Founded in 1910, City Hatters is a renowned Melbourne institution that has survived the vagaries of fashions and trends for over a century.

With the services that we offer, City Hatters is not only able to provide you with the season's latest styles, but can assist you to rejuvinate your favourite hats.



City Hatters stocks a huge range of both formal and casual men's hats, as well as an expanding range of women's hats, so we hope to have every head covered! With new stock arriving regularly, we will always endeavour to match you with the perfect piece to suit your needs and desires.



Did your Panama get caught in the rain? New puppy chewed up your favourite cap? Need to have your old Akubra resized and reshaped after a bit too much hard work? Come by the shop and chat to our in-house milliner to see what we can do to restore your much-loved headwear back to its former glory.



If you really love something in-store but feel it could be that little bit better if only... City Hatters is proud to offer a range of alterations that can sometimes even be performed while you wait: custom coloured ribbons, binding, reshaping, linings, chinstraps, you name it and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Located Under the Clocks at Melbourne's Historic Flinders Street Railway Station

Our Store

211 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Open HOURS: 

Monday - 9:30am–6pm
Tuesday - 9:30am–6pm
Wednesday - 9:30am–6pm
Thursday - 9:30am–6pm
Friday - 9:30am–6pm
Saturday - 9am–5pm
Sunday -  10am–4pm


Over the years the customer range has varied almost as much as the city of Melbourne.

City Hatters has served old, young, titled, swaggies, footy followers, RSL, race goers, Governors General, actors, personalities and anyone requiring a hat for any occasion. 

City Hatters began trading as a hat shop beneath the clocks at Flinders Street station in 1910.

Originally it was the station master’s office when Flinders Street station was built and after this the builder used the office when the master moved upstairs. It became a hat shop owned and managed by the Buzolich family and called Buzolich’s. Doug Buzolich was one of five brothers who owned 4 shops in Melbourne and one in Geelong . The one remaining was the Flinders Street shop.

HB’s acquired Buzolich’s in 1927. Wallace, Buck (of Henry Bucks fame) & Goodes were major suppliers and Henry Buck himself acquired the business after a friendly exchange of assets and debts and have owned and managed the store ever since.

In 1934 Bill Littlehales became the manager and buyer and worked there for over 50 years and was one of the last of the legendary great hatters, retiring finally in 1990.

Major events on the City Hatters calendar are The Derby, The Melbourne Cup and Christmas.

Our welcoming, knowledgeable and competent staff look forward to your visit

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Contact Details:

Post: 211 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone: (03) 9614 3294


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