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.

Australian Legends 2018

18 January 2018

The Australia Post Australian Legends Award recognises individuals who have shaped Australian society and identity in a variety of positive ways.

Convict Past

16 January 2018

This stamp issue commemorates the end of convict transport to the Australian colonies.

Christmas Island Year of the Dog 2018

08 January 2018

The Dog is the 11th sign in the 12-sign Chinese zodiac cycle. Those born under the Dog sign are known to be independent...

Christmas Island Christmas 2017

01 November 2017

In recognition of Christmas Island’s name Christmas Island Christmas stamps have been issued every year, since 1984.

Christmas 2017

01 November 2017

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

Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Aviation

31 October 2017

Cocos (Keeling) Islands’ connection with aviation began in 1939, with an Australian government survey flight directly linked to our postal history.

Art of the North

24 October 2017

This special issue of four stamps features works by two eminent artists from the northern regions of Australia’s Northern Territory, Banduk Marika and Bede Tungutalum.

Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet part 3

17 October 2017

The Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet series of stamps takes a light-hearted look at Australia through our cultural icons...

A Century of Service: Women in War

06 October 2017

This issue, the fourth in a series commemorating a century of service since World War I, acknowledges the role of women in war and conflict.

Concession Post 2017

02 October 2017

Australia Post Concession stamps are special non-denominational stamps that enable eligible concession card holders...

Water Plants

27 September 2017

The Water Plants stamp issue showcases three attractive flowering water plant species that are native to Australia.

AAT: Cultural Heritage

19 September 2017

Cultural heritage provides a framework for interpreting the past and understanding continuing cultural practices.

Norfolk Island Convict Heritage

19 September 2017

This stamp issue presents two historic sites from the second penal colony established on Norfolk Island between 1825 and 1855.

50th Anniversary of WRESAT

12 September 2017

Fifty years ago, on 29 November 1967, Australia launched its first satellite, WRESAT, from the Woomera Rocket Range in South Australia.

Heard Island

05 September 2017

Subantarctic Heard Island is a 368-square-kilometre volcanic island located in the middle of the vast Southern Ocean, about 4,000 kilometres south-west of mainland Australia.


29 August 2017

Since the 1600s more than 8,000 shipwrecks have been recorded as occurring in Australian waters, of which only one-quarter have been located...

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.