• Bondi to Tamarama
  • Bondi Rd at Campbell Pde
Sculpture by the Sea - Thu 18 October to Sun 4 November
Thu 18 Oct 2018 - Sun 4 Nov 2018
Public Transport:

Buses will run frequently from the city and from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach. Visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip.

Check signage
Use public transport; Allow extra travel time

The annual Sculpture by the Sea event attracts up to 500,000 visitors to Bondi Beach over the 18-day exhibition from 18 October to 4 November.

Traffic will be heavy on roads approaching, and around, Bondi Beach including Bondi Rd, Old South Head Rd, Military Rd and Campbell Pde, particularly on Thursday’s, Friday’s and each weekend of the event. Motorists who need to travel in the area should allow plenty of extra travel time and expect delays.

Special event clearways will be in place along both sides of Bondi Road each weekend of the event including 20-21 Oct, 27-28 Oct and 3-4 Nov:

- From 7am to 2pm along Bondi Rd from Oxford St down to Sandridge St.

- From 12pm to 8pm along Bondi Rd from Sandridge St up to Oxford St.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.      

Local roads will be closed to general traffic around Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama from 7:30am to 6:30pm each day. Local resident access will be maintained and managed by Waverley Council. Some of these roads will become one-way only for the duration of the event from 9am, 18 October to 10am, 5 November.

Travel Arrangements
Special Event Clearways


Special event clearways will be in place on Bondi Road during the busy weekend periods of the event, 20-21 Oct, 27 -28 Oct and 3-4 Nov.

  • From 7am to 2pm (each Saturday and Sunday) Bondi Rd between Oxford St and Sandridge St (eastbound)
  • From 12pm midday to 8pm (each Saturday and Sunday) Bondi Rd between Sandridge St and Oxford St (westbound)

Clearways are strict no-parking zones and apply even to local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders .Check signs carefully when parking as vehicles left in a signposted clearway will be towed and a fee will apply.

Road Closures and Temporary One-Way Roads


Local access is managed by Waverley Council. Road closures affect both directions unless stated otherwise.

Bronte, Tamarama, Bondi

Thursday 18 October to Sunday 4 November from 7:30am to 6:30pm

  • Notts Ave between Campbell Pde and end of street
  • Fletcher St between Alexander St and Marks Ln
  • Kenneth St between Alexander St and Marks Ln
  • Marks Ln* between Kenneth St and Fletcher St *Marks Ln will be a temporary one way street southbound
  • Ashley St between Turner St and end of lane
  • Rowland Ave between Fletcher St and Wilga St
  • Wilga St between Sandridge St and Rowland Ave (western side)
  • Bayview St between Bronte Marine Dr and end of street
  • Wolaroi Cres between Thompson St and end of street
  • Silvia St between Fletcher St and end of street
  • Carlisle St between Dellview St and end of street
  • Darling St between Alfred St and Ashley St
  • Cross St between Birrell St and Turner St

TEMPORARY ONE-WAY ROADS Bronte, Tamarama, Bondi

From 10am Thursday 18 October to 10am Monday 5 November

  • Gaerloch Ave between Alexander St and Pacific Ave (southbound)
  • Dellview St between Pacific Ave and Fletcher St (northbound)

From 9am Thursday 18 October to 10am Monday 5 November

  • Ashley St between Darling St and Turner St (northbound)
  • Mirimar Ave between Hewlett St and Thompson St (northbound)
  • Thompson St between Mirimar Ave and Ashley St (westbound)
  • Turner St between Cross St and Ashley St (westbound)  
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