Situated in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and located 6 kilometres from the CBD, Bondi Junction is a largely commercial area, which includes a large shopping mall (the Bondi Junction Plaza), historical buildings a new bus/rail interchange.
The term Bondi Junction was derived from the intersection of the Bondi and Bronte tram lines at the corner of Oxford Street and Bronte Road.
Many of the original pubs have been maintained, notably, the Nelson Hotel, continuing Bondi Junction's working class roots.
The underground Bondi Junction train is also the eastern terminus of the Eastern Suburbs line on the Sydney Trains network. A bus interchange is located at ground level, above the railway station and below residential towers.
Bondi Junction is Sydney's fifth largest business district and typical development in the commercial area consists of strip-malls two or three levels high. Over the last 35 years, at least twenty buildings of 12 levels or higher have been constructed.
According to the 2011 census, there were 8,660 residents in Bondi Junction and the suburb features a number of heritage-listed buildings. These include Charles Terrace and Glen Mervyn on Denison Street and the Congregationalist Church on Botany Street.