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.

The fully renovated building includes the latest in modern facilities.

Admission requirements

The Sydney Retreat welcomes men and women who have already detoxed from alcohol or drugs. To ensure the common welfare of all people associated with our 12 step recovery centre, to be eligible as a resident you must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Seeking recovery from alcohol or drug dependence.

  • Motivated to participate in the program.

  • Psychologically and medically stable.

  • Aware that The Sydney Retreat is not a substitute for psychotherapy, medical treatment or detoxification.


The total charge for the 30-day stay will be $9,500. We can discuss various payment options to suit your needs. In future we hope to provide subsidised places for people who can’t afford the full amount.

Health cover & doctors certificate

The Sydney Retreat is not medical treatment so will not be covered by health insurance or Medicare.

We will not be able to provide a doctor’s certificate to cover the time away from work, however, your GP may regard your residency at the Sydney Retreat as a suitable lifestyle intervention to improve your health and provide you with a doctor’s certificate.


The full-time residential aspect of the program is part of its success. We do not offer places for day guests or off-site overnight arrangements and we ask that you remain within the campus at all times.

While in the program your total concentration and attendance will be needed. Our staff are there to help if you are finding this difficult but you will, of course, be free to check-out at any time if you wish.

Code of conduct

The Sydney Retreat guests, both men and women, function as one group living and working together toward a common goal.

Our staff is in attendance 24/7 to support our guest community.

On admission, our guests agree to conduct themselves with respect and consideration for others. The following behaviors will not be tolerated: Smoking in the building; using mood-altering substances; engaging in sexual relationships; using physical aggression.

Our program’s effectiveness depends on your total commitment to recovery thinking so please leave your mobile phone and internet devices at home.

We ask that you not engage in any work calls or emails during your stay so you can commit all your attention to working on your recovery.

If you and your partner both want to attend it is generally best for partners to do their recovery separately. If you and your partner want to recover from alcoholism and or drug addiction, you will need to book at separate times.


If you would like more information on our Recovery Programs, please fill out 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 1300 169 818.

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If you or a loved one are interested in our Recovery Programs or want to better understand how the programs work, please fill out the form and one of our dedicated staff members will reach out with more information.

You can also call on +1300 169 818.


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