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
The first recorded sighting of Christmas Island occurred in 1615, by Richard Rowe, master of the Thomas.
Dragonflies - Stamp Collecting Month 2017
Dragonflies (Order Odonata) are among the most beautiful and captivating creatures of the insect world.
Norfolk Island Flowers
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
In 2017, it will be 100 years since the completion of the 1,690-kilometre transcontinental railway between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie.
Succulent plants occur through most regions in Australia and in every state and territory.
Henry Lawson: 1867-1922
Henry Lawson (1867–1922) was a writer and poet, who was known as the “Poet of the People”.
Centenary of Lions Clubs International
In 2017, the largest community service organisation in the world, Lions Clubs International, celebrates its centenary.
Garden Fruits of Cocos
On Home Island, in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, many locals maintain fruit gardens at home.
Australian Legends 2017
In 2017, we honour three remarkable Indigenous leaders: Tom Calma, Lowitja O’Donoghue and Galarrwuy Yunupingu.
On 27 May 2017, it will be 50 years since the historic “yes” vote took place.
Australia has a particularly vibrant street art culture and this issue features four portraits by internationally respected artists painted in the streets...
Centenary of WWI: 1917
This stamp issue is the fourth in a five-year series commemorating World War I...
Queen's Birthday 2017
The 2017 Queen’s Birthday stamp issue celebrates the 91st birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The gemstones shown in the stamp designs are in the collection of the Australian Museum, in Sydney.
Arthur Streeton and Sidney Nolan
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
This stamp issue features several deep sea creatures that contribute to the unique biodiversity of the waters off East Antarctica.
The four featured jetties from around the country, all wooden, include those at Busselton, Tumby Bay, Shelley Beach and Kincumber.
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.