Sculpture by the Sea

The famous Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk will once again hold the largest, free, public art outdoor exhibition from 19 October – 5 November 2017. One hundred and six sculptures will be showcased at this year’s exhibition, please make sure you visit and below is some information to help plan your trip.

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 www.sculpturebythesea.com, phone 8399 0233 or email info@sculpturebythesea.com

Getting to Sculpture by the Sea 2017

When travelling to the event, it's best to leave your car at home and take public transport. Plan your trip to and from Bondi well in advance by using the Trip Planner. Visit transportnsw.info for detailed public transport information.

Alternatively, drive to Bondi Junction and park your car in one of the parking stations and walk down to the beach, or catch a bus. Take a look at the map of the various ways to get to and from the event.

Drop off and pick up area for buses and coaches

The coach/bus zone is in place daily of the exhibition for safe drop off and pick up of passengers. The zone is on the Eastern side of Campbell Pde, nearest to the corner of Sandridge St.

No buses or coaches are permitted to Tamarama Beach.

Public Transport

The best way to get to Bondi or Tamarama to see the Sculptures is by using public transport. Plan your trip to and from Bondi well in advance by using the Trip Planner. Visit transportnsw.info for detailed public transport information.

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.

Plenty of Sydney Buses services also run to Bondi Junction from the City and other Eastern Suburbs locations.

From the Bus Interchange at Bondi Junction you can catch one of the many bus services running to the Beach. Alternatively, consider walking down to the beach as buses are expected to fill quickly and be in very high demand on the weekends. You can follow one of the green walking routes here

Buses from Bondi Junction:

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

Buses that run between Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach:

From Bondi Junction catch a 333,380 or 381 service to Bondi Beach. From Tamarama, catch Route 361 back to Bondi Junction.

Bike parking

During Sculpture by the Sea, there are designated parking areas for shared and private bikes. Please see the below map for locations.

To find out more about bike share in the Waverley LGA, 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 19 October until Sunday 5 November:

  • Notts Avenue
  • Fletcher Street between Alexander Street and Marks Lane
  • Kenneth Street
  • Marks Lane
  • Ashley Street from Darling Street
  • Bayview Street
  • Wolaroi Crescent
  • Silva Street
  • Carlisle Street
  • Darling Street between Alfred Street and Ashley Street
  • Cross St
  • Wilga St, western side
  • Rowland St

Closed roads remain open to local residents and emergency vehicles.

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 6 November after the event.

One-way street from 9am Thursday 19 October through until 10am Monday 6 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 19 October through until 10am Monday 6 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.

Special event clearways will be in place on both sides of Bondi Road
From 7am to 2pm on Bondi Road between Oxford Street and Sandridge Street (eastbound only)
From 12pm midday until 8pm on Bondi Road between Sandridge Street and Oxford Street (citybound side only)

Dates include: Saturday 21, Sunday 22nd, Saturday 28, Sunday 29 October & Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November

For a map of the clearway locations, visit www.livetraffic.com

Special event clearways are ‘no parking’ zones and apply even to those with local resident and mobility parking permits. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. If your vehicle is towed you can call 132 701 to find where it has been towed too.

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