Stamp Collecting Month 2018: Reef Safari

Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) provides an exciting way for middle to upper primary school students (and their teachers) to engage with interesting themes through stamps. This website introduces you to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, featured in our SCM stamp issue, and contains videos, fun activities, teaching resources and more.

Meet five creatures that live in the Great Barrier Reef

The structure of the Great Barrier Reef is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. Hundreds of creatures are supported by the Reef’s complex natural ecosystem. Our 2018 SCM stamp issue features five of the amazing number of species found in the Great Barrier Reef. Find out more information about the Great Barrier Reef and threats to it.

Activities and resources

If you’re a parent, caregiver or teacher, here are some free resources to share with children. Want some more advice on stamp collecting? Read our tips on starting a collection.

How can I help the Reef?

Stamps: behind the scenes

Find out why stamp collecting is such a popular hobby, and watch how stamps get made.