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: 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.

Reef Safari - Stamp Collecting Month 2018

01 August 2018

This year’s Stamp Collecting Month features one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Norfolk Island Crystal Pool

17 July 2018

The stamps present Crystal Pool in both a calm and swell-filled state.

Frogs

10 July 2018

The four species of frog on the stamps have been selected for their physical differences and interest.

The Birth of HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge

03 July 2018

The photograph on the stamp shows the royal couple with Prince Louis outside St Mary’s Hospital.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Basket Weaving

26 June 2018

Designed by Sonia Young, the stamps feature photographs by Cara Ratajczak (keroso) and Peter Wicks (ketupat).

Art in Nature

12 June 2018

This stamp issue presents photographs of natural landscapes that illustrate nature’s remarkable ability to mimic art.

Finches of Australia II

05 June 2018

Three of Australia’s 19 finch species take flight in our second issue.

Silo Art

21 May 2018

This stamp issue, designed by Janet Boschen Design, features photographs of four painted silos in rural Australia.

First Cricket Tour: 150 Years

01 May 2018

The First Cricket Tour: 150 Years stamp issue commemorates the first international cricket tour by a team from Australia...

Cloudscapes

01 May 2018

Clouds are made of tiny water droplets or ice crystals, suspended in the atmosphere.

Norfolk Island Wrasses

30 April 2018

The reef at Emily Bay, Norfolk Island is a popular spot for snorkelling, due to its clear water and an abundance of fish species.

Queen's Birthday 2018

17 April 2018

The 2018 Queen’s Birthday stamp issue celebrates the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A Century of Service: War Memorials

10 April 2018

War Memorials is the fifth and final stamp issue in the Century of Service stamp series.

AAT Crabeater Seals

27 March 2018

The four stamps indicate some of the defining physical and behavioural attributes of the Crabeater Seal.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

20 March 2018

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place from 4 to 15 April...

Finches of Australia

16 March 2018

Australia is home to 19 species of finches, including mannikins and firetails.

Vintage Jam Labels

06 March 2018

This stamp issue presents bright and cheerful paper labels that were pasted onto Australian jam tins 19th century from the late to the mid-20th century.

Norfolk Island Golf

27 February 2018

Quality Row (originally named Military Road) dates back to 1825, is now the clubhouse for the Norfolk Island Golf Club...