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

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

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

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

Rosewood Workshops
Specialising in live steam and On30

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

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

New South Wales

All Aboard
68-72 Old Hume Highway,
North Mittagong (Braemar) 2575
Phone: 02 4871 2966
Click here for more information and a map

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
Click here for more information and a map

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

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

The Rail Hobbies
75 Central Avenue,
Oak Flats 2529
Phone: 02 4256 0188

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

and

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

Traintasia
13L Yarrandale Rd,
Dubbo NSW
Phone: 02 6884 9944

Vic Barnes Cycle and Model Train Centre
213 Lambton Rd,
New Lambton NSW 2305
Phone: 02 4952 1886
Click here for more information and a map

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

Queensland

Aurora Trains
172 Evans Road,
Salisbury Qld 4107
Phone: 07 3272 7866
(Sharing showroom space with 3e Innovative P/L)

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

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

Hobbyrama
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

End of the Line Hobbies
78 Ocean Street
Victor Harbour SA 5211
Phone:  08 8552 7900

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

Somerset Models
Shop 1, 7 Walker Place,
Gawler SA

Victoria

Airport West Hobbies
26 Thomas Street,
Airport West 3042
Phone: 03 9324 3841
Click here for more information and a map

Bendigo Electronics
167-169 Lyttleton Terrace,
Bendigo Vic 3550
Phone: 03 5444 4044

Branchline
490 Dorset Road
Croydon Vic 3136
Phone: 03 9723 1211

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

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
Geelong Vic
Phone: 03 5298 2578

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

Train World
290 Bay Street, Brighton Vic 3186
Phone: 03 9596 6342
Click here for more information and a map

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
or
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.