Access Bondi!

Waverley Council is committed to making our beaches accessible for everyone.

Millions of people visit Bondi Beach every year to enjoy the sand and surf, yet something enjoyed by so many is often challenging for people who are less mobile, use a wheelchair or mobility aid.

Council is working on a number of initiatives to improve inclusion and access at Bondi Beach. Information will be updated as the project progresses and more access improvements are made.

How do I access the beach and promenade?

Bondi Park and promenade can be accessed from both the main entrance on Campbell Parade and from the northern end of the beach. The promenade provides level access to view the length of the beach.

Access to the beach is from a ramp located at the northern end of the beach, close to Wally Weekes children's pool.

Access onto the beach can be impacted by high seas, surf and sand conditions. We highly recommend checking conditions and availability of equipment before your visit on the day.

Beach wheelchairs - 1 adult 1 child

Booking a beach wheelchair is essential by calling 9083 8300 or email:

The beach wheelchairs are located in lockers on the promenade at the northern end of the beach. The lockers provide a secure place to store your own wheelchair while enjoying the beach.

How do I get there?

Transport & Parking

Mobility parking bays are located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, near Bondi Pavilion and Ramsgate Ave, close to the accessible amenities at the northern end of the beach. Bus stops on Campbell parade are located near the main entrance. 333 buses are accessible and frequently run between the city and Bondi Beach.

Can I stay?

Accessible and ambulant toilets are located at the North Bondi amenities, close to the accessible ramp and beach wheelchair storage.

An outdoor shower is located alongside the beach wheelchair storage locker to enable people to wash away the sand before transferring back into their own wheelchair. An accessible shower and Changing Places facility are also located in Bondi Pavilion.

Beach & surf conditions

The northern end of the beach usually offers the most protection from the weather in summer. The northern end is the preferred swimming area. The southern end of the beach is a board riding area and the surf can be unexpectedly rough and rips are common making it dangerous for swimming.

The main lifeguard tower is located in the middle of the beach. During summer the lifeguards staff northern and southern towers.

The beach is patrolled by professional lifeguards seven days a week, keeping a look out for everyone. However, this can be a challenge given the length of the beach and the number of people on the beach on hot summer days.

Always swim between the red and yellow flags and listen to the lifeguards. They are there to help keep you safe.

Bondi Beach Lifeguard

Hours of Operation

  • Mid September to end of daylight saving: 6am-7pm
  • April to end of May: 6am-6pm
  • June to mid September: 7am-5pm

Need more information?
Contact Waverley Council's Community Development Officer - Access and Inclusion
Phone: 9083 8928

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is world renown and a major tourist destination year round. It is estimated that 2.6 million tourists visit Bondi each year. On hot summer days, there can be as many as 30 - 40,000 people enjoying the beach and surf. Find out more >>

Beach Wheelchairs booking

Phone: 9083 8300