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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
Anthony Hocking
5/5 a week ago
THE BEST customer service I've had in a long time. Super helpful staff, even with a warranty issue. Great prices and the website is a pleasure to use too. Quick, cheap shipping. Can't recommend them enough.
Harri Raikko
5/5 a month ago
I recently had an amazing experience with Mario. His customer service skills are on point. I was looking to purchase some new batteries for my xmaxx and he was able to point me in the right direction making sure I was happy with my decision. Mario was extremely patient and it felt like he truly wanted to help, not just because it's his job. I would recommend hobbies direct to anyone not just for their exceptional customer service but also their wide range of quality products.
Clinton Scott
5/5 in the last week
Great service. Very friendly and helpful. The kit had a couple of small fittings missing and they sent replacements immediately, no questions asked. You cant ask for more than that. Highly recommend.
John Burge
5/5 a month ago
Hobbies Direct, are quick, professional & easy to communicate with. I had an issue with a product of my own fault, Aaron was quick to respond to my dilemma via email, raised a solution & gave me all the relevant info needed. Very rare to find this level of customer service. Would highly recommend using these guys.
Victor Handley-Parsons
5/5 a year ago
I go there quite a bit to get my car's fixed all the staff are so helpful at all times 👍

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

Ron

Sales & Support

Aaron

Product Specialist

Alex

Warehousing

Nic

Data Management

Shayne

Data Management

Julie

Admin & Packaging

Lucy

Admin & Packaging

Wendy

Chief Paper Shredder

Angus

Web Developer

Dan

Senior Web Developer

Mario

Product Sales & Support

Belinda

Accounts

Bridey

Admin & Packaging

Alannah

Admin & Packaging

William

Product Photography

Hugh

Sales & Support

Scott

Sales & Support

Zac

Warehousing

Ed

Warehousing

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