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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. It has a unique line tension system that extends up to 8m, and retracts back to the wall when not in use.

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 - Cabinet Mounted On Wall. 
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 40 

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

Post To Post - Cabinet 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 - Cabinet 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 10 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

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Brand Austral
Suitable For 3 - 4 People
Total Line Space 40m
Maximum Line Extension 8m
Cabinet Width 0.8m
Cabinet Depth 0.125m
Number of Lines 5
Minimum Line Extension 2m
Warranty 20 Years
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.

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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

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11/06/2019
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Almost perfect.

Easy to hang but had to readjust the cables as they were all uneven when first pulled out. Added and extra 30 minutes to set up. Love the washing line now!

12/06/2019
Lifestyle Clotheslines

Hi Alison, we will inform the supplier about the clothesline so that it won't happen again, thank you for your review.

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11/06/2019
Brett H.
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Quicker delivery than ebay

I could not believe that delivery of my retractable clothes line took only a few days to regional SA. Everything was good as far as the transaction was concerned and the product was exactly what I wanted.

11/06/2019
Lifestyle Clotheslines

Hi Brett, thank you for the review and it is awesome that you had a smooth transaction and got the clothesline early.

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04/06/2019
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Austral Retractable Clothesline

It’s sturdy, great quality and very easy to adjust. It’s perfect for our laundry. No more house filled with multiple clothes horses, every chair free in the house, tables, bedrails etc I can dry my clothes tidily in one room. Highly recommend! Should have done it earlier.

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04/06/2019
Lifestyle Clotheslines

Hi Annabel, awesome to hear you have the house back now and its all nice and tidy. You finally got around to it so thats the main thing!

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04/06/2019
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Austral Retractaway 40 retractable clothesline

My experience was excellent. I was told It would take 7-9 days to receive but I got it delivered in about three. The unit was easy to fit but the designers should review the design of the holding brackets where the unit is bolted to the wall. The holding bolts are mounted on side entry brackets; which means the unit has to be inserted from the side. If the brackets were designed so the bolts could be placed in the wall and the unit lowered on to the bolts it would make installation simpler as the unit could be lowered on to the bolts and then the bolts tightened. As it is now you have to insert one side of the unit, then fit the bolt into the other bracket while supporting the unit. Really needs a second pair of hands to support the unit while the second bolt is inserted.I hope this makes sense-if not please feel free to call me. I am pleased with the quality of the unit. I find the lines tend to sag a bit but I guess over time and tightening the lines will sag less so. Very pleased to deal with this company and will be happy to recommend them to others.

04/06/2019
Lifestyle Clotheslines

Hi Garry, we aim to please on the delivery side of things and its great to hear you have it all up and running. Thanks for taking the time to send in your comments and we will pass these on to the manufacture, Austral. Thanks again.!

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29/05/2019
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Tangled line

Took two weeks for delivery but dispatch came from 20mins from my house. Line was really tangled inside had to pull all the way out to untangle them spend 30mins tensioning it as two of the lines were really long. Works great now.