Austral Retractaway 40 Clothesline

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Space Saving 8m Long Reaching Austral Retracting Clothesline

7 to 14 Day Delivery Period

The Austral Retractaway 40 is a superb clothesline suitable for a family of up to 6 people. The Retractaway clotheslines are a great way to save space as they can be mounted in a wide range of configurations to suit your location, especially narrow spaces.


  • Suits up to 6 people
  • 40mtrs of line space
  • 800mm wide x 125mm high x 170mm deep
  • Holds King Size Sheets
  • Variable extendable length 2m to 8m
  • Multiple mounting combinations
  • 5 PVC lines that minimise marks
  • 20 year manufacturer's warranty
  • Free Delivery

Important Note:We do not offer the post to post option with Austral retracting clotheslines. The reason is with the large span the posts can ben and Austral do not cover this under warranty.

: The winding mechanism is on right-hand side when facing the product

5 PVC line Retractaway 40 is very popular due to its Massive 8m reach and has a unique line tension system. 


Post Kit and Ground Socket are accessories that are required for certain situations.

Colours: Woodland Grey and Classic Cream and others depending on your location, refer colour chart

What's Included

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

Special Note: Due to the length and type of this line, it will sag in the middle when extended.

Installation Options For Retractable Clotheslines 

Wall to Wall: Standard cabinet only, wall fixings
Wall to Post: Standard cabinet and post kit required
Post To Post: Mount bar, 2 x post kits
Post to Wall: Standard cabinet, mounting bar and post kit required

The socket is optional for all posts as it allows you to remove the post when no in use

Manual: Austral Retractaway Manual


Brand Austral
Model Retractaway 40 Retracting Clothesline
Colours Woodland Grey, Classic Cream, Surfmist, Monument (Extended Colour Range in NSW&ACT)
Suitable for 2 to 6 People
Number of Lines 5
Hanging Space Up to 40m
Housing Dimensions 800mm Wide x 125mm Hight x 170mm Deep
Line Extension 2m to 8m Max
Is Assembly Required No
Mounting Post Available Yes
Code RA40CC, RA40WG, RA40MON, RA40SM
EAN 9315384000241, 9315384000258
Country of Manufacture Australia
Manufacturers Warranty 20 year Structural frame / 12 months cord


Delivery times vary depending on the courier and your location. Products typically take between 1 to 5 working days to arrive in metro areas and up to 19 working days in remote locations after they have been despatched. Couriers do ask to allow an additional 10 working days on their estimated time frames provided above.

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    Jenny M.

    Totally happy

    good service and also the level of communication is above average, thanks. Arrived even sooner than expected. Product is sturdy and looks good. Tensioning took a bit of time (as expected, we are not great at these things, at least the instructions were clear, 2 people a couple of hours) but all good now. Been using a few months now and would definitely recommend this product and company.

    Helen S.
    Australia Australia

    Retractable clothesline

    Great! Convenient, space saver, good quality product


    Simply Clotheslines

    Thanks for your feedback Helen =]

    George R.
    Australia Australia


    Delivered quickly, and was easy to know what to get on the website. Had more options in stock ready to go than a certain big green shop. All self-installed in about two days (you might be faster if you actually enjoy playing with concrete…). Easy enough to adjust with an online video or two. Unfortunately looks like this thing will last through the apocalypse (or at least until the internet has been replaced with that wacky electric car guy’s monkey brain implants and we can only buy fruit-branded hydrogen powered products with cryptocurrency via his mate Jeff’s website) otherwise I’d say I’d be coming back to simplyclotheslines for the next one.


    Simply Clotheslines

    Thanks for the awesome review there George. Enjoy your new Austral Retractaway =]

    Michael L.
    Australia Australia

    Great Value and Good Service

    I bought this clothesine to replace a similar, broken unit. After shopping around, I found that Simply Clotheslines had it for the best price nationally. Combined with free-shipping, it was a deal that even the big box hardware store couldn't compete with. While I didn't choose the installation service myself, it's pretty reasonably priced. I'd certainly recommend it for someone who doesn't have the experience or know-how to do the job - saves you time and frustration by getting your clothesline ready to go the day it's delivered. Overall, the online experience was very easy from start to finish. Delivery was made within the estimated timeframe provided by Simply Clotheslines. The Austral Retractaway 40 is a solidly built clothesline. You can certainly see the difference in construction after looking at certain overseas manufactured retractable clotheslines. Offering 8 metres over 5 lines for 40 metres of line space, it's certainly big enough to handle washing for a family of 5. It's also pretty straight forward and easy to to use. I opted to go with a ground socket for the reciever pole as well. That way we get some yard space back when it's not in use. Overall, this a great clothesline at a price that's good value.


    Simply Clotheslines

    Thanks for your feedback Michael, that's awesome to hear =]

    Peter. Aumann.
    Australia Australia

    Austral clothesline

    Excellent product Easy to install, and use


    Simply Clotheslines

    Thanks for your feedback Peter =]