Drivers allowed to return to Bondi Westfield to collect cars left on Saturday

The shopping centre was plunged into lockdown after Joel Cauchi killed six people and injured a dozen more in a stabbing spree just after 3pm on Saturday.

Many were forced to leave their cars behind as the centre was closed and became an active crime scene.

Westfield Bondi Junction.
Shoppers caught up in the horror mass stabbing that unfolded inside a Bondi Westfield have begun returning to the scene to collect their cars. (9News)

While Westfield remains shut today, centre management resumed its vehicle retrieval process this morning.

Those wanting to collect their cars are advised to meet at the Corner of Grosvenor and Grafton Streets from 8am where they will be escorted to the centre access point at the Tower 1 Lobby, opposite the Apple store.

“You will be met by Westfield team members and police,” Westfield said in an update posted to its website.

Bondi Stabbing
The Bondi Junction shopping centre was plunged into lockdown after Joel Cauchi killed six people and injured a dozen more. (Dion Georgopoulos)
A note is attached to flowers at a tribute near a crime scene at Bondi Junction in Sydney, Monday, April 15, 2024, after several people were stabbed to death at a shopping, Saturday April 13. Australian police are examining why a lone assailant who stabbed multiple people to death in a busy Sydney shopping mall and injured more than a dozen others targeted women while avoiding men. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Child’s note placed among floral tributes for Bondi Junction victims

”The team will ask for your number plate to find your vehicle’s location in our system.

“The team will provide directions to your vehicle. This may be via a different route than you are familiar with.”

During this period, the car park’s boom gates will be raised and there will be no charge for parking.

Westfield said the centre will stay shut today and it will provide further updates on trading hours “as soon as possible”.

For further information on vehicle collection customers are encouraged to email customer support or visit the Westfield website.

If you’re struggling, know that help is available 24/7.

Lifeline: Call 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 or chat online.

Kids Helpline: Call 1800 55 1800 or chat online.

Beyond Blue: Call 1300 22 4636 or chat online.

1800RESPECT: Call 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or chat online.

MensLine Australia: Call 1300 78 99 78.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).

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