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22/10/2021
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Theo B.
Australia
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Australian Made

As expected & fit for purpose.

21/10/2021
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Mary H.
Australia Australia
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Austral Retractaway 40

I found the experience from purchase to installation very easy and user friendly. The item is excellent and I am very happy.

19/10/2021
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Anne-Maree T.
Australia Australia
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Excellent service & great clothesline

Replaced a Hills retractable clothesline with an Austral. Austral quality is far superior.

13/10/2021
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Paul L.
Australia Australia
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Retractaway Clothsline

Prompt service, good communication and excellent quality product.

07/10/2021
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Penny V.
Australia Australia
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Compact easy to install and fab customer service

The retractable clothesline is fine to use, but one of the lines on the outside run does not seem to be properly tensioned. We've tried adjusting it, but this just makes the other lines tighter and it is still a bit slack. The colour and finish look good and it was easy to install. Sales service, shipping and follow up thank you email shows very efficient and attentive service. My sister has since bought the same product.

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05/10/2021
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Sue P.
Australia Australia
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Australian made, great quality, prompt delivery, easy installation - the perfect clothesline for my needs

Having had my previous clothesline for over 20 years, it was time to replace it. It was the perfect fit for my needs; long enough to hold sheets/towels and clothes at once, easy to open and retract. A very happy customer.

29/09/2021
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Andrew J.
Australia Australia
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Minimum fuss

I ordered two lines, they arrived with zero fuss and on time. Both work. Can't really ask for more.

14/09/2021
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Andrew M.
Australia Australia
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Aussie made is the way to go

This is the second one I have purchased as I was so impressed with the first one and I wanted one out in the open yard and one under cover. I previously tried a Daytek from Bunnings and returned it after 1 year as the line was about to snap due to poor design (the line on this one is pinched to tighten the line which makes it weaker after each use). The Austral locks the roller instead of pinching the line which is so much better. Plus it goes well with my colorbond fence and it's Australian made! Can't beat it!

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09/09/2021
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Mark W.
Australia Australia
new clothes line ordered

brilliant

03/09/2021
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Joanne D.
Australia Australia
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Great for small courtyard.

Very happy with the clothesline. Had to cut quite a bit of line as my space is only 3.5m wide but the instructions that came with it were easy to understand. My local hardware store (bunnings) did not sell the recommended size for the screws which made installation harder than expected. Is attached to two walls (one masonry and the other wood).

27/08/2021
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Jordy M.
Australia Australia
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Very happy with my clothesline

I am very happy with my purchase. The website, ordering and shipping were all easy and fast. The clothesline itself was easier to install than I expected. I just needed a brief read of the instructions and I had it up and working in no time. It works great and the versatility is just what we needed to free up space in our backyard

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19/08/2021
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Terry M.
Australia Australia
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Retractable 40

This a replacement system for existing retractable so installation was easy onto existing pole support system. The ordering and delivery service was smooth and timely.. Support team was also very friendly and helpful. Allow time to tighten up all the lines, a bit fiddle but instructions were easy to follow. All up very happy with replacement.

12/08/2021
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Darina N.
Australia Australia
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Austral Retractaway 40 Clothesline

Very happy with our new clothesline

11/08/2021
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Neville B.
Australia Australia
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Happy

Fabulous clothesline, prompt service, we are very happy. Thankyou

06/08/2021
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Christine P.
Australia Australia
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Awesome

Fantastic. Just what I wanted.

04/08/2021
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Helen M.
Australia Australia
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Austral Retractaway 40

I bought this for my garage as a wet weather solution. I am using it even when it's not raining. It's strong and the lines are well-spaced. My only issue is that the locking lever is a bit stiff, but it's gradually easing.


Brand Austral
Country of Manufacture Australia
Suitable For 5 or more people
Cabinet Width 0.8m
Cabinet Depth 0.16m
Cabinet Height 0.125m
Total Line Space 40m
Recommended Area 1.3m x upto 10m long
Warranty 20 Years
Number of Lines 5
Maximum Line Extension 8m
Minimum Line Extension 2m
Available Colours Available Australia Wide
Classic Cream, Woodland Grey

Available NSW Only
White, Black, Cottage Green, Monument, Surfmist

Austral Retractaway 40 Clothesline

The Austral Retractaway 40 is a top selling heavy duty clothesline that can hold a huge wash load for a family of 4-5.

With a unique line tension system that extends up to 8m and retracts back to the wall when not in use, this is a popular unit and top seller.


The long line length of this model is perfect for narrow spaces. Any supporting posts can be fixed into the ground (grass/soil), or bolted down on top of an existing concrete area (plated post version).

Installation Note: If you require drilling into existing concrete for your clothesline installation please contact us on 1300 798 779 to discuss, as there is additional labour and charges.

The Mount Bar, Post Kit and Ground Socket are Accessories that are only required for certain mounting situations (see below).

Wall To Wall Installation - Clothesline Mounted On Wall. 
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 40 

Wall To Post Installation - Clothesline Mounted On Wall.
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 40, 1 x Post Kit

Post To Post Installation - Clothesline Mounted On Post.
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 40, 2 x Post Kits, 1 x Mount Bar (Optional Ground Socket for post - only 1 recommended)
Note: Not recommended for wet soil areas. Eg: Garden beds that are heavily watered.

Post To Wall Installation - Clothesline Mounted On Post.
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 40, 1 x Post Kit, 1 x Mount Bar

Benefits

  • 5 PVC coated lines won't mark or snag clothes
  • 100% Australian made design
  • Two colours blend well with any home
  • Wall or ground mounted with optional ground mount kit
  • Huge 40 metres of line for any sized family
  • Peace of mind with 20 year warranty
  • Installation and removal available
  • Ground socket allows post to be completely removable

What's Included With The Retractaway 40

  • 1 x Retractable Clothesline
  • 1 x Receiving Bracket
  • 1 x Instruction Manual

Updated 30 July 2021

    Is there a minimum distance that I have to pull out the lines? Yes, the Retractaway 40 has a minimum extension of just 2m. This means you can pull the lines out from the cabinet any distance from 2m up to 8m(10m for the extended version) and the lines can be locked.    Can I get a special colour for my clothesline? No, the Austral clotheslines are only available in the colour/s shown on each Product Page.   Can I install the clothesline in the ground instead of on the wall? Yes, you can add 1 or 2 Post Kits to your order if you don’t have a wall available. What does ‘Plated’ Post Kit mean? A Plated Post Kit allows you to bolt the post down onto an existing concrete area rather than core drilling or jack hammering holes into the concrete. The post has a metal plate welded on the bottom with holes for dyna-bolting down onto the concrete.  How does the Retractaway 40 compare to other, similar clotheslines? To compare all of the Retractaway 40's features against Hills, Brabantia, and Daytek clotheslines that are similar, then visit our Austral Retractaway 40 clothesline comparison chart. What is the Ground Socket for? If you order a Post Kit with the clothesline, you don’t have to permanently fix the post into the ground. The socket is what you cement in and the post simply slots into this making it removable at any time to make room for a party. Please note it is not recommended to have 2 posts removable with sockets due to the tension of this type of product. The clothesline cabinet post should be permanently fixed. What is the Mount Bar for? The Mount Bar is only required if you want to install the clothesline cabinet onto a Post Kit. Can I attach this to a fence? Yes but it is recommended that the receiving end only is attached and to the fence post as this is the most secure part of the fence. Can I install a retractable clothesline on a wall other than brick? Yes you can but you will just need to make sure the mounting holes at the back of the cabinet align with the structural supports in the wall. If not then a Post Kit is recommended with the clothesline and install it freestanding in front of the wall. What is the best height for installing a retractable clothesline? A general rule of thumb is to install the clothesline so that the lines are approx. 50mm above the users head height. An average height is approx. 1800mm but you can adjust this to suit your requirements. Is the Austral Retractaway 40 suitable to be used as an extra clothesline for wet weather drying? Yes. This unit is appropriate for use within carports, garages and verandahs, locking in place at a minimum distance of 2 metres.

    Shipping

    When you place an order, we will estimate delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and as a general rule we make every effort to have most orders delivered within 2 - 9 working days from date of order depending on your location within Australia and the product purchased.

    Please keep in mind some products are of a 'Made to Order' nature and may take a little longer. Rural and regional areas can take longer, up to approx. 12 - 19 working days.

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    Installation

    If you have ordered installation or want to have your new clothesline installed by one of our professional installers, please see the steps below which outline the order/installation process.

    Step 1. Place your order online or over the phone by calling 1300 798 779

    Step 2. Your order will be processed within 24 hours (Mon - Fri) and the details of your order are then sent to the warehouse and the appropriate installer.

    Step 3. Depending on the product you have chosen and your location the clothesline will either be picked up from the warehouse or sent by courier to the installer.

    Step 4. Once the clothesline installer has the clothesline and he is ready to do your installation, he will call you directly on the phone number provided to arrange the installation day with you. Please make sure you provide the most contactable phone number/s. The installer will bring the clothesline with him on the day of installation.

    Step 5. This process generally takes approx. 1 - 3 weeks depending on seasonal demand.

    To view the complete guide to clothesline installation, please click on the following link Clothesline Installation Process