to tell us more information about your food truck or stall for future opportunities, please fill out this form and keep an eye on our facebook and instagram pages and sign up to our e-news for any updates.

I would like to make a complaint or give feedback/a compliment. Who do I speak to?

We’re always keen to hear how we can improve our Festival, or any areas in which you think we’re killing it. For any of the above, please contact Bondi Festival by email on bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au. All complaints will be responded to within 72 hours.

Who do I contact if I have a general enquiry?

For any general enquiries, please contact Bondi Festival by email on bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

 

Getting Here

BONDI JUNCTION STATION

Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line

BUS STOP

  • 333 from Circular Quay via Oxford St and Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach
  • 380 from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach
  • 379 from Bronte via Bondi Junction to North Bondi

PARKING

Paid parking is available on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Park Drive South, Campbell Parade, Glenayr Ave, Curlewis St and in the surrounding area. There are no parking fees on Queen Elizabeth Drive and Park Drive South after 7pm during the festival dates.

Secure Parking operated by Wilson Parking is available at Pacific Bondi Car Park (152 Curlewis St) and the Hub Shopping Centre Car Park (O’Brien St).

Bicycle parking is available on Campbell Parade.

ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT

Mobility parking bays are located on:

  • Queen Elizabeth Drive near Bondi Pavilion
  • Ramsgate Ave near Campbell Parade
  • Blair St opposite Galilee Catholic Primary School
  • Curlewis St near Glenayr Ave

Bus stops on Campbell Parade are located near all Bondi Beach sites. 333 buses are accessible and frequently run between the city and Bondi Beach. 379 Buses are accessible and run close to Badlambs Barbershop and Native Drops.

MAP

Bondi Festival map

Accessibility

Bondi Festival is working to make our Festival inclusive for everyone. To read the full the full details of Bondi Festival and related accessibility for event please see our Accessibility Page

Details of inclusive and accessible performances are available now on each of the event pages. This includes: Auslan Interpreted events, Hearing Loop access, Hearing No Obstacle, Language No Obstacle 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 72 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 held within a number of venues within our Bondi Beach and North Bondi precinct, with venues to be announced in line with the program announcement. Accessibility varies from venue to venue; please see the Program Accessibility page for more information. If you have any questions about access or would like more information, please call us on +61 475 788 967 or email us at bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au. We will endeavour to get back to you within 72 hours. Please provide your number if you prefer to be contacted by phone.

AUSLAN INTERPRETING LIVE EVENT — PLATFORM

Where this symbol is displayed, one or more sessions will be Auslan interpreted. Auslan interpreted performances are for audiences who are Deaf or hard of hearing and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and interpret dialogue and any text into Auslan, signing live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines. When the program is on sale, check the Accessibility section on each event page for dates of Auslan interpreted sessions.

HEARING LOOP

A Hearing Loop emits a wireless signal, for those with a hear aid or cochlear implant processor can switch to the T Switch to receive this signal. Hearing Loop is available in the Theatre of the Bondi Pavillion.

FM DEVICES

Audio is fed through a FM transmitter which is picked up by a receiver. Bondi Festival staff will be available for guests to request a receiver and headset for the Seagull and Yalagang Room. Please enquire at the Box Office on the Ground Floor of the Bondi Pavillion regarding this service, there is a limited number of devices available per show, if you would like to call in advance or enquire about this service, please contact the Bondi Festival team at bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au or call +61 475 788 967. We will respond within 72 hours.

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 Deaf & Hard of Hearing, or Visually Impaired. Please note, these classifications are subjective. For a full list of performances and events and the access for each can be found on the individual show pages and on the Program Accessibility page. 

COMPANION AND CARER CARDS

Bondi Festival supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require the assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket 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.

During the Festival dates, the Bondi Festival Box Office is located downstairs at the Bondi Pavilion. The box office is open Thu – Sat: 12 – 8.30pm & Sun: 12 – 6.30pm.

ASSISTANCE ANIMALS

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

Our Team

Festivals and Special Projects Producer (Waverley Council) Lisa Walton
First Nations Producer Matilda Brown
Digital Communication Coordinator Elise Dupuis
Publicist Kabuku Public Relations
Production Manager Gordon Rymer
Manager, Arts and Culture (Waverley Council) Alice Farley
Branding Agency Hours After

Thanks to the Blue Hotel Bondi, Badlambs Barbershop, Native Drops, Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce and the many contributing teams across Waverley Council.

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    Bondi Festival acknowledges the Bidiagal, 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.