Melbourne International Millinery Competition 2022

Milliners: Register your entry to the competition
Book your ticket to the hat display at historic Labassa Mansion on Sun Feb 20
All hats entered will be on display at the beautiful historic Labassa Mansion. Winners will be announced live during the last session around 4pm.
three dresses
Three Dresses designed by Vivienna Lorikeet

Australia’s most renowned millinery competition is back for the sixth year!

This year’s theme is …… Mother of the Bride …… and Bridegroom of course!

It’s a theme that encompasses respect and a sense of occasion for a very important event in our lives - the wedding. Let’s see if we can promote this concept a little bit more in countries like Australia.

Weddings are celebrated quite differently in different parts of the world.

Did you know, for example, in the UK it is only this year that the law allows couples to get married outdoors. Previously, marriage had to take place in a building or structure.

In Australia you can get married at a winery, in a rainforest, even on the beach.

This year’s theme asks you to design and create a hat for the Mother of the Bride wearing one of these three outfits. We will send you swatches for all three outfits. You can choose, when you receive them, for which outfit you would like to design.