Furlough House
Retirement Village

Our heritage buildings accommodate 120 persons within 81 self-contained units. Well maintained gardens and lawns provide a very pleasant environment, and being directly opposite Narrabeen surf beach, the general atmosphere is that of a holiday home. The complex is within easy walking distance of Narrabeen Shopping Centre, and public transport, with ready access to local churches
and community services.


Established in 1918, it was the first patriotic establishment in Australia offering rest and respite to ex- servicemen and their families in times of worry and strife. The peaceful situation of the complex facing the ocean – and within reach of Narrabeen Lagoon – ensured its enduring charm and popularity. Although it has grown and changed since the early days Furlough House still retains the promise of respite and relaxation envisaged by the early founders who have endeavoured over the years to maintain the integrity of the early concept behind the inauguration concept.

Furlough House has moved from being short term assistance for wives and families who enjoyed a much needed break away from their immediate worries and concerns – and has now developed into a larger complex of 81 Units in several apartment blocks and cottages in a very pleasant garden setting.

The units are for the benefit of retired ex service men and women, and immediate families, who appreciate the benefits of self care, independence and peaceful retirement. The mutual bond of Service life, in all its aspects, is appreciated by residents and strengthens a feeling of community camaraderie.

Our Staff

Kate Hartill
General Manager

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Office Manager

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Tim Hammond
Maintenance Officer

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Our Board

John Brogden AMChairman
Sarah SutherlandDirector
Tracey LakeDirector
John BarkerDirector
Geoff Luck OAMDirector
Tamara Sloper-Harding OAMDirector

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  • Address

    72-90 Ocean St
    Narrabeen NSW 2101

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 82
    Narrabeen NSW 2101

  • FAX

    02 9970 7250

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