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Jaycar Electronics Group – Media Announcement

The Jaycar Electronics Group announced its Founder and Managing Director, Mr Gary Johnston, passed away in March 2021 after a short illness.

See here for the full statement from CEO Michael Newsom: PDF

About us

Our company

Jaycar is a leading Australian and New Zealand electronics retail company that is committed to providing our customers with quality, range, and value for money. We have a passion for electronics and are proud of the unique products we bring to our customers.

We have over 130+ stores across Australia and New Zealand so if you're after a specific electronic component or any number of useful gadgets find your closest store and come visit us.

Our mission is to provide a wide selection of quality electronic products at an affordable price.

Our people

Jaycar employs almost 1000 staff, many of whom have been with the company for many years. We foster promotion from within and develop our people as we continue to grow. If you have a love of electronics and would like to join a vibrant and expanding company, click here to view our current employment opportunities.


Jaycar is a 100% Australian owned company with its head offices in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. We operate more than 130+ stores across Australia and New Zealand. Click here to find the store nearest you.

Head office contact information (Australia)

320 Victoria Rd
Rydalmere, Sydney NSW 2116

Head office contact information (New Zealand)

16-18 Fisher Crescent
Mt Wellington, Auckland 6037
New Zealand

Toll free phone (AU): 1800 022 888
Toll free phone (NZ): 0800 452 9227
Toll free phone (UK): 0800 032 7241
Toll free phone (USA/Canada): 1800 784 0263


There are over 170 independent businesses in our reseller network that share our commitment to quality and service and make our products available to a wider geographic area. Click here to find your nearest Jaycar Authorised Reseller.


Our buyers are electronics enthusiasts who have a genuine love of the products they buy. They scour the world to bring you the widest range at the lowest price. Our products include:
Electronic kits & modules,
Batteries & chargers,
Power supplies,
Surveillance & alarm systems,
UHF radios,
Test equipment,
HDMI cables & accessories,
Car cameras,
Networking & IT accessories,
Bluetooth audio,
Solar & lighting,
TV antennas,
And an array of amusing novelties and gadgets.


For around 35 years we have published our annual Jaycar Engineering Catalogue. It has become a valuable product and information source. The latest edition can be purchased from any Jaycar store or online.


Jaycar's Australian Business Number is 65 000 087 936