Hobbies Direct offers online and in store laybys for all customers. All layby purchases must adhere to the following terms and conditions:

Layby Duration

The maximum time a layby can be active for is 3 months. 

Minimum Order

You can layby any order as long as it has an order total of $100 or higher.

Minimum Deposit

The minimum deposit for all laybys is 20%.


You may cancel a layby at anytime, just keep in mind that there's a $20 cancellation fee when cancelling a layby.

How to start a layby

Starting a layby is easy!

  1. First, register an account or login to your existing account.
  2. Add your desired products to your cart and select "Checkout".
  3. In the "Payment Method" section select "Lay-by Installments" then, select your payment method (eg. PayPal, Credit Card etc.) and enter your deposit amount (this must equal to or higher then that minimum deposit amount (see image below).
  4. Continue through the checkout as normal and click "Confirm Order".

How to add a layby payment

  1. First, login to your existing account.
  2. Go to my account and click View your order history.
  3. Select the blue eye button on the layby you wish to add a payment to. Your active layby must have a order status of "Layby in Progress" (see image below) if it doesn't you need to contact us.
  4. Scroll down until you see the layby information (see image below). Then, enter the amount you wish to pay (highlighted in red) and click the "Pay Now" button.
  5. Continue through the checkout as normal and click "Confirm Order" at the bottom to complete your payment.