Communities and Justice

Message from the Minister for Seniors – Support information following the events at Bondi Junction

Dear Seniors,

I am writing to acknowledge how the recent incident in Bondi Junction has impacted the community.

It’s likely that this event will prompt many emotions for older people and their families.


Immediately following the attack, the NSW Government opened its support programs including:

  • The NSW Government’s Victim Support Scheme with a dedicated phone line for people directly affected by this incident at 1800 019 123
  • NSW Police have assigned a Family Liaison Officer to support each impacted family
  • The NSW Mental Health Line has been boosted with extra specialist staff and is available 24/7 at 1800 011 511.

In addition, general supports for the community are also available:

  • Lifeline: Call 13 11 14, text 0477 12 11 14 or chat online
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or chat online
  • Beyond Blue: Call 1300 22 4636
  • 1800RESPECT: Call 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or chat online
  • 13 Yarn: 13 92 76
  • MensLine Australia: Call 1300 78 99 79

I encourage you to take advantage of the resources above at this challenging time.


Bondi Junction has been showered in outpourings of love from people across the state.

Even in the worst of times, we still see the best of NSW.

This Sunday, the Premier will be leading a candlelight vigil to honour the victims of the Bondi Junction tragedy.

The vigil will be held at Dolphin Court, Bondi Beach – south of the Bondi Pavilion at 5:30pm.

It will also be live streamed online at for those unable to attend in person.

Staying up to date with information from reliable sources

I acknowledge that it is important for seniors in our community to come together and talk about their experiences and reactions.

However, people should not rely on rumours or misinformation on social media. The Police and NSW Government are the main source of information on recent events and will provide accurate information to the public based on Police investigations.

I am committed to supporting older people in our community to continue to feel connected and supported at this time.

Now is the time to show that we are strong and united as a community.

Last updated:

19 Apr 2024