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.

Robin Boyd: 1919-71

12 February 2019

Robin Boyd CBE (1919–71) was a leading architect, writer, cultural commentator and educator in Australia from the late 1940s through the 50s and 60s.

Moments to Treasure

05 February 2019

The Special Occasions stamp series provides versatile designs to use in a variety of contexts.

Norfolk Island: Pitcairn Settlement

22 January 2019

This stamp issue centres on the story behind the third British settlement on Norfolk Island...

Australian Legends of Children’s Literature

17 January 2019

This year’s recipients are celebrated authors for young people: Mem Fox AM, Morris Gleitzman, Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester and Shaun Tan.

Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019

08 January 2019

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated traditional Chinese festival...

Christmas 2018

01 November 2018

Each year, we release Christmas stamps that celebrate the Christmas holiday as we know it in Australia today, spanning both traditional and secular themes.

Christmas Island Christmas 2018

01 November 2018

Australia Post has produced stamps for Christmas Island since 1993.

Lighthouses of Sydney

23 October 2018

The stamps present a striking photograph of each lighthouse, taken during low-light hours, with a glimpse of the surrounding terrain.

100 Years of Repatriation

23 October 2018

In early 1917, Prime Minister Billy Hughes promised Australia’s armed forces: “When you come back, we will look after you”.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shadow Puppets

16 October 2018

The puppets featured on the stamps form part of the collection of the Pulu Cocos Museum...

Centenary of WWI: 1918

02 October 2018

This stamp issue paints an evocative picture of the last year of the Great War.

The Royal Wedding

02 October 2018

On a brilliant spring day, 19 May 2018, the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle took place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, England.

AAT: RSV Aurora Australis 30 Years

25 September 2018

This year marks the 30th year of service of Australia’s icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis.

Beautiful Cities

25 September 2018

The stamps feature striking, modern photographs that showcase a cityscape from each beautiful city.

Drought Relief

20 September 2018

The stamp design features a farmer examining dry, cracked drought-affected earth at Parkes, New South Wales.

Norfolk Island Cruise Ships

18 September 2018

This issue features two notable luxury cruise ships that visit Norfolk Island.

Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet Part 4

18 September 2018

Part four of this humorous stamp series sees illustrator Gavin Ryan produce five further stamps for the letters E, O, X, Y and Z.

Vintage Motorcycles

04 September 2018

This stamp issue features four motorcycles that were constructed or conceived in Australia prior to World War II.

Christmas Island: The Art of John Gerrard Keulemans

28 August 2018

Dutch-born John Gerrard Keulemans (1842–1912) was a popular bird illustrator in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Children's Bush Classics

21 August 2018

Two iconic Australian children’s novels are celebrating their centenary in 2018: The Magic Pudding and Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Their Adventures Wonderful.