A Purpose Built Facility

A Purpose-Built Residential Retreat

While the emphasis of your stay at The Sydney Retreat will be your engagement with recovery members and your work on the 12 steps of recovery, we know that there are other challenges you will need to address when you leave.  

The most valuable resources for anybody commencing life in recovery are the 12 steps and the recovery community.

Most of us have had accommodation, financial, relationship and employment difficulties that we need to work through. The problems caused by our drinking and drug use don’t get resolved overnight – there is bound to be a reconstruction period ahead. But soon, you will come to realise that you’re not alone. Stay close to the recovery community by attending many meetings and talking to your mentor or sponsor. Utilise the wealth of experience that recovery community members have, and piece by piece, you will start to put your life back together.

Sober living and recovery will be a new experience for everybody in your life. Give it time.

A fully renovated, purpose-built facility designed to ensure our guests have a comfortable and safe stay while they recover.

The Sydney Retreat Approach

Our Approach


Along with our purpose-built kitchen and eating areas, we have a 20-bed accommodation section.

The accommodation section includes fully accessible rooms and facilities for people with a disability.

Most guests will be sharing a room. There are some single rooms with ensuites but access to those will depend on their availability when you book.

Healthy eating

Eating healthy is an integral part of the program. Delicious healthy meals and snacks will be provided from our purpose-built catering kitchen. Provision for food allergies is available upon request.

Meals are eaten in our shared communal spaces, the dining room or the outside terrace.

On Sundays, you’ll share a BBQ on the lawn with family and friends.

Meeting Areas

The Sydney Retreat facility includes several beautiful purpose-built meeting areas.

These warm and comfortable meeting areas are a feature of The Sydney Retreat facility and will allow you to fully engage in the daily program.

Our recovery model encourages many connections with people from the recovery community, so we have meetings, standard rooms, and breakout areas for group gatherings and one-on-one conversations.

Through practising the daily program and interaction with our staff, volunteers and each other, you will leave The Sydney Retreat ready for a new life.


If you want more information on our Recovery Programs, please complete the form to receive our brochure. One of our dedicated staff members will also contact you with more details and to answer any questions. You can also call on 02 9171 2920.

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