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Welcome to Bondi(2026)

  • Local Government Area (LGA): City of Waverley Council
  • Distance from Sydney CBD: 6km (3.7 miles)
  • Approximate size for this postcode: 3.6 km²
  • Surrounding suburbs: Bondi Junction(2022), Bronte(2024), Waverley(2024), Bellevue Hill(2023)
  • Other suburbs with same post code: Beach, North , Tamarama
  • Total of population in this suburb in year 2011 : 9,614 people
  • Median age persons in 2011 was: 33 years old
  • Most of people in Bondi were born in Australia
  • Ancestors were mostly from: English
  • Median individual income in 2011 was: $948 per week
  • Median family income was: $2,237 per week
  • Median house price (2010): $1,245,000
  • Median unit price (2010): $575,000
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Suburb Highlights
Suburb Highlights

Bondi Beach, Australia’s most famous beach, is located in the suburb of Bondi, in the Local Government Area of Waverley, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Bondi is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning the sound of breaking waves. There are Aboriginal Rock carvings on the northern end of the beach at Ben Buckler and south of Bondi Beach near McKenzies Beach on the coastal walk.

Bondi Beach is about one kilometre long and has many tourists visit throughout the year. Surf Life Saving Australia has given different hazard ratings to Bondi Beach in 2004. While the northern end has been rated a gentle 4 (with 10 as the most hazardous), the southern side is rated as a 7 due to a famous rip current known as the "Backpackers Rip" (also known as the "Bondi Tram" or the "Bronte Express" because you would supposedly end up at Bronte - two beaches south - if caught in it). In actual fact, there are up to five rip currents operating along the beach, the Backpackers' Express being the one closest to the designated swimming area. There is an underwater shark net shared, during the summer months, with other beaches along the southern part of the coast.

Bondi Beach is the end point of the City to Surf Fun Run which is held each year in August. The race attracts over 63,000 entrants who complete the 14 km run from the central business district of Sydney to Bondi Beach. Other annual activities at Bondi Beach include Flickerfest, Australia's premier international short film festival in January, World Environment Day [2] in June, and Sculpture By The Sea in November. In addition to many activities, the Bondi Beach Markets is open every Sunday. Many Irish and British tourists spend Christmas Day at the beach.

The valley running down to the beach is famous world over for its view of distinctive red tiled roofs. Under these you’ll find an eclectic mix of semi-detached houses and apartments dating back to the early 1930’s, California bungalows and large freestanding house. In the last decade, Bondi Beaches' unique position has seen a dramatic rise in svelte contemporary houses and apartments to take advantage of the views and scent of the sea.

Bondi Beach has a commercial area along Campbell Parade and adjacent side streets. Bondi Beach features many popular cafes, restaurants and hotels, with spectacular views of the beach. Hotel Bondi is a famous landmark opposite the beach featuring a number of popular bars and restaurants. The nearby Swiss Grande Hotel Bondi Beach is also a landmark development opposite the beach.

Bondi Beach is all about casual dining. From a simple kebab or burger and a view of the ocean through the casual chic grazing of Hugo’s, Raw Bar, Lamrock or Ravesi’s, the beach has it all. There are plenty of cafes for tea, coffee or a glass of wine from breakfast through to till late at night.

Bondi Beach Public School and Bondi Public Schoold are the State schools, with Gallilee Catholic School, Rabinovich Yeshiva College, Waverley College, Moriah College, Sydney Grammar, Scots, Cranbrook, Ascham and Kamala are private schools , or Vaucluse and Dover Heights High only a short distance from Bondi Beach.
 

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The demographics information are compiled from a variety of sources including the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011 Census). Copyright in ABS Data resides with Commonwealth of Australia. Used with permission.