With up to 500,000 visitors expected over the 18-day exhibition and limited parking in Bondi, the best way to get to and from the event is by public transport. Buses run regularly between the city and Bondi Junction and between Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach.
Visitors are reminded that weekends at Bondi are extremely busy during the event and buses may experience delays due to heavy traffic and large crowds. Avoid the largest crowds by visiting on a weekday, or alternatively consider walking from Bondi Junction down to the beach instead.
The closest train station to Bondi Beach is Bondi Junction on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line. You can change for a T4 Line service at a number of major stations including Central, Town Hall, Redfern and Sydenham.
From Bondi Junction Interchange, catch one of the many buses running to the beach. Note: demand for buses will be high, so consider the walk down to Bondi Beach along Bondi Rd.
Alternatively catch a train to the city and change for a Route 333 bus that runs to Bondi Beach to avoid the crowds at Bondi Junction.
From Bondi Junction, Route 333 and 380 bus services will run regularly down to Bondi Beach. Alternatively catch a route 381 to Tamarama to start the walk from there.
From the city, you can catch a Route 333 service to Bondi Beach and avoid the crowds at Bondi Junction. Route 333 buses leave from Circular Quay and make stops along Elizabeth St and Oxford St.
From the North Shore, you can catch a Route M40 to Bondi Junction from Chatswood via the city and Oxford St.
From the Eastern Suburbs, Route 380 buses run from Watsons Bay to Bondi Beach via Military Rd. From Clovelly, Route 360 buses run to Bondi via Bronte. From Coogee, summer timetable Route 362 buses runs to Bondi Beach via Bronte and Tamarama (weekends only).
Back to Bondi Junction or the City: After you’ve seen the Sculptures, from Tamarama you can head back to Bondi Junction on a Route 381 bus or to Coogee via Bronte on a Route 362 bus.
From Campbell Pde at Bondi Beach you can catch a bus Route 333 or 380 back to Bondi Junction and change for a train or bus to continue your trip home, or you can stay on the Route 333 and continue on to the city.
PLEASE NOTE – private/coach parties. There is no coach access to Tamarama Beach, and heavy fines will apply to any coach and driver found in the area without Council authorisation
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.
To minimise the impact on local residents, there will be restricted access zones for vehicles. 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 with instructions on how Council is making access to your street easier for you.
If you need to speak to someone throughout the event about a parking issue, contact Council’s Customer Service Centre between 8.30am–5pm, Monday – Friday, on 9369 8000. Outside these hours call the Parking Patrol Officers on 0414 369 801 or 0414 369 802.
For the safety of the large crowds expected to visit the art exhibition, a number of road closures will be in place to manage large pedestrian movements around the coastal walk.
7:30am to 6:30pm daily road closures from Thursday 18 October until Sunday 4 November:
All closures will be manned by accredited traffic controllers to allow access for Emergency Services, local residents and authorised vehicles when required.
In some local streets near the coastal walk, traffic flow will be changed from two-way to one-way for the duration of the event. These changes are in effect for the safety of pedestrian movement as well as local access. Traffic conditions will return to normal from 10am Monday 5 November after the event.
One-way street from 9am Thursday 18 October through until 10am Monday 5November:
One-way street from 10am Thursday 18 October through until 10am Monday 5 November:
For a map and more details of the road closures and changed traffic conditions, visit www.livetraffic.com.
Street parking will be particularly limited on weekends with special event clearway parking restrictions in place on Bondi Rd to accommodate the additional bus movements by increasing road capacity.
20 – 21 October, 27 – 28 October and 3 – 4 November clearway times and locations:
What are special event clearways?
Special event clearways are strict no-parking zones and apply even to local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed away and a fee applies.
Look for the bright yellow special event clearway signs and check them carefully when parking. If your vehicle is towed, you can call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701 to find its new location.
You can ride a bike to and from the event. There is free bike parking available at both Tamarama and Marks Park. These bike parking areas are for parking your own bike, or you can rent a dockless share bike and ride it one way then walk or catch the bus back again. Please note that bikes are not to be parked within the event area (shown on the map). You can download the map here