Bondi Junction tragedy

The IEU extends our sympathy to those affected by the tragedy in Bondi Junction last weekend. The impact will continue to be felt by those in the community long after families, teachers, educators and children return to work, early learning and school. It is vital to the children and families at our services, whilst caring for the wellbeing of ourselves and work colleagues. Building a sense of safety and security will be an ongoing process. 

Be You (delivered by Beyond Blue in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia), offers a range of resources that may be of assistance:

If your organisation provides access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we encourage teachers and educators to make use of this. Alternatively, here is a list of organisations which may be of assistance to you or anyone you know who needs help:

  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line 13YARN on 13 92 76
  • Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
  • Headspace on 1800 650 890
  • ReachOut at
  • MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

For those whose employment may have been impacted, please contact your union.