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

Bondi Festival is an arts festival for all ages, inviting you to see live shows, play on our world-famous ice rink and look closer to find hidden Festival gems. We can’t wait to see you in winter 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bondi Festival?

Bondi Festival 2021 lands on the shores of Bondi Beach this winter. An arts festival for all ages, the Festival invites you to see live shows, play on our world-famous ice rink and look closer to find hidden festival gems.

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 2021 was scheduled to take place from 25 June – 11 July 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation in Sydney, the 2021 Festival did not go ahead. For the full announcement, visit our Latest News. The dates for Bondi Festival 2022 are yet to be announced.

Where does the Festival take place?

Bondi Festival takes place at Bondi Beach, on Bidjigal and Gadigal land. Specific locations for Bondi Festival 2022 will be announced closer to the Festival dates.

Where do I find access information?

Access information for specific events and venues will be updated on our Accessibility page as events are announced.

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

Bondi Festival is curated by the Festival Directors via submissions. To find out when submissions open for the 2022 Festival, follow us on facebook and instagram, and sign up to our e-news.

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 is not accepting expressions of interest from food trucks or stalls to be part of the 2022 Festival. Keep an eye on our facebook and instagram pages and sign up to our e-news for any updates.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Our Festival thrives thanks to the love and collective efforts of our volunteers. Please register your interest here.

Who do I speak to about Media enquiries?

Head to our Media page for more info.

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

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 & 380 via Circular Quay, Oxford Street, Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach.
381 from Bondi Junction.

PARKING

Paid parking is available on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Park Drive South, Campbell Parade and in the surrounding area.

Secure Parking is available at Pacific Bondi Car Park (148 Curlewis St – operated by Wilson Parking).

ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT

Mobility parking bays are located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, near Bondi Pavilion and Ramsgate Ave. Bus stops on Campbell Parade are located near all Festival sites. 333 buses are accessible and frequently run between the city and Bondi Beach.

Accessibility

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

Details of inclusive and accessible performances will be available on each of the event pages when the program is announced. 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 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. Accessibility varies from venue to venue. When the Festival program is announced, you will find specific information for each venue below.

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.

Relaxed Performances

These performances are open to everyone but have been specifically adjusted to create a safe and welcoming environment for people who 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.

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.

Companion and Carer Cards

Bondi Festival supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require 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.

Assistance Animals

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

Social Distancing

Venue capacities are operating under current NSW Public Health orders. Seating is unreserved and audience members will be seated alongside each other. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels before attending.

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 all Festival venues
  • 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.

Our Team

Festival Director Rachel Chant
Festival Director Phil Spencer
Producer Tanya Miles
First Nations Music Programmer Troy Russell
Communications and Media Jackie Kuek
Social Media Intern Imogen Vander
Production Manager Billy Cheeseman – dplr
Festival Designer James Browne
Festival Volunteer Joe Brown

Branding Agency Hours After
Promo Photography Robert Catto
2021 Promo Models Chemon Theys, Lulu Quirk, Phil Fiebig, Banjo Beardmore & Arisa Yura

Thanks to Plantabox, Wayside Chapel, Bondi Beach Public Bar, Foti’s Fireworks, Grumpy Donuts, Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce and the many contributing colleagues across Waverley Council.

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    Bondi Festival acknowledges the Bidjigal and Gadigal people, who traditionally occupied the Sydney Coast. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal Elders both past and present.