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.
Australia has a particularly vibrant street art culture and this issue features four portraits by internationally respected artists painted in the streets of Melbourne and Adelaide.
Centenary of WWI: 1917
This stamp issue is the fourth in a five-year series commemorating World War I, each issue relating to the centenary year in which it is released.
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.
Norfolk Island Waterfalls
This stamp issue showcases the contrasting scenery at each waterfall...
Christmas Island Year of the Rooster 2017
The Year of the Rooster is the 10th sign in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle.
Australia has issued Christmas stamps annually since 1957 and was the first country in the world to commence an annual program.
Christmas Island Christmas 2016
Christmas Island is an external Australian territory located in the Indian Ocean some 2,600 kilometres north-west of Perth.
Art of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
This stamp issue celebrates creative culture on Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
A Century of Service: The Vietnam War
The third in the series exploring conflicts involving Australian troops since World War I focuses on The Vietnam War (1955–75).
Australian Animals Monotremes
Echidnas and Platypuses are the only surviving monotremes (egg-laying mammals) in the world.
Endangered Wildlife - SCM 2016
This stamp issue represents endangered animals that are part of current zoo and/or other conservation programs in Australia.
Dirk Hartog’s Landing: 400 years
The story of Captain James Cook and his landing at Botany Bay in 1770...