Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea is a free public art exhibition displayed along the famous Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. Sculpture by the Sea brings culture to Waverley's spectacular coastline with 110 inspirational sculptures at this year's exhibition. 


Location of the Exhibition

Sculpture by the Sea is staged along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. You can join the exhibition walk either from Tamarama Park or at the south end of Bondi Beach via Notts Ave. The coastal walk can also be accessed by stairs at various points along the exhibition route at Hunter Park, Gaerloch Avenue and Pacific Avenue. 

For more info about the event, visit, phone 8399 0233 or email

Getting to Sculpture by the Sea 2016

When travelling to the event, it's best to leave your car at home and take public transport. Alternatively, park your car in one of the parking stations in Bondi Junction and walk down to the beach, or catch a bus. We've 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.

There are also some wonderful Green Links walking routes that you can follow easily. Please click here for more information on walks that will connect you with our beautiful costs. We recommend taking Green Links 4 which connects Bondi Junction with Tamarama Park (vice versa) in less than 25 minutes.  

Public Transport

The best way to get to Bondi or Tamarama is by catching a train or bus to Bondi Junction, then bus from the train station.

Trains run regularly to 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.

Buses are expected to fill quickly and be in high demand on the weekends, you may consider walking down to the beach.

Plan your trip to and from Bondi by using the Trip Planner

Route 440 – Bronte to Bondi Junction (and return)
Route 360 – Clovelly to Bondi Junction (and return)
Route 361 – Tamarama to Bondi Junction (and return)

Route 333 (PrePay only) 380, or 381 service regularly Bondi Beach. 

Route X84 and X89 run frequently between North Bondi and Bondi Junction on weekdays. These routes are PrePay only between 07.00 and 19.00 

Route 362 summer weekend beach runner service (stopping at Coogee, Bronte, Tamarama and Bondi beaches) will start running from 22 October. This service runs every 30 minutes from 10:00 until around 19:00 on weekends and public holidays. For more details, see Route362 timetable.

If you require information regarding private coaches or school buses visiting Sculpture by the Sea please click here.

Information for residents

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 9083 8000. Outside  of these hours please call the Parking Patrol Officers on 0414 369 801 or 0414 369 802. 

Road closures

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.

Road closures in place from 7:30am until 6:30pm daily throughout the event from Thursday 20 October until Sunday 6 November:

  • Notts Avenue from Campbell Parade
  • Fletcher Street between Alexander Street and Marks Lane
  • Kenneth Street between Alexander Street and Marks Lane
  • Marks Lane between Kenneth Street and Fletcher Street
  • Ashley Street from Darling Street
  • Bayview Street from Bronte Marine Drive
  • Wolaroi Crescent from Thompson Street
  • Silva Street from Fletcher Street to end of street
  • Carlisle Street from Dellview Street
  • Darling Street between Alfred Street and Ashley Street

Road closure in place 7 days, 24 hrs throughout the event from Thursday 20 October until Sunday 6 November:

  • Cross Street

All closures will be manned by accredited traffic controllers to allow access for Emergency Services, local residents and authorised vehicles when required.

One-way Streets

In some local streets near the coastal walk, traffic flow will be changed from two-way to one-way only 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 7 November after the event.

One-way street from 9am Thursday 20 October through until 10am Monday 7 November:

  • Mirimar Avenue between Hewlett Street and Thompson Street (northbound)
  • Thompson Street between Mirrimar Avenue and Ashley Street (westbound)
  • Turner Street between Cross Street and Ashley Street (westbound

One-way street from 10am Thursday 20 October through until 10am Monday 7 November:

  • Gaerloch Avenue between Pacific Avenue and Kenneth Street (southbound)
  • Dellview Street between Gaerloch Avenue and Fletcher Street (northbound)

For a map click here

Parking restrictions – Special event clearways

Special event clearways will be in place along Bondi Road to help with the movement of the extra buses running throughout the event.

These clearways will be in effect from 8am until 12pm (midday) on each Saturday and Sunday throughout the event from 20 October to 6 November:

  • Bondi Road between Sandridge Street and Oxford Street (eastbound side only)

These clearways will be in effect from 2pm until 8pm on each Saturday and Sunday throughout the event from 20 October to 6 November:

  • Bondi Road between Sandridge Street and Oxford Street (citybound side only)
Dates include: Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd,Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th October & Saturday 5thand Sunday 6th November

What are special event clearways? Special event clearways are no parking zones – even for local residents with parking permits

If you leave your vehicle in a sign-posted special event clearway, it will be towed and you will be charged a towing fee. If your vehicle is towed, you can call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701 to find its new location.

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