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Enjoy the colour and excitement of Diwali

20 October 2017

Diwali (Deepavali) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated annually in India and other countries where there are sizeable Hindu populations. Also known as the Festival of Lights, it represents the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.

Stamp Bulletin 350

16 October 2017

Welcome to the final edition of the Stamp Bulletin for the year, which brings you our Christmas stamp issues and details of this year’s annual collections.

Recognising important military anniversaries

15 October 2017

Australia Post are releasing two products recognising important military anniversaries, the Great War 1917 and the Royal Australian Navy’s Helicopter Flight Vietnam: 50th Anniversary.

Special collectables for the new $10 banknote

12 October 2017

The new $10 banknote are now available, as part of the Reserve Bank of Australia Next Generation Banknote Program. To mark this occasion, two special products have been made available to collectors.

Part 3 of the Aussie Alphabet is fair dinkum

10 October 2017

It’s time for another instalment of the Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet stamp series and it’s a beauty! Illustrator Gavin Ryan has produced five illustrations based around the letters B, G, J, K and U.

Special products for Adelaide Stampex 2017

05 October 2017

Australia Post will be attending Adelaide Stampex 2017, which is being held between 6 and 8 October, at Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, King William Road, Adelaide.

It’s time to celebrate the 2017 footy finals

05 October 2017

Footy finals season is an exciting time of year. We’re releasing some fantastic collectables that will keep the victors celebrating and that will make for a fantastic Christmas gift.

Recognising the contribution of women in war

26 September 2017

Prior to and including World War I, the involvement of women in conflict zones was almost entirely limited to nursing. Even prior to 2013, women in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) were restricted from certain roles, such as mine warfare and clearance diving.

New Concession stamp released

25 September 2017

Australia Post will release its latest Concession stamp on 2 October 2017. Concession stamps are special non-denominational stamps that enable eligible concession card holders to receive a reduced rate on domestic postage, up to certain value each year.

Exploring the world through Postcrossing

22 September 2017

Many philatelists and deltiologists may well have heard of the growing global phenomenon that is Postcrossing. In a nutshell, Postcrossing is a project that allows participants to send postcards and receive postcards from random people around the world. While the project is coordinated online, the postcards are real, sent and received via regular mail and using postage stamps.

Stamp Collecting Month competition winners announced

19 September 2017

To celebrate Stamp Collecting Month (1–31 August 2017), we ran a competition for new subscribers to the Australia Post Collectables newsletter. and the results of the winners are in...

Jenny Phillips on the art of botanical illustration

18 September 2017

Botanical illustrator and artist Jenny Phillips has been creating beautiful works on paper since 1971. Jenny is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Celia Rosser Award, in 2008.

Limited edition draw is coming soon!

13 September 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to register your interest for an opportunity to purchase limited-edition items from the 2017 Impressions catalogue.

Exploring the rich cultural history of the AAT

11 September 2017

Human engagement with Antarctica is relatively short, but it has given rise to a rich cultural legacy. Australia’s direct encounters with this inhospitable southern continent stretch back to the late 19th century, with physicist Louis Bernacchi being the first Australian to step foot on the continent...

Stamp Bulletin 349

10 September 2017

Welcome to the October edition of the Stamp Bulletin covering the new stamp issues and collectables set for release by Australia Post in coming weeks. Included is a colourful and fun new Concession stamp design, perfect for everyday or special occasion use.

Norfolk Island's convict past

09 September 2017

In 1788, Lieutenant Philip Gidley King, along with a party of 15 convicts and seven free men, arrived on Norfolk Island to set up a British colony. It ceased in 1814, in part due to rising costs and the impracticalities of its distance from New South Wales.

Ford stamp pack for car enthusiasts

08 September 2017

Ford Australia’s manufacturing, engineering and design story began in 1925, when a disused woolstore in Geelong was established as a temporary assembly plant. Factories were soon established in all states.

Sensational licensed stamp packs for September

07 September 2017

On 19 September 2017, we will release two sensational licensed stamp packs featuring the latest instalments of two popular movie franchises, Cars and Star Wars.

Capturing the space race on stamps

06 September 2017

Fifty years ago, on 29 November 1967, Australia launched its first satellite, WRESAT (Weapons Research Establishment Satellite), from the Woomera Rocket Range in South Australia.

Special products for China expo

01 September 2017

Australia Post will be attending the China International Collection Expo, which is being held between 8 and 11 September 2017, at the Nanjing International Exhibition Centre, Jiangsu Province, China.