Event Day Information

Event Program 


5km & 1km Bondi Bay Swim Registrations Open

@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
07:45am5km Swim Registrations close
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
07:30amB2B Registrations Open
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
07:55amBriefing / Marshalling (5km)
@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)

5km Swim Start

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)
08:15amBondi Bay Swim registrations close
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
08:20amBriefing / Marshalling (1km Bondi Bay Swim)
@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)

1km Bondi Bay Swim start

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)
10:10amBondi to Bronte Elite registrations close
(each age group wave registration closes 30 mins before start)
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site

Briefing / Marshalling (B2B)

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)
10:30am to 11:20am

Bondi to Bronte Start (Elite & Age Group Waves)

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)

Dash for Cash Start

@ Bronte Beach
(Finnish Area)


@ Bronte SLSC

**Registration & Day Entries closes 30 mins prior to each event start time

Wetsuit Policy

We run a fair event for all, with swimmer safety at the forefront of all our planning and event execution.  

In water temperature above 18C every swimmer is welcome to wear a wetsuit, however 'wettie-wearers' will start in a dedicated wave and will be listed in their own category for results.  There is a prize for first female and first male wetsuit wearer.

For water temperature below 18C all participants are actively encouraged to wear a wetsuit. 


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

Bronte Beach offers paid 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

Plan your trip using the Transport NSW Trip Planner.

Spectators & Supporters

The Bondi to Bronte ocean swim follows the coast from Bondi Beach around Mackenzies point, past Tamarama Beach and into Bronte.

The Bronte to Bondi coastal walk provides spectators and supporters with a spectacular view of the course and all the swimmers from the cliff top path. The walk forms an amphitheatre for spectators to follow all the action in the water.

Personal Belongings

There are 2 bag truck departure times, so if you are in a later wave group you can keep your clothes, keeping warm for longer. Look for the truck in the designated bag drop area near the registrations area - or ask any of our helpful event crew.

You will be given a tag to tie and write your swim number on and your bag will be transported to Bronte Beach.  Bags will be delivered into the park area where they will separated by swim wave colours. There will be a team who will secure and help you locate your bag easily. 

Registrations | Open at 7:00am on Event Day

All swimmers need to mark off their name on the morning at the registration tables in the Bondi Beach Event Site. At registration you will need to collect your ankle strap timing chip and your colour coded swim cap. Each age group registration table is clearly marked.

Don't be late, as B2B registration closing time is 30 minutes prior to your age category wave time.

B2B Late Entries - 2500 max entries for Event

Late Entries (cash or card) is available on Sunday 1st December at the registration area from 7:00am – 10:00am only, or as late entries sell out.

Please note we have a limit of how many swimmers we can take on the day, so please come down early if you wish to register on the day.

We accept Credit Cards (sorry no Amex).


After your great achievement of completing Sydney's most classic ocean journey swim it's time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie that Bronte Surf Club is famous for.

The Bronte Kiosk offers a wide range of food options including wraps, burgers, hot chips, fruit juices and smoothies.

Bronte Surf Club is also putting on their famous sausage sizzle at the barbecue, a delicacy not to be missed.
Liquid refreshments are available in the club house, so why not join your friends on the balcony and relive your achievement.

Presentation | Bronte Surf Club | 1:30pm 

The presentation of prizes will take place inside Bronte Surf Club immediately after the 'Dash for Cash'
Prizes are awarded to:
  • 1st elite Female and Male
  • 1st team in each age group
  • 1st and 2nd place in each age category
  • 1st fastest female and male wetsuit wearer

All the results from the Bondi to Bronte ocean swim are posted on the home page of this website on the day. 

Bondi to Bronte Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney

Event Partner

engine swim

world series swims

Charity Partner

the kids cancer project

Junior Swim Partner

Banana Boat