Welcome to Bondi
We welcome and nurture families, women and children with support, learning and mentoring.
Bondi Beach Cottage acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Bondi Beach Cottage provides
How we’ve supported the community
women affected by domestic and family violence supported through counselling services
children and their families utilised our affordable childcare
free half day childcare sessions accessed by women during counselling
counselling sessions for women
Bondi Beach Cottage is funded by
Feedback from our
“We are eternally grateful for everything the BBC team has done for us. It has been such a joy watching Emma* flourish in the amazing environment that you all create day in day out.”
*Names have been changed for privacy.
“I feel privileged to have accessed this wonderful service…I am deeply grateful to my counsellor and the service for guiding me during a challenging time and for championing my right to safety.”
“I’ve been reaching out for help for 10 years. I feel like it’s the first time I am getting that help and this is the right place… I now realise what Domestic Family Violence is and how it has impacted me.”
Latest news and stories
February 15, 2024
The Bondi Beach Cottage board has appointed Fiona Crockett to chair at our 2023 AGM after our long-standing chair Susan Price stepped down after 5 years in the role.
August 31, 2023
From 10 July 2023, most families using early childhood education and care will get more CCS.
Upcoming workshops and coursesView All
Employment Empowerment Workshop
This program supports women who have been socially isolated, largely due to financial violence and are wanting to regain financial security by re-entering the workforce. The program aims to have the participants job ready by building their confidence to re-enter the job market, assisting with résumé writing and interview skills and updating their technology skills. We can also assist with childcare for children under 5 while you attend the program.
Circle of Security
The program is an evidence-based, structured, and supportive eight-week group program, which aims to nurture a secure attachment for children to their primary care giver and in doing so, fosters the child’s confidence, compassion and resilience to leave them better able to regulate their emotions.
Care givers participating in the group learn how to:
- Feel less stress and more competent as a parent
- Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs
- Help their child to get to know their feelings and how to calm down
- Understand their child’s need to explore and learn about their world
- Find the confidence to set age-appropriate limits.