Big crowds are expected in Bondi for Sculpture by the Sea, so plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time to make the most of your day at the exhibition. Traffic will be heavy and there may be significant delays on roads between Bronte and North Bondi, particularly on Bondi Road, so leave the car at home and take public transport. Trains run regularly to Bondi Junction Station and there will be extra buses running from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach and Tamarama. Bus services will be extremely popular, especially during the morning. Allow plenty of extra travel time or consider walking from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach (around 3km).
For all the details on public transport options and to plan your trip, visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131 500.
Waverley Council have developed a map of the various ways of getting to and from the event, so you can plan which is the best way for you. Make a day of it and take in the beach atmosphere, visit one of the many cafes in the area. Click on the map below to download the .pdf file.
We have come up with some suggested easy walking routes whereby you can see almost all of the exhibition while avoiding most of the stairs. The blue route indicates a walking tour specifically for those not comfortable with stairs or walking long distances, focusing on Marks Park, where you will also find the Sculpture Inside gallery which showcases artists’ smaller works, the Grounds Pop-Up Café and newly installed accessible toilets. The red route indicates a walking tour for those who are comfortable with some stairs, moderate slopes and walking over 1km. You can download the map here.
The Hyundai Courtesy Fleet is a free shuttle service on weekend days for visitors to Sculpture by the Sea with stops at Notts Avenue, Bondi and Tamarama Beach. The vehicles are family friendly with baby capsule and booster seats available to help you get from one end of the exhibition to the other. The shuttle service will operate from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition. Click here for more information.
To minimise the impact on local residents, event traffic changes including road closures and one way systems will be in place to try and minimise traffic congestion and free up parking for residents. Special permits for parking in the streets that are closed to commuter traffic are being organised for residents living in those streets. An application will be sent to those residents shortly with instructions on how Waverley Council is making access to your street easier.
If you need to speak to someone throughout the event period about a parking issue, contact Waverley Council Customer Service Centre between 8.30am–5pm Mon–Fri on 9369 8000.
Outside these hours call the Waverley Council Parking Patrol Officers on 0414 369 801 or 0414 369 802.
To be advised as we are currently in planning with Waverley Council.