Bondi Pavilion

After a lengthy restoration, Bondi's home of culture, community and creativity is better than ever.
Alec Jones
Published on April 20, 2023


Resting on the shores of the always-iconic Bondi Beach is a looming structure. Earthy colours and openair designs help it blend into its breezy surroundings, but locals know the weight carried by the so-called 'pav'. Bondi Pavilion is, in fact, a piece of local history. For over 90 years, it's stood proud on the shoreline as a hub of local culture and activity, welcoming visitors through its doors for almost every activity you could think of. And now, after a lengthy seven-year facelift, it's better than ever.

The Pav continues its vision of being a home for community, arts and culture in Bondi and is now better equipped to do so. The building boasts 15 indoor and two outdoor creative spaces — including a pottery studio, art gallery, theatre, radio studio and interactive exhibition room.

You'll also have plenty of chances to feed your stomach, not just your mind. Several hospitality venues line the walls of the Pav for any hungry passerby. During daylight hours, you can grab a meal at Glory Days (and Surfish cafe, which is due to open soon), and after-dark diners can get their fix at Promenade Bondi Beach or Upstairs by Glory Days a few floors above.

The icing on the proverbial cake of Bondi Pavilion comes in the form of the beloved local label Between the Flags, which has been dishing out SLSC-inspired clothing wear for beachgoers for the better part of 29 years. The building's many rooms and creative spaces are also available to hire for events and community groups. Just visit the website to find out how.


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