“Avenue of Hats” Gold Cup Event

24th April – 4th May 2017


In collaboration with Wagga Wagga Marketplace, we are delighted to announce our Association Flagship for 2017 – an “Avenue of Hats” Event leading into Wagga Wagga’s Prestige Autumn Racing Program.

Running from the 24th April to the 4th of May 2017, the “Avenue of Hats” Members Retail area will be staged in the brand new up-market arcade of the Marketplace, complete with a Red Carpet Runway for retailer Fashion Shows, an Instagram Booth, Makeup Demo’s and more.

Individual Members will have the chance to shine at this event. Each participating Member will have their very own Marketplace branded trading position in the arcade, with an emphasis on retailing your quality millinery design and workmanship.

This unique millinery event will cement the RMA’s reputation as an Association focused on social engagement for our members and local community involvement and is a wonderful retail opportunity for all Members of the Association.

Cost to Members : $190.00 per participant.

You will need to be a current financial Member by the end of March to participate in this Event (cut off date 31st March)…

Feel free to contact with an expression of interest to admin@riverinamillinery.com.au if you are interested in participating.


This is an RMA Sanctioned Event and will be a terrific retail opportunity for Professionals and Beginners alike.

Code of Conduct Conditions apply with both the RMA and our Official Sponsors, the Wagga Wagga Marketplace.

Operating hours are stringent for this event and are consistent with the Marketplace 9am -5.30pm, Thursdays 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

Anzac Day 25th April opening hours 1pm-5.30pm

Participants are able to collaborate with other participants to fulfill the working hour requirements.

Places are limited, I encourage you to please register with admin and make payment ASAP.

Direct Deposit Details are as follows:

Riverina Millinery Association

BSB: 805-022

Acc: 38724742

(please use your initial and surname and include the word avenue in the deposit reference)

Members will also have a chance to advertise in the Wagga Wagga Gold & Glory (Gold Cup) Magazine which delivers to Dr Surgeries, dental clinics, cafes and hairdressers with 11,000 copies delivered to letterboxes across Wagga.

Please contact Kylie Shaw for a proposal including options.

Kylie Shaw MSS Media




Frequently asked questions:

1 Will the tables be close together or will there be some distance between them?

The placement of the tables in the Arcade will be up to the Marketplace Management. There will be space between the tables.

2 Can you share a table with another member or members due to work commitments?

You can share a table with another member if you wish, however the fee per person remains the same at $190 per participating member.

3 If you share your shifts with someone, do you still get your own table and the one person will man the two tables or is it that you have to share a table?

Yes, you still get your own table even if you collaborate, however all tables must be open for business during Trading Times.

4 Is there scope to be running it from Saturday 22nd April to include two weekends and maximum exposure for milliners?

As this is an inaugural event there is currently no scope to run outside those dates at this stage. If the event is successful we will aim to extend it for a longer period for 2018.

5 Will we will be using the same tables as last year?..  in that we lock everything away underneath at the end of the day?

I have it on good authority that the tables are the standard trestles but will include a Marketplace branded table cloth and security cover. There is no unpacking and repacking millinery as was occuring last year.  Your table remains in place right throughout the event.

6 Due to work commitments it may be necessary to share with 3 members and work out the roster between the 3 members is this ok?

That is ok, however all participants must be registered members and all must have paid the $190 fee.  There is a cut off date for payment – 31st March, with no exceptions. All participants can have their own table. It is in your best interests to let admin know if there is an intention to share or assist with responsibilty for subsequent table allocations within the Arcade.

7 What colour table clothes are the Marketplace supplying?

I believe the Wagga Wagga Marketplace Branded Tablecloths will be black.

8 Does this Event run under the RMA banner?

Yes, this is an RMA sanctioned event.

9 What does the $190 cover?

The cost includes your rental for the table in the arcade for the duration of the event and your RMA Public Liabilty.

Please note:

We have a very specific Code of Conduct Members Code which applies to this event  RMA Code of Conduct – Traders

There is also a very specific Code of Conduct for the Wagga Wagga MarketPlace here  CML Terms and Conditions