7.6 out of 10

Bondi

Ranked 338th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8946807186394 151.267140497855
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5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"The beach that is known world wide."

Bondi has a name that has grown in stature over the years. One of Sydney's best surf beaches and most definitely one of the most popular. People visit Bondi Beach in their droves, especially the New Zealanders.

Real estate in Bondi is now very expensive and it attracts the rich and wealthy. There are no end of eateries, cafés, fine dining restaurants and bars along the front and up the streets of Bondi.

The beach is spectacular, not overly long by northern coast standards, but the beach area is wide and even on a busy day you can find a spot to sit. Very much the beach for the body beautifuls.

Both ends of the beach have a protected pool and at the northern end there is a children's wading pool.

There are highrise apartments along the front and on the hills at either end of the beach. From these apartments you would get fabulous views across the beach and beyond.

Bondi is the desired spot for locals and holiday makers alike. People from the west of Sydney will make the trip across to Bondi for the day, that is how popular it is.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 28, 2017

"Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales"

Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia.

"Bondi" or "Boondi" is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks. The Australian Museum records that Bondi means place where a flight of nullas took place.

Bondi Beach is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) long and receives many visitors throughout the year.
In 2007 the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot was set at Bondi Beach, with 1,010 women wearing bikinis taking part

Population 10748 ( as per census 2011 )

Sport and Recreation

Bondi Beach is represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions across Australia, the National Rugby League competition, by the local team the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club

Bondi Beach is the end point of the City to Surf Fun Run which is held each year in August. The race attracts over 63,000 entrants who complete the 14 km run from the central business district of Sydney to Bondi Beach. Other annual activities at Bondi Beach include Flickerfest, Australia's premier international short film festival in January, World Environment Day [19] in June, and Sculpture by the Sea in November. In addition to many activities, the Bondi Beach Markets is open every Sunday, and a food market every Saturday, at Bondi Beach Public School. Many Irish and British tourists spend Christmas Day at the beach.

Bondi Beach hosted the beach volleyball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[20] A temporary 10,000-seat stadium, a much smaller stadium, 2 warm-up courts, and 3 training courts were set up to host the tournament. There is also a Skate Boarding park which opened in 1991

Miscellaneous Facts

Bondi Beach offers FREE Wifi
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Not as good as it used to be"

Cons
  • Terrible public transport. 389 line is horrible!!
  • Antique collapsing appartments
  • Weekend traffic
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Iconic suburb and with good reason"

Bondi is a beach suburb in Sydney, not far from the city. Excellent public transport, huge shopping centre at Bondi junction, great mix of people and everyone is in a relaxed mood.

I love coming to visit this place, the famous iceburgs where people swim all around the calender year even in the dead of winter, nice pubs, casual and formal dining as well a steady value in realestate, this suburb does not seem to have massive fluctuations in valules, just steady reliable increases and there is always loads of people at open hosues for properties for sale and rent.

The down side is you have to pay for parking if you live out of the area and it is expensive, no such thing as a free swim at this Aussie beach anymore, but if your a local then you are more than likely happy with this as you can walk everywhere and probably welcome less traffic.

An easy commute to the City, close to Randwick races, plenty of schools, a great Aussie suburb
Pros
  • consistant and steady market returns
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
  • Food
  • Sand
  • Surf
Cons
  • Weekend traffic
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golfers
golfers Great investment but if you are going to live there, the cost of living is extreme.
this should be mentioned in a balanced assessment
2yrs+
broodon
broodon blahdeeblah have you ever lived in Bondi? I don't think so, Bondi Junction is not part of Bondi, it is separate suburb, so you can't really say it has great shopping centres? Prices are ridiculously expensive for what you get. If you can afford, fair play, as it is an awesome place to live (lived there for around 3 years). Otherwise for the average Joe Blo, renting is the only option. Around $650 a week for a 2 bedder - I think that is a little on the expensive side.......
2yrs+
Jamesss
Jamesss We're paying $620 for 1 bedder! but not anymore, moving away from Bondi after 10 years of living there. Too expensive for what you get. Apartments and houses are ancient and their prices keep going up. Unless you want to surf everyday, there's no point of living there.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
2yrs+

"Love it.. wish i could afford here"

Awesome innit.... beach, sand, surf!!! and cafes, nightlife...

Only thing bad is the traffic caused by people like m that come to visit
Pros
  • Surf
  • Sand
  • Food
Cons
  • Weekend traffic
  • Tourists like me
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  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent community spirit"

Pros
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
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  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good place for family, lifestyle and worship"

Bondi is consisted of people from all over the world that live in harmony together. Great place.
Pros
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Just upgraded to Bondi from the West, what a fantastic decision."

Walking distance to beach and cafe's. Conveniently postioned in between world famous Bondi Beach and the buzz of Bondi cafe's and shopping centre.
Pros
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Bondi - A premier Sydney suburb"

Fantastic location, people. Close to all local amenities.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best place in Sydney"

Bondi is in the heart of Sydney's eastern suburbs. A magical place to raise a family, surf, and cafe lifestyle. Great overall. 10/10
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  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
JessicaJ
JessicaJ We are moving to Sydney and looking for a good place to settle. Have 3 boys 9,10 and 12 all into soccer. Is Bondi a good place. What about primary schools and high schools. My husband working in CBD in the financial sector and me managing my own health coaching business. Please give me some tips.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great location, close to beach, close to shopping centre's."

Bondi is an amazing suburb nestled between the beach and the junction. Truely outsiding lifestyle area. Minutes stroll to the beach or the shops.
Pros
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Worst beach in Sydney!!!"

I grew up in Bondi and lived there for 30 years. I moved out because of the constant influx of euro-trash every summer. The beach itself is one of the worst beaches in Sydney. Try the Northern Beaches - so much prettier!!
Jamesss
Jamesss I couldn't agree more! very true. Living here for almost 10 years and hating it lately.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Bondi Beach!!!!"

Famous Bondi Beach!! This is one of my most favourite beaches by far!
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Bondi"

I have spent my life in Bondi. Born and raised in the Eastern Suburbs, Bondi is the greatest place to raise a family. Great people, surf, lifestyle. Central to both Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction.
Pros
  • Great suburb, within walking distance to Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Suburban Bondi"

The suburb of Bondi is in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and is located 7 kilometres east of the CBD in the local government area of Waverley Council. It is bounded by Bondi Beach to the East, Tamarama, Bronte and Waverley to the South, Bondi Junction to the west and North Bondi to the north. It has a population of about 9,200, 14½% of whom are under 18 and 27% of whom are over 60.

It is mainly a residential suburb with mostly high and medium density housing. There is a shopping strip along Bondi Road but the neighbouring commercial suburb of Bondi Junction would be the place where most residents do their shopping.

The schools in the suburb are the Bondi Public for primary school kids and a Montessori School for preschool and primary children. Older children would need to travel to neighbouring suburbs for school.

Being quite an old area there are many historic buildings in different architectural styles – Victorian terraces, Federation buildings, etc.

Bondi is home to the Waverley Rugby Union Club which has a team competing in the New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union Competition.

Bondi is a nice suburb nestled between the busier centres of Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction.
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5/5
2yrs+

"An ideal spot for beach lovers"

Bondi is one of Sydney's upmarket suburbs located east of the city centre. The area is full of cafes, restaurants, bars, and takeaways shops, so you'll never go hungry! But there are also plenty of surf and souvenir shops too. Take a stroll on the broadwalk to discover some stunning beaches from Bondi to Coogee where you can have a swim or relax at a cafe along the way. You can also swim at the Bondi Icebergs surf pool which is one of Sydney's iconic locations. Have a gelato at the 1920s Bondi Pavillon or enjoy the sunset with great ocean views while you dine at various restaurants at Bondi Beach. There's also surfing lessons available for those who wish to learn how to surf, or you can just watch, and even participate in the Bondi lifeguards lifesaving demonstrations. Bondi is basically a place that is relaxed, carefree and full of sunshine.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bondi -"Where the City meets the Surf""

Bondi Beach is famous and known worldwide. The arc shaped beach is normally fairly safe, being patrolled by both paid and volunteer life savers. The parkland near the beach attracts many visitors enjoying a picnic most of the year. The backdrop to the beach is an amazing array of cafes, restaurants and retail shops. There is a great nightlife with several venues with live entertainment. Accommodation is available in hotels, apartments and guest houses. Bondi has become very cosmopolitan with many overseas visitors. It is now quiet expensive to buy real estate in Bondi and rental prices have skyrocketed with the demand ever increasing. Still it is a great place to live or visit and will keep you coming back.
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Best Streets in Bondi

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Penkivil St

4.5/5
"Bondi NSW"
-33.8882567746 151.2619977365

Unranked Streets in Bondi

"Gets Better and Better as you go East."
-33.8981844545 151.2656587179
"Convenience in Bondi..."
-33.8956470393 151.272666492

Phillip St

3.5/5
-33.8962071148 151.2637735857
-33.896289077 151.2715053598
-33.8974160583 151.2719288316

Ocean St

3/5
"Living East"
-33.8937482467 151.2625031705