About Metro Hobbies

Situated in Melbourne, in two convenient locations, Metro Hobbies is a foundation of the Australian hobby scene. For more than 36 years we have been helping enthusiasts of every age enjoy everything awesome in the world of hobbies, from Plastic Model KitsModel TrainsSlot carsGundam ModelsRadio Control CarsBoats and Aircraft, to Hobby ToolsPaints and Supplies.

We have a wide range of products available in store and online. If what you are after is not in stock, we will go above and beyond to source it from our current supplier's catalogue. Our pricing is very competitive, and in addition we have a storewide price match system where we can match any Australian competitor's price on an item as long as it is in stock and not on sale/special.

A bit of history... 

Metro Hobbies has been trading for over 35 years in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Formally known as Metropolitan Model and Hobby Centre, the business established itself as a specialist in radio control cars. Radio control cars are still very prominent in Metro Hobbies today although the shop has broadened the product range to include radio control helicopters, planes, boats, slot cars, train sets, model kits & Lego.

In April 2012 Metro Hobbies joined forces with Victorian Hobby Centre.  Found on Swanston Street, right at the heart of the Melbourne CBD, the Victorian Hobby Centre was a foundation of the Australian hobby scene. For more than 35 years they have been serving enthusiasts of every age enjoy everything awesome in the world of hobbies, from plastic model kits, model trains, slot cars, Gundam models, RC cars and aircraft, hobby tools and supplies, and everything in between.  Victorian Hobby Centre's strength was always its knowledge of new and old plastic models as well model rail.

In June 2014 Victorian Hobby Centre took on the Metro Hobbies name, but still remains true to its origin with a focus on plastic model kits and model rail.

Metro Hobbies today is one of the larget specialist hobby retail groups in Australia.  Our goal is to provide our customers with amazing customer service and technical knowledge.  Our staff are all keen hobbyists themselves, and we are modestly proud of being a shop of people who do enjoy what they do. 

We have a wide range of products available on the shop floor, and yet we can still order in items not in stock for customers, if it is available from a current supplier's catalog. We pride ourselves in ensuring new release product is avaliable to our customers quickly.  Our pricing is very competitive, and in addition we have a storewide price match system where we can match any domestic competitor's price on an item as long as it is in stock and not on sale/special.

Ask us anytime for any advice regarding your hobby, and we will try our best to point you to the right direction so you may enjoy your hobby even more!