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Our History

Frontline Hobbies (Established 1978) has grown over the years to be the largest Australian hobby store.

The original store sold only model soldiers trading from approximately 10sm but soon expanded to include model kits and model rail.
 
The early trading name of the store was Mainly Military, reflecting the model soldier bias, but changed in the late eighties to trade as Frontline Hobbies.
 
Later, radio control was added to the range, then Die-Cast collectables, games, puzzles and finally under twelves educational toys.
 
Located in Newcastle CBD, NSW, Australia our city store is on Hunter Street. A new flagship store at 5 Lang Road, Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292, opened in April 2018. The flagship store is the larger of the two. If you are planning a visit please allow several hours to take it all in. If you cannot physically visit, please take a virtual tour.
 
Frontline Hobbies is Australian owned and operated by the Scott family since inception. We have decades of experience and knowledge on all things hobby.
 
We are here to help.
 
Frontline Hobbies store front photograph