Statement from Woollahra Mayor Richard Shields and Support Services

Published on 14 April 2024

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Issued in response to the tragic and terrible incident at Westfield Bondi Junction on Saturday 13 April 2024.

"Our thoughts go to the victims and their families. This is devastating for our community. We commend the police, emergency services, shop staff and members of the public on the scene, for their bravery and compassion. I have spoken to the Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Paula Masselos, and I have offered her our full support. We are ready to assist and support the community and police in any way we can.”

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NSW Police are requesting witnesses who have not already made contact with police to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Westfield Bondi Junction will resume regular trading on Friday 19 April.

Meeting postponed

In honour of the victims of the tragic event at Bondi Junction on Saturday, flags at Woollahra Council were flown at half-mast on Monday 15 April.

The Strategic & Corporate Meeting of 15 April has now been rescheduled to Wednesday 24 April commencing at 5.30pm. The scheduled Council Meeting of 24 April will now occur on Monday 29 April 2024.

Candlelight vigil

A candlelight vigil, supported by Waverley Council and the NSW Government, was held on Sunday 21 April to allow the community to come together and honour the victims of the Bondi Junction tragedy.

Support is available

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact:

Waverley Council has put together a page with the latest updates and information about finding support if you have been impacted by the Bondi Junction attack. Read it here.

Victims Support Scheme - The Victims Support Scheme helps people who are victims of violent crime in NSW. If you are a victim of violent crime in NSW call the Victims Access Line for information and support:
1800 633 063 - Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm
More information about the Victims Support Scheme.

Violent online content – eSafety support

Following the terrible incident at Bondi Junction, many of us are concerned about distressing content circulating online that children are able to access.

The eSafety Commissioner is working with online platforms to remove violent content. You can report content for review and find guides on managing parental controls and broader advice for parents here.