- 1 General electronics retailers
- 2 Hobbyist electronics
- 3 Hobby stores
- 4 Not electronics
- 5 Specialist retailers
General electronics retailers
- Old fashioned electronics store, City and Enfield (not related). Altronics reseller - Aztronics' prices are usually the same.
- 170 Sturt Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Phone: (08) 8212 6212
- 470A Main North Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084, Phone: (08) 8349 6340
- Hackerspace Adelaide has a Trade Price deal with Aztronics. Simply say you're from "hackerspace" and you'll get the trade price on all electronics, at both stores. (thanks Ralph!)
- General electronics retailer. City, Gepps Cross, Modbury, Clovelly Park, Reynella.
- Electron Hobbies
- Adelaide based
- Mostly RF gear, but some Arduino-esque stuff.
- No brick-and-mortar location but it has a Prospect PO box ;)
- Interstate retail electronics store. Sells SMT gear in reasonable quantities. Aztronics is a local reseller.
- Element 14 (formerly Farnell)
- Massive range, prices can vary. $13 shipping, free above $45. $10 minimum order.
- RS Australia
- Similar to Element 14.
Their site isn't as easy to searchRS now have a "NEW advanced parametric search", so you can more easily select the parameters you want. Free shipping, no minimum order!
- Mouser reseller. $15 delivery below $200, free above.
- Regular electronics parts and surplus. Some cheap LCD screens. Freight starts at $10.
- Great prices, slow delivery (from Thailand - allow about 12 days). $4 delivery for orders <$50. If you haven't got the "order shipped" within a few days, ask them if you can remove parts if they're not in stock.
- Tayda Electronics
- Big retailer; free shipping over AUD60 or USD50
- US based big retailer. Usually have free shipping above about USD20. Pay in USD; it's usually much cheaper than AUD. Orders can arrive in less than a week.
Also see #Hobby stores for robotics and mechanical parts
- Tinker Electric
- Free hackerspace Woodville drop off. Add the hackerspace product to get it dropped off at Woodville. 10% off first order with code HS1.
- Apparently they sell stuff from the Practical Arduino book. Their website doesn't tell you much about them. Their SMT oven uses Twitter!
- Little Bird
- Shipping from $7.20.
- Toys Down Under
- Robot Gear
- Shipping from $6.50.
- Australian Robotics
- Arduinos, displays etc. $6.50 shipping, free above $50.
- Not the cheapest, but they have some interesting stuff. $5.50 shipping.
- Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Beaglebone, parts, test equipment etc. About $10 shipping.
- Aus E-parts
- Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Beaglebone, parts, test equipment etc. Delivery from $9.20.
- Geared motors, speed controllers. Shipping from $8.50.
- Tronix Labs
- Shipping $5. Hobbyist (Arduino, Pi, ESP8266 etc), robotics, general electronics, Adafruit reseller, random box
- Core Electronics
- Shipping from $3.
- Ocean Controls
- Pololu distributor in Seaford, Victoria
- "We're a local online store based in Victoria, Australia. We stock a selection of small devices, kits, and electronic components for hobby and education needs."
I don't think we pay GST (15%). Air mail should be about $10.
- Bulk orders from Sparkfun.
- Seeed Studio
- Hobbyist parts, PCB manufacturing. Free shipping for USD50+.
- Itead Studio
- Hobbyist parts, PCB manufacturing. Shipping from $4.
- Arduino clones, PC oscilloscopes, cheap 3D printing electronics kits. Free shipping.
- Free shipping, they seem reliable
- Hobby King
- Parts for RC vehicles, and cheap Arduino clones. Registered shipping for $4. Some stock available from Australia (with higher shipping).
- Hard to find breakout boards, if you don't mind the wait
- All sorts of hard to find robot parts, controller boards etc. Shipping from USD19; try a reseller.
- The Pi Hut
- Sell Pi Zeros (one). GBP4 shipping.
Also check ebay and Ali Express for cheap Arduinos (and clones), USB-TTL adapters, LED displays etc. Unlike some stores, they have stock already and they're likely to dispatch stuff fairly quickly.
eBay can be a bit of a mine-field, so here are some sellers people have used regularly with success.
- Caveat: they often send out of a $5 voucher with purchases. This only works on their website (not their eBay store), where conveniently, everything seems to cost about $5 more (it's such a soft scam I find it kind of adorable).
- superelectronicsparts (aka may139188)
- Dupont crimp connectors.
- AMC Supplies
- Somerton Park
CSM steel edwardstown
generally seem happy to cut steel to strange sizes in small amounts Has a good shadow board for sizeing
metalcorp grand junction rd
Good for off cuts has a large section set aside for scrap off cuts Also has a scrap bin of small "useless" scrap that can yield treasure
Silicone and plastic casting
- Large bits of foam. "If you dont care that its not perfect (slight defects from hot wire cutting), 2nds sheets are dirt cheap."
- will sell you 300×300mm pieces of Acrylic for the "minimum cut charge" of $10. St Marys.
Also has a significant scrap supply for cheap and can be sweet talked if buying a few pieces Excellent for poly irrigation BSP plumbing and some NPT
A few people have said good things about City Plastics with their prices and service.
- Oatley Electronics
- All sorts of electronic
crapsurplus parts. About $10 shipping.
- That's not garbage - Beverley
- Various stuff that people normally toss out, intended for art projects
- EL wire source
- Cheap electroluminescent wire. From Canada, shipping $2.50 (a letter) - $10.00 (air mail small parcel).
- Communications and USB products. Sydney.
- small bearings, timing pulleys, timing belts, seals, o-rings, spur gears, mitre gears, internal gears, taper pins rod ends, and so on
- 10 boards for about $1.40 each. 10 day delivery. Dan seems to be happy with them, but EEVBlog's Dave isn't so happy (also see these tips).
- Fusion PCB by Seeed
- Mark has had success with this
- Hackvana by Mitch aka CapnKernel on #ozhs
- From $19, fast turnaround available. As used in Mark's recent designs.
- OSH Park
- 3 boards for $5 per in². Free shipping from US.
- Dirty PCBs
- TinySine (China)
- Seems to offer SMT population (PCBA) too. Haven't tried them.
- 10 boards for USD10. 5 boards populated with resistors and capacitors for USD40.
- PCB Way
- From $12 shipped (5 80x50mm boards). Also good pricing on other sizes. Based in China it does cost to ship in a reasonable time. John had an issue with a larger order and they replaced it free of charge.
Also see the Element14 forum.
- Diamond Age
- from NZ. Sells ASA (UV resistant ABS). From NZD10 shipping.
- Bilby 3D
- Printer parts, filament (PLA, ABS, PET, proprietary). NSW.
- Inition Thinglab
- Printer parts, filament (ABS, PLA, HIPS, ASA, PET, Nylon, flexible). Victoria.
- 3D Printer Gear
- Mostly filament and commercial printers. ABS, PLA, HIPS, TPU, Nylon, proprietary etc.
- 3D Junction
- Online only but in SA, orders generally arrive next day (also Adafruit and E3D distributor). No filament.
- 1.75mm (only) ABS and PLA, $21/kg, $6 shipping from Sydney.
- 3D Fillies
- 1.75mm and 3mm ABS, 1.75mm PLA, PETG, ABS, TPU; under $30/kg delivered
- PLA, ABS, TPE, TPU, PETG. $10 delivery.
- Blueprint 3D
- PLA, ABS, ASA, HIPS, Polycarbonate, etc. Sells small quantities. Free delivery over 0.5kg.
- 1.75mm (only) ABS and PLA, 3 for $74, free shipping over $50