Austral Retractaway 50 Clothesline

Austral Retractaway 50 Clothesline has a rating of 4.8 stars based on 16 reviews.


Austral Retractaway 50 Clothesline

The Austral Retractaway 50 is a durable retracting clothesline that features a patented line tensioning system with a maximum line extension of 10m. The 5 PVC coated lines easily retract away into the cabinet and won't mark or snag clothes.

Posts can be installed directly into the ground (standard post) or they can be bolted down on top of existing concrete (plated post option).

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.

Wall To Wall - Cabinet Mounted On Wall. 
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 50

Wall To Post - Cabinet Mounted On Wall.
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 50, 1 x Post Kit 

Post To Post - Cabinet Mounted On Post.
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 50, 2 x Post Kits, 1 x Mount Bar (Optional Ground Socket for post - only 1 recommended)

Post To Wall - Cabinet Mounted On Post.
You will need: 1 x Retractaway 50, 1 x Post Kit, 1 x Mount Bar


  • Massive 50m line space offers lots of line space
  • Great for big families with little room around the home
  • 100% Australian made design
  • Suitable for a large family wash with 5 or more people
  • Features two great colours that blend with any home
  • 10 year warranty for peace of mind
  • Extra long line length perfect for sheets and towel

What's Included With The Retractaway 50

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

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Brand Austral
Suitable For 5 or More People
Total Line Space 50m
Cabinet Width 0.8m
Maximum Line Extension 10m
Minimum Line Extension 2m
Warranty 10 Years
Cabinet Depth 0.125m
Number of Lines 5




Is there a minimum distance that I have to pull out the lines? Yes, the Retractaway 50 has a minimum extension of just 2m. This means you can pull the lines out from the cabinet any distance from 2m up to 10m 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.  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 50 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.



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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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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