Metro Hobbies

Metro Hobbies

Situated in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Metro Hobbies proudly stands as an esteemed cornerstone of the Australian hobby scene, shaping the passion and interests of enthusiasts for over four decades. With an unwavering commitment to cultivating a love for hobbies in individuals of all ages, Metro Hobbies has consistently delivered a delightful array of awe-inspiring products and experiences. Their extensive range spans from captivating Plastic Model Kits and mesmerizing Model Trains to exhilarating Slot cars, captivating Gundam Models, thrilling Radio Control Cars, Boats, and Aircraft, as well as a comprehensive selection of Hobby Tools, Paints, and Supplies.

Whether you choose to explore their inviting physical store or browse through their convenient online platform, you will be greeted with an abundance of choices. In the rare instance where a desired item is not currently in stock, they proudly go the extra mile to source it for you from their extensive network of trusted suppliers. At Metro Hobbies, they believe that affordability should never be a barrier to pursuing one’s hobby. Hence, they offer highly competitive pricing, further bolstered by their storewide price match system. This exceptional feature allows them to match the price of any item offered by an Australian competitor, provided it is in stock and not part of a sale or special promotion.

To appreciate the legacy and history that underpin Metro Hobbies, it is crucial to delve into their roots. The journey began over four decades ago when they first established themselves as the Metropolitan Model and Hobby Centre, specializing in the thrilling world of radio control cars. Although radio control cars remain a significant part of their inventory, they have thoughtfully expanded their offerings to encompass an array of exciting products. Today, you can find an impressive assortment of radio control helicopters, planes, boats, slot cars, train sets, model kits, and even the beloved LEGO® brand.

In a landmark moment for their company, they joined forces with the renowned Victorian Hobby Centre in April 2012. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling CBD on Swanston Street, the Victorian Hobby Centre had long been an iconic hub for hobby enthusiasts across Australia. For more than four decades, they catered to the desires of enthusiasts, providing a gateway to the extraordinary realm of hobbies. Their expertise extended to plastic model kits, model trains, slot cars, Gundam, RC cars and aircraft, as well as a comprehensive range of hobby tools and supplies. Recognizing the incredible wealth of knowledge possessed by the Victorian Hobby Centre, they made it their mission to preserve and transfer their legacy to their new, expanded location at 257 Bourke Street. This transition ensured that their years of expertise and passion would continue to flourish under the Metro Hobbies banner.

In a testament to their unwavering commitment to growth and customer satisfaction, Metro Hobbies embarked on yet another exciting expansion in October 2022. They proudly opened their third retail store at 122 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong, a thriving hub where hobbyists—both seasoned and aspiring—can congregate to share their passion. This expansion allowed them to reach even more individuals and foster a community of like-minded enthusiasts who can inspire and support one another.

Today, Metro Hobbies stands tall as one of Australia’s largest and most reputable specialist hobby retail groups. Their overarching goal remains to provide their cherished customers with unparalleled customer service and unrivaled technical knowledge. What sets them apart is the genuine passion and dedication possessed by their staff, all of whom are avid hobbyists themselves. As a team, they take immense pride in being more than just a store; they are a community of individuals who genuinely enjoy what they do.

Feel free to reach out to them at any time, for any advice or guidance pertaining to your chosen hobby. They are here to assist you, ensuring that you embark on a fulfilling journey and revel in the sheer joy that hobbies bring. At Metro Hobbies, they strive to be your guiding compass, directing you towards the right resources, tools, and experiences that will enhance your hobby and bring you immeasurable satisfaction.


If you visit Metro Hobbies, you can visit ABC Car Collection as well because we are located in the same area. Look at below maps to find directions.

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ABC Car Collection

6/18-20 Webster St

Dandenong VIC 3175

0423 353 333