Retail Store, Click and Collect (pickup from store) and Online Order Dispatch is operating AS NORMAL from Wed 5th January.
We have a skeleton crew aiming to get through all phone and email queries as fast as they can, but due to the volume of queries, it may take longer than usual to get back to you.

We continue to monitor the situation closely, we will keep you informed via our social channels and website.
Please stay safe and well.
RC CARS

From beginner to advanced, we have the perfect RC truck for you

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PARTS

Browse parts, manuals, parts diagrams, how-to videos and more

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MODELS

Get stuck into a detailed model from our extensive range

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Staff picks
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
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 👍
Travis Hancock
5/5 3 weeks ago
5 star all day long. Once again no disappointment. Fantastic communication, specialised service and a friendly mannerism. I'm extremely happy with doing business with you gentlemen. Thank you for the quality products and professionalism.
Clifford David
5/5 in the last week
Great store, such genuine and friendly staff! Drove over today from chadstone just to shop at the store:) the online orders are shipped really fast and packed really well. Easily my favorite hobby store!
Sally Brandum-Brown
5/5 a month ago
The customer service at Hobbies Direct is second to none. They were more than happy to answer all of my questions and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Sue Bowman
5/5 2 months ago
Thanks to Mario for all his help and advice with my first model tank build in 45 years. It turned out great. Excellent service. Cheers James Bowman. Canberra ACT.

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