City Hatters

at 211 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000 Australia

City Hatters is a renowned Melbourne institution, and has survived the test of time and the vagaries of fashions and trends for over a century.

City Hatters
211 Flinders Street
Melbourne , VIC 3000
Contact Phone
P: (03) 9614 3294


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 under 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. Craig Cochrane now buys and manages for this iconic shop and is well known to thousands of his customers. 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

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:30- 18:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:30- 18:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:30- 18:00
  • Thursdays: 09:30- 18:00
  • Fridays: 09:30- 18:00
  • Saturdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 16:00


Price category
$$$ (30-50)

Company Rating

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Grand Final Eve public holiday opening hours: 10.00am to 5.00pm And we're pleased to say that another large delivery of Akubra hats, and new summer style have arrived this week, but we've been so busy we haven't had a chance to photograph all the new styles yet! Pictures will be uploaded in the next few days so stay tuned for updates. - The team at City Hatters

Published on 2015-09-30 07:54:14 GMT

Good news everyone! Our big top-up of Akubra has just landed in the shop. Almost 300 hats! Plus new stock from Brixton and A Bedda Copolla summer caps... Starting g to unpack new w, so it should all be on the shelves by this afternoon.

Published on 2015-10-22 22:58:55 GMT

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