In the lead-up to Christmas, Australia Post has released some beautiful and festive stamps to help you to spread some Christmas cheer to friends and family far and wide.

While our full Christmas stamp issues were released on 1 November 2021, the international-rate Christmas stamps were made available from 1 October 2021, to help ensure that our customers’ international Christmas mail reaches its intended destination on time, in light of the impacts of COVID-19 on worldwide mail delivery.

Christmas-themed stamps

This year’s traditional Christmas stamps (65c, the domestic Christmas-card rate and $2.40, the international Christmas-card rate), feature religious artworks made from terracotta clay and glazed in a technique first introduced in Renaissance Italy.

The secular Christmas stamps showcase the custom of celebrating Christmas with sugary gingerbread treats, in this case a star, gift and tree. These stamps are sure to brighten up your Christmas envelopes.

In this year’s bright and cheerful Christmas Island Christmas stamps, Santa is taking a well-earned break from delivering presents, to enjoy the wonderful snorkelling opportunities afforded by the island’s warm waters. He’s joined by some local friends, who have been eagerly awaiting his arrival.

The Christmas 2021 product range includes booklets of 20 of each of the 65c self-adhesive stamp designs (traditional and secular), complete with convenient “card only” stickers. For that extra special touch, we've released embellished sheetlet packs for both Christmas 2021 and Christmas Island Christmas, featuring 20 x 65c stamps and “card only” stickers.

Up to $10 off sheets of Christmas MyStamps!

Make your Christmas greetings truly special, by creating and using your very own postage stamp. Save up to $10 per sheet of 20 Christmas-card-rate MyStamps until 12 December 2021.^

Our MyStamps online service allows you to put your own photograph directly inside a choice of nine stamp templates, including a festive star and gift.* This offer applies to both domestic and international Christmas-card postage rates, which are valid between 1 November and 31 December.

Personalise your Christmas greetings

This traditional and secular Christmas stamp designs are available as Personalised Stamps (until 31 December 2021). This allows you to place your own photograph into the stamp tab, to produce a personalised sheetlet of 20 Christmas stamps.*

The process is simple. Just select your stamp design, upload your photo and complete the checkout and payment process. Once your application is approved, your will receive your festive stamp sheetlets in the mail.^ Christmas-rate stamps are valid for postage during November and December.

Christmas cards

The maxicards released as part of our Christmas stamp issues provide a ready-made way of sending Christmas greetings to friends and family, within Australia or overseas. We’ve also released a cheerful set of prepaid Christmas postcards, and there’s a set of five The Elf on the Shelf Christmas cards, together with prepaid envelopes for postage worldwide.

The Christmas 2021 stamp issue and Christmas Island Christmas 2021 stamp issue are available now, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.

Christmas-card postage rates apply during November and December.

* Terms and conditions apply to the use of the Personalised Stamps and MyStamps services, including image suitability guidelines.
View full terms and conditions for Personalised Stamps and MyStamps

^ While we make every effort to produce and dispatch Personalised Stamps and MyStamps within an estimated 10 business days from receiving your order, you may experience delays in delivery. If you wish to use Personalised Stamp or MyStamps for a special event, you should ensure that the order is placed early enough to allow sufficient time for the order to be fulfilled to meet the date of your event. . Your pre-order placement shows your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Philatelic Team


This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.