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Life Guards & Life Savers
Waverley Council employs professional lifeguards to protect visitors at Bondi. These professional lifeguards wear blue uniforms and work 365 days a year.
Buildings on the Beach
Bondi Pavilion: Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club: North Bondi Surf Club: Annual Bondi Events
Bondi Pavilion:the Pavilion, designed in Mediterranean Georgian Revival style was opened in 1929 and built at a cost of £100,000. Among the other pavilions erected at this time, such as those at Balmoral and Cronulla, Bondi is unique as the grandest. (When woollen swimwear was replaced by synthetics which dried quickly swimmers no longer required these changing pavilions.) In the 1970’s when no longer needed as a bathers pavilion it was adapted to become the Bondi Pavilion Community Cultural Centre with art gallery, theatre, classes and other cultural activities. A café/gelateria, restaurant and a souvenir shop also operate out of the Pavilion.
Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club:the club was founded in 1907. Members claim the Bondi Surf Club is the oldest in Australia. The present club house was opened in 1934.
North Bondi Surf Club:the club was founded in 1906 and is the largest club by membership in NSW. The present Club House, situated to the north of the Bondi Surf Club was opened in 1932. With great views of the beach!!
Annual Bondi EventsAmong the popular annual events at Bondi are: Surf Carnivals , NORTH BONDI Classic (a swimming race across Bondi Bay), BONDIbarefoot soft sand run, Sun-Herald City to Surf (a race from Sydney Town Hall to Bondi) Festival of the Winds (an internationally acclaimed kite festival) South American Festival Sculpture by the Sea Flickerfest (short films) Fringe Festival Christmas / New Year Celebrations (popular with overseas visitors)
A frequent bus service (380 & L82) which goes along Campbell Parade takes passengers to Bondi Junction Station or the City. Taxis are also available.
July 14, 2004 change by advanet