Bondi is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bondi is located 7 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council.
Bondi is a mostly medium and high density residential area with a shopping strip on Bondi Road. Bondi Beach
is a neighbouring suburb and beach. Bondi Junction
is a neighbouring suburb and commercial centre. North Bondi
is a neighbouring suburb.
Bondi is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks
. It has been spelt a number of different ways over time, eg Boondi, Bundi, Bundye. The current spelling was accepted in 1827. The whole Bondi area was part of a land grant to road-builder William Roberts in 1809. In 1851, Edward Smith Hall
, editor of the Sydney Monitor
, purchased the land for 200 pounds.
of Bondi, 2026, is commonly written as graffiti as a sign of adoration for the suburb.
Sport and recreation
Waverley Rugby Club
is the local Rugby Union
Club, located in Bondi.