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Why Hobbies Direct?

Customers love using our parts finder to find replacement and upgrade parts.

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We offer the lowest prices straight up. Our bulk ordering and automatic pricing model ensures this.


Lightning-fast same-day dispatch for orders placed before 1pm.

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Our massive Geelong (VIC) warehouse is fully stocked with a vast range of the best hobby products.


A team of experienced hobbyists with hundreds of 5-star reviews ready to help you.

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It all started in 2008 when two brothers loved their drift cars a little too much.

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James Bowman
5/5 in the last week
Aaron and the crew at Hobbies Direct have been great as I get into r/c and scale modelling. Every question and every email has been quick and concise in sourcing parts, kits, detail parts and special order. If a part has been held up by their supplier they have always let me know and their knowledge of what fits has helped me build two crawlers for me and a r/c buggy for my son. The range is awesome, the website easy to navigate and the personal garage is very handy for adding parts that fit right first time. They are my go to hobby shop. Orders have been sent well packaged and on time. Highly recommended for interstate hobbyists.
Victor Handley-Parsons
5/5 6 months ago
I go there quite a bit to get my car's fixed all the staff are so helpful at all times 👍
Richard Bancroft
5/5 in the last week
Once again Mario has come through with the goods 👍 Has some trouble with my sons rc car, and he sorted the parts and got them to me the very next day. Great range great service, always good to deal with.
qi Wang
1/5 3 months ago
I was in hobbies direct on Tuesday which is 5th January 2021. My RC car has noises if I pull full throttle. Those noises sound like something wrong with gears. A shop assistant came to me and check my car. He said that I need to connect front wheels and rear wheels with central shaft. He said Noise would be gone if I do so. Then I told him I connected front and rear wheels already, but noise is still there. However, he insisted his idea. After I got back home. I disassembled the gear box again, cleaned all greasy gears. And then I found one main gear is worn out. Hobbies direct staff does not want to help at all. They just want to sell their long-term stocked products to customers and leave them alone. Before they severed me, one customer gave his RC car to hobbies direct mechanics to fix. That customer came to pick it up while he found some parts missing. That customer asked the mechanics where the missing parts are. Mechanics said he threw them in the bin. That customer was very angry, but he made his payment to the stupid mechanics. All in all, I will not buy anything from hobbies direct. Because of the wort experience I have ever had.
Shayla Ramsay
5/5 2 months ago
Look for a hobby store no further! Hobbies Direct 110% deserve your business. I ordered an RC car for my partner for Christmas and Hobbies Direct far exceeded my expectations. Aaron went above and beyond for my order. The customer service I received was impeccable. To the prompt email replies, combining orders into one parcel, sending direct links for the accessories I needed, fast delivery to even adding a personalised Christmas card and Christmas banner to the box. You cannot get better service than that. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The RC car is a total winner in our household & beyond, becoming an essential for all camping trips. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hobbies Direct - Online Hobby Shop

What do we do?

We sell a wide range of hobby products (specialising in radio control and plastic models) directly to the public via our online shop and shop in Breakwater (Geelong VIC, an hour south of Melbourne). We are a team of hobbyists that pride ourselves on customer service and are dedicated to continuous improvement.

Our story

2008 - the founders Hamish and Angus (brothers) were just 13 and 12 years old when they purchased their first hobby-grade radio control drift car and couldn't stop modifying it. Soon after, they imported 4 drift cars and sold them on eBay from their bedroom.

2009 - they merged with their parents' (Julie and Andrew) business Web and Warehouse and continued on growing, learning and of course, playing.

2015 - the hobby section was growing so fast they decided to separate the hobby section to its own entity to provide a smoother experience. This is when Hobbies Direct was born and we launched hobbiesdirect.com.au.

Hobbies Direct is now Australia's largest hobby store and continues to innovate and pioneer the hobby industry.

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