Historical information

The Slouch Hat became standard issue headdress in 1903 and its brim position was mostly standardised. The slouch hat became a famous symbol of the Australian fighting man during World War One and continued to be worn throughout World War Two. Its use since that time has made it a national symbol.


Standard uniform issue for the Australian Army.

Physical description

Khaki slouch hat, has pleated hat band, brim upturned with badge on upturned brim. Crown of hat pinched inwards.
Leather crown liner and leather chin strap with adjustable clip.

Inscriptions & markings

Made in Australia
(Broad arrow) 56
Black pen handwritten. Fuller