Australian hat shortage hits the regions where people need them most

Ellouise Bailey
Updated July 4 2023 - 6:09pm, first published 6:00pm
Mavericks Western Wear Manager Kerrie Hamilton says some of her customers are waiting up to two and a half years for their favourite hat to be re-stocked. Picture by Ellouise Bailey
Mavericks Western Wear Manager Kerrie Hamilton says some of her customers are waiting up to two and a half years for their favourite hat to be re-stocked. Picture by Ellouise Bailey

Australian hat retailers have reported increased demand is behind a hat shortage driving some customers to wait up to two and a half years to get their hands on their favourite wide-brim styles.

Ellouise Bailey

Ellouise Bailey

Journalist

Queensland Country Life reporter based in Rockhampton and reporting on agriculture in the central Queensland region. Got a story? Get in touch: 0447 477 399 or email ellouise.bailey@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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