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Celebrating two iconic Australian artists

14 March 2017

Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (1867–1943) and Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (1917–1992) were leading Australian artists of their day and are much-admired icons of Australian art.

Australian gemstones dazzle on stamps

09 March 2017

Gemstones are rare and highly prized objects of beauty. As well as their application in jewellery and ornaments, gemstones form an important part of museum-based geological collections.

Holden in the 70s - Sandman and Torana PNCs

08 March 2017

Two new licensed postal and numismatics covers (PNCs) that feature popular Holden car models from the sensational 70s.

Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition - one day to go

07 March 2017

A sense of excitement is building in the community, as we count down to the Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition, which kicks off on Thursday 30 March and runs until Sunday 2 April at the Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne.

Magnificent licensed products in March

06 March 2017

Some exciting licensed products that feature fun animated characters of the big and small screen as well as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley.

Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition – February update

16 February 2017

The Australia Post Philatelic team is hard at work, preparing for one of the biggest events in the 2017 philatelic calendar: The Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition (the 34th Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) International Exhibition).

Special offers on maxicards and first day covers – don’t miss out!

14 February 2017

Save up to 20% when you take advantage of our special offers, by Friday 24 February 2017.

Nature shines in Stamp Poll 2016

14 February 2017

Owls: Guardians of the Night has been voted the favourite stamp issue design for 2016 in Australia Post’s latest annual stamp poll.

Commemorating 75 years since the bombing of Darwin

09 February 2017

On 19 February 1942, mainland Australia was attacked for the first time when Japanese forces launched two air raids on Darwin.

All you need is love

03 February 2017

For the past 27 years, Australia Post has been issuing stamps for greetings and special occasions that portray love and affection. These stamps provide mail users with something special with which to adorn their envelopes for invitations and greetings.

Fantastic licensed products in February!

01 February 2017

The first licensed stamp products for 2017 will soon be released: the Our Pets stamp pack and the Fireman Sam stamp pack and medallion cover.

Designing a philatelic Lunar New Year

09 January 2017

We spoke to Dani Poon, the talented graphic designer behind this current series of Lunar New Year stamps, about her love of design and how she has handled such a large-scale philatelic design project.

Get ready for the 2017 Melbourne International Stamp Exhibition

03 January 2017

From Thursday 30 March 2017 to Sunday 2 April 2017, philatelists and stamp enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Caulfield Racecourse for the Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition

Meet a Philatelic Designer: John White

23 December 2016

From a young age, John White enjoyed painting, drawing and making things. Yet it wasn’t until he attended art school at the University of Tasmania that he started to think seriously about a career in graphic design.

Personalised Stamps™: a world first continues

19 December 2016

On 1 September 1999, Australia Post officially launched their first Personalised Stamps – a world first at the time. Then known as Personal Greetings stamps. A tab next to the stamp could be either personalised with a photo or kept ‘as is’ with a celebratory phrase in calligraphic font.

Christmas competition winners announced

13 December 2016

The five lucky winners of our Christmas competition were drawn on 6 December 2016 and they have each won an incredible hamper of philatelic collectables, valued at $664.95.

Stamps are helping to change the lives of kids with cerebral palsy

05 December 2016

The Australian Chapter of Lions International Stamp Club (LISC) is working wonders – raising money to purchase mobility aids for children with cerebral palsy, helping them to stand and walk to the best of their ability.

How Australia Post stamps come to be: Product development

01 December 2016

In this fifth and latest instalment in our series of articles on Australian stamp production, we look into the world of product development.

Dylan Alcott: Paralympian of the Year 2016

24 November 2016

The Australian Paralympic Committee announced wheelchair tennis champion and dual gold medallist Dylan Alcott OAM as the 2016 Paralympian of the Year.

Collecting Australian Gold Sovereigns

21 November 2016

In England in 1489 a new gold coin was ordered. It was to be worth 20 Shillings and to be called a ‘Sovereign’, the coin is a large one having a diameter of 42 millimetres and weighing 240 grains.