Community to come together for a candlelight vigil in wake of Bondi Junction tragedy

17 April 2024 | Media Release

A candlelight vigil, supported by Waverley Council and the NSW Government, will be held on Sunday 21 April to allow community to come together and honour the victims of the Bondi Junction tragedy.

The vigil will begin at 5.30pm on Sunday and will take place at Dolphin Court, Bondi Beach – south of the Bondi Pavilion.

If you are unable to attend in person, please join us for a livestream online from 5.30pm at

There will be a one-minute silence in honour of those whose lives were lost. Attendees are asked to bring their own candle to take part in the vigil and kindly take candles home at the end of the evening.

The NSW Government is working with Waverley Council to support this community event, including ensuring services such as counsellors and mental health first aid are available on site.

People are encouraged to catch public transport to and from the vigil.

Support and information for the Waverley community are listed at

General supports for the community are also available:

  • Lifeline: Call 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 or chat online
  • Kids Helpline: Call 1800 55 1800 or chat online
  • Beyond Blue: Call 1300 22 4636 or chat online
  • 1800RESPECT: Call 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or chat online
  • 13 Yarn: Call 13 92 76
  • MensLine Australia: Call 1300 78 99 78.

A temporary floral tribute is in place at Oxford St Mall in Bondi Junction, supported by NSW Government and Waverley Council staff. This is the primary site for anyone wishing to leave flowers.

An online condolence book in honour of those affected is also live at

The NSW Government will work with families impacted at a later date regarding a formal memorial service and a permanent memorial to honour the victims lost.

NSW Premier Chris Minns said: “This has been a devastating attack that's touched everybody in the state, whether you knew one of the victims or not. “This vigil will be an opportunity for the community to stand together to support and honour the victims and survivors of this horrific tragedy. I hope they can draw some strength from the fact that there's many people that are standing with them during this time.”

Mayor of Waverley Council Paula Masselos said:

“Our community is in deep grief and this is a time to support each other and stand together. This vigil will be an opportunity to reflect and commence healing.”


All media inquiries: Cora Lanigan | Premier | 0459 948 329.

To plan your trip to the vigil, visit