The BEST Episodes of Bondi Rescue
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2020
Network: Network Ten
Bondi Rescue follows the the world famous Bondi Lifesavers through their days on the busiest and most famous beach in the world: Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. These lifesavers are the blue topped lifesavers (paid). This elite squad has to deal with up to 25,000 people at one time; sharks; missing children; injuries; fights; theft; drug addicts; drunks; and, most famously, saving swimmers; tourists; surfers; and fishers from the treacherous sea. They do all of this 7 days a week, 365 days a year, rain or shine. Some of the people they save have sustained severe injuries to the spine, neck, and more. In these cases every second makes a difference. Two members of the squad are Rod Kerr, former world number 6 surfing champion, and Greg Bishop, current Australian surf swim champion. This series is a special one as it shows how unique watermen save lives every single day of the year. It's not all about serious stuff, though; from time to time there are celebrities and parties down at the beach and you see the lifeguards having a lot of fun.
#1 - Episode 4
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 27, 2011
Young student Dan watches in horror as the lifeguards pull his unconscious friend Ryan from the surf and begin chest compressions. With Ryan clinically dead for five minutes, it’s not looking good.
#2 - Episode 8
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 27, 2011
On New Year's day, the lifeguards attend to the human debris hanging over from the night before. Amidst the drunk and drug affected is an opportunistic thief with some tall tales to tell.
#3 - Episode 5
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 10, 2013
Harry loses his cool with three swimmers that he's forced to rescue just seconds after warning them not to swim in a dangerous area. However, calling them "imbeciles" and "idiots" puts him in hot water.
#4 - Episode 4
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 3, 2013
It's the hottest day ever on Bondi as the temperature soars to 45.8 degrees. Tempers flare in the heat and a fight erupts.
#5 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 27, 2006
A shark found swimming in the kiddies pool is a dramatic start to the day as huge cyclonic swells from come marching in to Bondi from up north. While most people clear out of the water some of the lifeguards head in for a dramatic display of power surfing. Former world number six, Rod Kerr shows what he's made of as he carves up the massive waves. But lifeguards can't afford to get distracted for too long as a family gets swept out in a rip. It's all hands on deck as they go to the rescue. As the weather calms seagulls, mutton birds and dolphins abound as nature puts on a display at Bondi. With an office like this who would want to work anywhere else?
#6 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 27, 2006
Japanese language student Takahiro Ono is found lifeless in the water on a surprisingly calm day. With no breath and no pulse a frantic resuscitation effort begins as lifeguards come to his rescue. Finally a defibrillator shocks him back to life. Ten minutes after the incident Taka is fully conscious. But no one yet knows what caused the emergency in the first place. On Australia Day the crowds come to celebrate on the sand, but one group of revellers find themselves drifting towards New Zealand on blow-up animals. So many different languages abound on Bondi there are comic moments as the lifeguards and victims struggle to make themselves understood.(Summary from Ten.com.au - Permission granted)
#7 - Episode 9
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 28, 2013
Hoppo, Deano, Maxi, Jesse and Kerrbox travel to South Australia to cage dive with sharks. Meanwhile, in Bronte the lifeguards must recover the body of a young man found dead in the surf.
#8 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 13, 2006
There's a big swell heading for Bondi and the fearsome rips will be working overtime. But what's dangerous for mere mortals is a playground for the elite watermen as they take to the water on their rescue boards at the start of the day. A morning of fun turns out to be the busiest day of summer with thirty-five rescues conducted in a frantic five-minute period. If the big swell isn't dangerous enough the wind has washed in thousands of bluebottles. The beaches are under attack as tourists scream in pain from the many stings. Then there are the perverts on the sand to contend with?(Summary from Ten.com.au - Permission granted)
#9 - Episode 10
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 16, 2012
Lifeguard 'Harries' plans to propose to girlfriend Emily high above Bondi in a chopper, and needs the team to make a huge 'Marry Me' sign in the sand.
#10 - Episode 11
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired May 19, 2013
Chappo and H-man cautiously prepare a 19 year old German tourist for hospital after he's broken his back. Meanwhile, trainees, Taco and Jesse, have a difficult day in class struggling with the books.
#11 - Episode 11
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 23, 2012
A surfing collision results in a deep water spinal rescue, and surf rage breaking out on the shore. Lifeguards must work out who's at fault. Later, a man is rescued with no pants.
#12 - Episode 13
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired May 7, 2012
Trainee lifeguard and Bra Boy member Jesse Pollock fractures his spine when he is dumped by a huge wave; meanwhile Jake rescues a beginner surfer being smashed against cliffs.
#13 - Episode 12
Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 25, 2017
There has never been a rescue at Bondi Beach like this in 70 years as tragedy strikes when two unconscious patients are discovered in the water. The lifeguards will need to act quick to save lives.
#14 - Episode 12
Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 30, 2015
Double Episode 12+13: Tonight's season finale is a double episode jam-packed with adrenaline, laughs and tears as the season ends on a personal note for the lifeguards.
#15 - Episode 10
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired May 5, 2013
Chappo is conflicted when he catches a young bag snatcher; Whippet and Reidy treat a woman found face down and unconscious in the water; a skateboarder dislocates his ankle in the skate bowl.
#16 - Episode 9
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 9, 2012
Rips are the hidden danger most beachgoers can't identify. Lifeguards mark them out with dangerous current signs, but often they're ignored. So Terry conducts an experiment with stickers.
#17 - Episode 9
Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 24, 2018
A miscommunication during a serious rescue could cost two people their lives. Mouse and Jess must overcome their anxiety and administer adrenaline to a young woman suffering from an allergic reaction.
#18 - Episode 7
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 14, 2013
Jessie meets his match when he tries to rescue a vicious rat from the skate bowl, and the lifeguards play detective after a punch-up in the surf.
#19 - Episode 5
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 14, 2015
It's Christmas time tonight on Bondi Rescue but the festive spirit turns deadly with a nasty combination of alcohol and surf.
#20 - Episode 12
Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired May 29, 2016
#21 - Episode 2
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 17, 2013
Santa comes to Bondi and he's brought the South Pole with him. It is the wettest Christmas day in seventy two years. Meanwhile, a seizure on the sand turns pear-shaped.
#22 - Episode 4
Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 19, 2017
The temperature is rising and there are tens of thousands of people on the beach when the lifeguards are called out to a large rescue. Later, can Harries play cupid and find a partner for Singlets?
#23 - Episode 1
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 10, 2013
The lifeguards are devastated when one of their own is severely injured in a surfing accident. While Kobi recovers, the rest of the boys continue their training for the annual Iron Man Challenge.
#24 - Episode 11
Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired May 1, 2016
#25 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 20, 2006
Few parties get bigger than the New Year�s Eve dance party at Bondi as over 5,000 revellers dance in the New Year until 6 am. The Lifeguards are flat out on New Years Day as they attend drug and alcohol affected partygoers on the beach. An ecstacy overdose and a surfer�s severely dislocated shoulder are among the most serious cases. To make matters worse Bondi experiences one of the hottest days on record as the thermometer hovers above 45 degrees and everyone wilts in the heat. A line of ambulances are called down to the beach. But the heat doesn�t stop the thieves?(Summary from Ten.com.au - Permission granted)