Australian Hobby Shops

What and where would the hobby be without it’s hobby shops – those Alladin’s Caves of exquisite kits, beautiful ready-to-run models and everything else you need to make your dream railway empire or simple branch line come true. There wouldn’t be those Saturday mornings spent looking, talking and learning as other modellers come and go and there wouldn’t be that place to send the wife and kids with the Christmas and birthday wish list.

I’ve been both sides of a hobby shop counter and it’s just as magical whichever side you happen to be standing on.

So here is a list of Australian hobby shops that sell sell everything you need for your model railway empire. Click on your state and you’ll be taken to a listing of hobby shops for your state.

Currently there are no listings for Tasmania because I am unable to identify any hobby shops in that State that offer items for model railway enthusiasts. If you know of any, or you own or manage a hobby shop in Tasmania please send me the details. Listings are free and I will be only too happy to add the details to this list.

And with over 2,000 visits a month to this site a free listing is something you shouldn’t miss out on.

NSW | Queensland | South Australia | Victoria | Western Australia

There are two simple requirements for businesses to be listed on this page.

Australia - online hobby shops

Argyle Loco Works
Live steam garden gauge railways and accessories

BNA Model World
A wide range of figures, details and scratchbuilding supplies

Cooee Classics
HO scale Aussie motor vehicles and industrial equipment

End of the Line Hobbies
HO, OO, S and O scale models as well as casting and moulding products.

Greg’s Model Emporium
Manufacturing 1 Gauge NSWGR rolling stock
Used stock and spares for other gauges

Hobby Tools Australia
A huge range of tools and scratchbuilding supplies too

Little Train Shop
Online model train store that offers Afterpay

Lyndon’s Basic Australian Trains
Simple and easy to build Australian model train kits – buy online

Model Train Buildings
Australian buildings in N, HO and O scales

Models N More
Laser cut building and rolling stock kits in N, HO and O

Rail Modeller Australia
HO, N, narrow gauge, scratchbuilding supplies & decals

Oz Model Train Supplies (eBay store)
Specialising in N and HO
Facebook link

Rosewood Workshops
Specialising in live steam and On30

Queensland Scale Models
Queensland buildings, cane railway models, HOn3.5 track and more

SAR N Scale Detailers (Facebook link)
All the detail and Microtrain parts you need

Spirit Design
N Scale locos, wagons & detail parts – laser cutting & etching service

Westrail Models
S and HO scale models of WAGR buildings and rolling stock


All Aboard
68-72 Old Hume Highway,
North Mittagong (Braemar) 2575
Phone: 02 4871 2966

Berg’s Hobbies
181 Church Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone: 02 9635 8618

Bobs Models and Hobbies and Trainorama
3 Chatham Road,
West Ryde NSW
Phone: 02 9809 0530

Casula Hobbies
62 Moore Street,
Liverpool NSW 2170
Phone: 02 9602 8540

Frontline Hobbies
255 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300
Phone: 02 4929 1140

Gosford Hobbies
Shop 3 & 4, 4 Brooks Avenue, Wyong NSW 2250
Phone: 02 4329 2066

Hobby Land
147 Pacific Highway
Hornsby NSW
Phone: 02 9476 2588

Model Railroad Craftsman
Shop 2, 1st Floor, 64-70 Main Street,
Blacktown NSW 2148
Phone: 02 9831 8217

Pamak Hobbies
40 Great Southern Road
Bargo NSW 2574
Phone: 02 4684 2727

The Railcar
9 Duran Street,
Corlette NSW 2315
Phone: 02 4984 6410

Trains, Planes and Automobiles
(Antique Toy Shop)
50 Govetts Leap Road
Blackheath NSW 2785
Phone: (02) 4787 7974


276A Johnston Street
Annandale NSW 2038
Phone: (02) 9818 1184

Vic Barnes Cycle and Model Train Centre
213 Lambton Rd,
New Lambton NSW 2305
Phone: 02 4952 1886

Woodpecker Model Railways
Shop 8, 7 Joyce Street,
Pendle Hill NSW 2145
Phone: 02 9636 3855


Aurora Trains
96-108 Wilkie Street,
Yeerongpilly Qld 4105
Phone: 07 3892 4220
Facebook link

Austral Modelcraft
15 Fairland St,
Mt Gravatt East Qld 4122
Phone: 07 3849 2655

Central Western Remote Control Hobbies
101-105 Clermont Street
Emerald Qld 4720
Phone: 07 4987 5520

Christmas Every Day
Unit 4 & 5 50 Johnston Street
Southport Qld
Phone: 07 5527 0711

Hobby One
Unit 7, 544 Kessels Road,
MacGregor Qld 4109
Phone: 07 3343 8655

cnr Stafford St & Shand St,
Stafford Qld 4053
Phone: 07 3352 3333

J & J Hobbies
15 Selwyn Street, Beaudesert
Phone: 07 5541 3221

M & K Model Railways
50 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay Qld
Phone: 07 4124 1979

Performance Hobbies
2/108 Boat Harbour Drive, Hervey Bay 4655
Phone: 07 4124 6600

Quality Pre-loved Model Trains
9 Washington Ave,
Tingalpa Qld
Phone: 07 3901 2027
Open Saturdays 7am – 12 noon

South Australia

Break of Gauge Shop
National Railway Museum
Lipsom Street,
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Phone: 8341 1690

Junction Models
Shop 5, 449 Main North Road,
Enfield SA 5085
Phone: 08 8349 7464

Orient Express 
2 King William Rd,
Unley SA 5061
Phone: 08 8271 7861

Ozrail Model Trains
Unit 2, Building 4
Lot 1A Lawrence Hargrave Way
Parafield SA 5106
Phone:  08 8258 7665


Airport West Hobbies
26 Thomas Street,
Airport West 3042
Phone: 03 9324 3841

490 Dorset Road
Croydon Vic 3136
Phone: 03 9723 1211

Brunel Hobbies
20 Station Road
Cheltenham Vic 3192
Phone: 1300 BRUNEL

Harper’s Hobbies & Collectables
31 Harold Street,  Wendouree
Phone: 03 5339 6663

Hearns Hobbies
295 Flinders St,
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: 03 9629 1425

Hobbies Plus
40 Tyers Street
Stratford Vic 3862
Phone: 03 5145 6611

Rail ‘N’ Thusiast
24 Crest Rd, Research Vic
Phone:  03 9890 6365

Railway House
152 Hare Street,
Echuca Vic 3564
Phone: 03 5482 5490

Road and Rail Hobbies
151 Melbourne Road
Rippleside Vic
Phone: 03 5298 2578
Hours: 10.30am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Thursday –
10.30am to 6pm Friday – 10.30am to 2pm Saturday

Southern Hobbies
46a Beach St,
Frankston Vic
Phone: 03 9437 0604

Train World
290 Bay Street, Brighton Vic 3186
Phone: 03 9596 6342

The Buffer Stop
535 Plenty Road, Preston East Vic
Phone: 03 9478 0038

Western Australia

Hobbytech International
3/352 South Street, O’connor WA
Phone: 08 9331 2266

Perth Hobby Centre
43 Hutton Street
Osborne Park 6017 WA
Phone: (08) 9322 3376

Perth RC Models and Hobbies
27 Newcastle Street. Perth 6000 WA
Phone: (08) 9328 8986

To have a listing on this page you need to:
1. Have a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop that is open to the public
2. Have an online shop where people can can actually order and pay online. If you’re still building your online store then we will happily list it once people can make a purchase.

No business will be added to this listing that does not comply with these two simple requirements.