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Learn new and traditional hat-making techniques taught by Australia's leading milliners.

  • Design your own fashion hat.
  • Create a stylish head piece or fascinator for races or wedding wear.
  • Learn all about flower designs.
  • Discover secrets of costume millinery!

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Louise Macdonald Milliner offers three types of millinery courses:

  1. Live streaming courses – view millinery courses available

    • Classes are delivered online using the Zoom platform
    • Workshops can be watched on a portable device or desktop computer – go to Zoom's Download Center to install its software or mobile app (a meeting invitation is sent to students following registration and payment for the course)
    • There are two assigned times per course, set for the convenience of millinery students based in Australia, Africa, Canada, Europe and the United States
    • Participants are sent a list of materials on registration and need to source them from local suppliers (recommendations can be given if needed)


  2. Online courses (on demand) – view millinery courses available

    • Pre-recorded online courses can be watched 24/7 on Hat Academy's website
    • Millinery students can learn how to create their hats in their own time and pace
    • Registration and payments are made directly on Hat Academy's website


  3. Face-to-face courses in Melbourne (occasionally in Sydney and Queensland) – Courses to be rescheduled later in the year once local COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of the dates (view millinery courses available).

    • Location / venue – Room 3, 8th floor, 37 Swanston Street (corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane), Melbourne (view location on Google Maps)
    • Participants are sent a list of materials list required for the course on registration.


Terms and conditions

  • Louise Macdonald Milliner retains all intellectual property rights in relation to design, content and techniques taught in the courses. You are not authorised to copy, reproduce, sell, upload, record, post, transmit or distribute any of the course material.
  • Louise Macdonald Milliner will not be liable for any damages or injuries arising out of use of materials, equipment or techniques taught in the courses. It is the students' responsibility to read and comply with the safety data sheets and occupational health and safety guidelines from the manufacturers of the materials and equipment they are using.


Payment (live streaming and face-to-face courses only)

  • Online – By secure online payment (Visa, MasterCard or PayPal), using our online form (read about security)
  • By telephone (currently unavailable)
  • In person (currently unavailable)

Note: Your participation in the millinery course(s) is confirmed only after the payment is received.


Registration / enrolment (live streaming and face-to-face courses only)

  • Online – Fill the online form to enrol in the course(s) of your choice (read about security)
  • By telephone (currently unavailable)


Privacy policy – We adhere to our privacy policy when dealing with any details provided by you.


Refund and cancellation policy

Live streaming courses

  • Cancellations within 14 days of the course commencement date are entitled to a 50% refund
  • No refund will be provided within 14 days of the course commencement date. Students who are unable to attend the millinery course or part thereof, due to illness, personal or professional commitments or issues, are not entitled to refunds or transfers.

Face-to-face courses

  • Cancellations up to 1 (one) month from the start of the course are subject to a $20 fee.
  • Cancellations less than 1 (one) month before the start of the millinery course will be subject to cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of the course, unless a replacement student is found. If a replacement student is found, the $20 cancellation fee will apply
  • Students who are unable to attend the millinery course or part thereof, due to illness, personal or professional commitments or issues, are not entitled to refunds or transfers


Enquiries – For more information, please contact Louise Macdonald Milliner in Melbourne.


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