Situated in Melbourne, Metro Hobbies is a foundation of the Australian hobby scene. For more than 40 years we have been helping enthusiasts of every age enjoy everything awesome in the world of hobbies, from Plastic Model Kits, Model Trains, Slot cars, Gundam Models, Radio Control Cars, Boats and Aircraft, to Hobby Tools, Paints 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 40 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. Originally on Swanston Street, right at the heart of the Melbourne CBD, the Victorian Hobby Centre was an icon of the Australian hobby scene. For more than 40 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, 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.

With the closure of the Swanston Street address, we have transferred all that knowledge and passion over to a new, larger location at 257 Bourke Street.

In October 2022, Metro Hobbies expanded again to open its third retail store 122 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong here we continue to share our enjoyment of hobbies with current and aspiring hobby enthusiasts.

Metro Hobbies today is one of the largest 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.

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

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