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
- 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
- Austral Clotheslines
- Country of Manufacture
- 1-6 People
- Total Line Space
- Up to 40m
- Area Required
- 1.3m x 2m - 8m
- Number of Lines
- Line Spacing
- Minimum Extension
- Maximum Extension
- Cabinet Dimensions
- 800mm x 125mm x 170mm
- 20 yrs frame/12 months cord
- Wall Fasteners
- Mounting Hole Centres
- Post Mount Kit (Standard)
- 2300mm x 50mm x 50mm
- Post Mount Kit (Plated)
- 1860mm x 150mm x 100mm
- Classic Cream, Monument, Surfmist, Woodland Grey
1 x Retractable Clothesline
1 x Receiving Bracket
1 x Instruction Manual
Shipping & Delivery
Frequently Asked Questions
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 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 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.