Stamp issues

Australian stamp issues

Every stamp tells a story. We’re reminded of how we live now, or memorable moments from times past. This is why stamp collecting is such a popular hobby around the world, and new stamp issues bring such joy.

Here are our stamp issues from the last few years. Want to look at older stamps? We’ll gradually be adding more releases…stay tuned.

Christmas Island Early Voyages

15 August 2017

The first recorded sighting of Christmas Island occurred in 1615, by Richard Rowe, master of the Thomas.

Dragonflies - Stamp Collecting Month 2017

01 August 2017

Dragonflies (Order Odonata) are among the most beautiful and captivating creatures of the insect world.

Norfolk Island Flowers

18 July 2017

Around 200 plants are native to Norfolk Island, including 45 that are endemic. This stamp issue showcases two native flowering plants from the region.

Trans-Australian Railways: 1917-2017

04 July 2017

In 2017, it will be 100 years since the completion of the 1,690-kilometre transcontinental railway between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie.

Australian Succulents

20 June 2017

Succulent plants occur through most regions in Australia and in every state and territory.

Henry Lawson: 1867-1922

13 June 2017

Henry Lawson (1867–1922) was a writer and poet, who was known as the “Poet of the People”.

Centenary of Lions Clubs International

07 June 2017

In 2017, the largest community service organisation in the world, Lions Clubs International, celebrates its centenary.

Garden Fruits of Cocos

30 May 2017

On Home Island, in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, many locals maintain fruit gardens at home.

Australian Legends 2017

29 May 2017

In 2017, we honour three remarkable Indigenous leaders: Tom Calma, Lowitja O’Donoghue and Galarrwuy Yunupingu.

1967 Referendum

24 May 2017

On 27 May 2017, it will be 50 years since the historic “yes” vote took place.

Street Art

16 May 2017

Australia has a particularly vibrant street art culture and this issue features four portraits by internationally respected artists painted in the streets...


02 May 2017

Caves are important, yet often fragile, natural subterranean environments.

Centenary of WWI: 1917

18 April 2017

This stamp issue is the fourth in a five-year series commemorating World War I...

Queen's Birthday 2017

04 April 2017

The 2017 Queen’s Birthday stamp issue celebrates the 91st birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Rare Beauties

30 March 2017

The gemstones shown in the stamp designs are in the collection of the Australian Museum, in Sydney.

Arthur Streeton and Sidney Nolan

30 March 2017

This commemorative issue celebrates the sesquicentenary of the birth of Sir Arthur Streeton and the centenary of the birth of Sir Sidney Nolan.

AAT: East Antarctic Deep Sea Creatures

07 March 2017

This stamp issue features several deep sea creatures that contribute to the unique biodiversity of the waters off East Antarctica.

Australian Jetties

21 February 2017

The four featured jetties from around the country, all wooden, include those at Busselton, Tumby Bay, Shelley Beach and Kincumber.


07 February 2017

The heart and the red rose have long been symbols of love and devotion. This stamp issue introduces two new designs for social mail users and event organisers.

Norfolk Island Waterfalls

17 January 2017

This stamp issue showcases the contrasting scenery at each waterfall...