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Why Hobbies Direct?
PARTS FINDER

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

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LOWEST PRICES

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

FAST DELIVERY

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

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HUGE RANGE

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

5 STAR SERVICE

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

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FAMILY BUSINESS

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

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What customers say
James Bowman
5/5 a month ago
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 8 months ago
I go there quite a bit to get my car's fixed all the staff are so helpful at all times 👍
Stefanie Poloni
5/5 2 weeks ago
We recently bought a Traxxas 1/10 Slash Electric Off Road RC Short Course Truck. It came in the post very quickly. Communication was fast when i had some questions about the car. great service thanks
Richard Bancroft
5/5 a month ago
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 4 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.

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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Meet the team
Hamish

Purchasing

Andrew

Importing

Cody

Sales & Support

Ron

Sales & Support

Aaron

Product Specialist

Alex

Warehousing

Shayne

Data Analyst

Julie

Admin & Packaging

Lucy

Admin & Packaging

Wendy

Chief Paper Shredder

Angus

Web Developer

Dan

Senior Web Developer

Mario

Product Sales & Support

Stella

Packaging

Belinda

Accounts

Bridey

Admin & Packaging

Alannah

Admin & Packaging

William

Product Photography

Hugh

Sales & Support

Scott

Sales & Support

Josh

Warehousing