A Not For Profit 28 Day Residential Rehab

We offer a life-changing experience by providing an immersive & supportive 28-day residential program with the primary goal of helping our guests get better and start to change their life in a safe and supportive community environment.

What makes us different?

What makes us different from other drug & alcohol rehabs is our program and our staff. All Sydney Retreat staff have experienced dependency issues and found a path to long-term recovery. This allows guests to recover in a safe and caring environment surrounded by experienced and trained individuals who understand.

Our program is modelled off the highly successful Retreat, USA and represents a non-clinical, mutual-help approach to the problem of alcohol and drug dependency. The 28-day residential program offers a comfortable, supportive and educational setting that is grounded in the principles of 12-step recovery.

The Sydney Retreat opens the door to a new life of sobriety.

Proven & Effective Results

The Sydney Retreat is based entirely on the highly successful 12-step facilitated recovery program run by The Retreat, Minneapolis which has been operational for 20 years, and its success rate far exceeds that of any other public or private alcohol and drug rehabilitation program anywhere in the world. 

After attending The Retreat, 59% of people are still sober after 12 months which far exceeds the low recovery rates attributed to other rehabilitation centres that apply different treatments.

As one of Sydney’s best private rehabilitation centres, we pay attention to the quality of care, ensuring that behaviour change isn’t just another fancy phrase but a priority deeply rooted in day-to-day activities, teachings, code of conduct, and belief systems.

The Sydney Retreat Approach

Our Approach

Forever grateful

I want to say a huge thank you to the Sydney Retreat and the amazing staff and program. I have struggled to stop drinking for


What an incredible experience

Hi Guys, I have just completed my 28 days & what an incredible experience. Special thanks to the amazing staff who are always there to


A Rewarding Life Experience

I was fortunate to spend a month at The Sydney Retreat in March 2024. While I had some experience as a member of AA going

Sarah W

I had an amazing experience

I had an amazing experience at the Reteat. The staff are all amazing and supportive and the whole vibe of the place is so uplifting.

Tiarne A

I feel very lucky to have ended up there!

I recently spent 28 days at the Sydney Retreat and it turned out to be the best experience of my life. The program is designed

Stuart R


I think The Sydney Retreat is amazing, I found the staff extremely helpful and


Absolutely Life Changing!

The Retreat was absolutely life-changing. I’m now 434 days sober. I’m so grateful for the

Jeremy M

A Life Saving Program

The Sydney Retreat’s program has really helped me to live happy, joyous and free. My struggles with addiction affected all areas of my life, which


Thank You Sydney Retreat!

As an alumni of the Sydney Retreat, It is my pleasure to offer my testimonial. My 28 days at The Sydney Retreat were a wonderful


Thank you

The Sydney Retreat changed my life. I had been dealing with severe alcohol addiction for most of my 20s. It took away my life –


The Sydney Retreat saved me!!!

Drinking has been a part of my like for over 30 years. I did think it was something I could overcome until I heard about



I attended the Sydney Retreat in March 2022, at the insistence of my brother and financial help from other family members. I had spent most


I can’t thank the Sydney Retreat enough

After years of struggling with addiction & getting clean, my family found the Sydney Retreat. From the moment I arrived there, I knew I was


Dear fabulous Retreat staff and RA’s. I just wanted to thank you.

My foster son has just completed your program and we both can’t thank you enough for the love, support and care he was shown during


Thank you so much, John…

That was more than I was expecting. Your words of support and encouragement mean so much to me that I can’t even put them into


From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you

“As a wife and working mother of a 3 year old, I thought my life was too busy and complicated to go into a 30

Lisa JP

Life Changing Centre

The Sydney Retreat is more than just a wonderful treatment centre, but a LIFE CHANGING centre. The 12 step program literally has saved my life

John Stone

A sober life is possible

The Sydney Retreat completely changed my recovery. For the first time I feel I really understand the disease of addiction and can see the path


A future with some hope

I was very grateful to spend 30 days at The Sydney Retreat (TSR) in April/May 2022. I had reached a low point in my struggle


Internal Love and Strength

“Abstaining from alcohol was just one gift I received by attending The Sydney Retreat. The real blessing is that you’re given the tools to find yourself, to


Best thing I’ve ever done for myself

I was lucky enough to be a beneficiary of the scholarship program without which I would have been unable to attend.  The program is really


Overwhelmed By Support

Thank you for you call today following up on my daughter’s wellbeing after her recent stay at your facility.  I am very pleased to confirm


I´m very grateful

I’m very grateful for the calls and for following up on my daughter’s wellbeing after her recent stay at The Sydney Retreat. I am very


A life-changing experience

Staying at The Sydney Retreat for the 28-day recovery program was truly a life-changing experience. Going into the retreat, I didn’t know what to expect.


The Sydney Retreat saved my life

I wanted to stop drinking alcohol though no matter how hard I try, I couldn’t. Year after year I was effectively drinking against my will.


We recommend a 28-Day Residential Program

As long as you want to fast-track your recovery while minimising the risks of potential relapse, there’s no better way to do so than to choose a residential treatment program. To boost their chances of success, people dependent on alcohol and drugs are often advised to leave their homes and stay in a less distractive environment. Private residential programs, unlike public rehab centres or outpatient treatment programs, allow patients to concentrate on getting their lives back on track and nothing else.

Another benefit to attending a private residential treatment facility is the level of privacy you or your loved one enjoys while focusing on recovery. Breaking bad habits can be challenging and requires extraordinary effort – one that may require getting out of the comfort zone to succeed. However, when patients are placed in a new environment where there’s no judgement, and everyone is focused on achieving similar goals, it becomes easy to push harder, express vulnerability, and even ask for help.


Every week at The Sydney Retreat, guests attend a discussion with addiction medicine specialist, Dr Stephen Jurd. In his Addiction and the Brain lecture series, Dr Jurd hears one question over and over again – Why can’t I moderate my drinking and drug use like everyone else? The answer pertains to a small and ancient part of our brains known as the reward pathway. And this part of the brain reacts differently among addicts and alcoholics.


Take our short 1 minute self assessment quiz to find out if you or a loved one might have a problem with drugs or alcohol.

Alcohol Recovery

Get Better Quicker With Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment

We offer integrated care programs beyond counselling and abstinence, including physical therapy exercises, meditation and group sessions to ensure that every aspect of addiction is well catered for, resulting in higher chances of mental and emotional recovery.

As one of Sydney’s best private rehabilitation centres, we pay attention to the quality of care, ensuring that behaviour change isn’t just another fancy phrase but a priority deeply rooted in day-to-day activities, teachings, code of conduct, and belief systems.

Sydney Alcohol Rehabilitation


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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