Bondi Bay Ocean Swim Event Information

Event Program


Bondi Registration Open (Bay Swim & B2B)

@ Bondi Beach - Event Site


Briefing / Marshaling (1km)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


 1km Bondi Bay Swim

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Briefing / Marshaling (B2B)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Bondi to Bronte Start (Elite & Age Group Waves)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Dash for Cash Start

@ Bronte Beach (Finnish Area)



@ Bronte SLSC (Upstairs)

**Registration & Day Entries closes 15 mins prior to each event start time

Event Date: Sunday December 01, 2019

Event Location: Bondi Beach

Entry Price: $20.00 (online) $25.00 (on the day entry)

Course length & structure: 1kmm returning at Bondi Beach - see more information on the Course page.

Who can enter: anyone aged 13+ (any Under 13’s can enter the Junior Ocean Swim at Bronte Beach)

Wave Structure: Age Groups + Fins, Floaties & Friends (Final wave schedule confirmed closer to the event)

Swim Timing: all swimmers will be given a timing strap, which must be removed when you cross the finish line. We will have a team collecting all the timing anklets. Unfortunately if you lose your timing strap you will have to pay $50 to our timing partner, to replace the chip.

Swimmer Information Booklet:

Available here 7 days prior to 2019 event

On the Day

It is important you hydrate, eat a little, warm up & stretch - MOST IMPORTANTLY KNOW THE CONDITIONS. Go down to the beach early, watch the beach, ocean activity and other swimmers who are setting off prior to you.

Bondi Beach can be subject to wind and swell, so it is important to come down early and check out the conditions, look at the course and plan your best approach. 


All swimmers need to mark off their name on the morning at the registration tables in the Bondi Beach Event Site. Registrations open at 7:30am so you can collect your timing ankle strap and your wave's coloured swim cap.  Registrations close 8.15am for the Bay swim. 

You will need to know what wave you are registered in and go to that table. Our friendly volunteers from Bronte Surf Life Saving Club are there to help you so please come prepared with your wave number to avoid delays.

Don't be late, registrations close 30 minutes before your event commences.

Late Entries

Late entries will be accepted on the day - $25 cash or card.


All Bondi Bay times will be posted online from 3pm Sunday 1st December

The 1km swim is all about participation, results are posted but prizes aren't awarded for the 1km. 


Bondi Beach provides metered parking in Park Drive and ticketed parking in Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Bronte Beach has limited metered parking in the Bronte Beach Cutting car park.

Many competitors park at Bronte and walk the coastal walk from Bronte to Bondi and leave their personal belongings in the security area, which is bagged and transported back to Bronte, prior to the completion of the swim.

Public Transport

Both Bronte and Bondi Beaches provide great public transport options.

Bronte Beach is linked by the NEW 440 bus service to Central Railway Station via Bondi Junction Railway Station with buses running on a Sunday every 20 mins. Bondi Junction Railway Station is located at the end of the Eastern Suburbs railway line with a regular service to Martin Place and Town Hall, in the city and Central Railway Station.

Bondi Beach has a number of Bus Services (365, 380, 381, L82, 333), running every 10 mins to Circular Quay and Central Railway Station.


Bondi to Bronte Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney

Charity Partner

the kids cancer project

Junior Swim Sponsor

Banana Boat

Event Partners


world series swims

bronte surf club ocean swim partner

waverley council ocean swim partner