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.

Street Art

16 May 2017

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.


02 May 2017

Caves are important, yet often fragile, natural subterranean environments.

Centenary of WWI: 1917

18 April 2017

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

04 April 2017

The 2017 Queen’s Birthday stamp issue celebrates the 91st birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Rare Beauties

30 March 2017

The gemstones shown in the stamp designs are in the collection of the Australian Museum, in Sydney.

Arthur Streeton and Sidney Nolan

30 March 2017

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

07 March 2017

This stamp issue features several deep sea creatures that contribute to the unique biodiversity of the waters off East Antarctica.

Australian Jetties

21 February 2017

The four featured jetties from around the country, all wooden, include those at Busselton, Tumby Bay, Shelley Beach and Kincumber.


07 February 2017

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

17 January 2017

This stamp issue showcases the contrasting scenery at each waterfall...

Christmas Island Year of the Rooster 2017

10 January 2017

The Year of the Rooster is the 10th sign in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle.

Christmas 2016

31 October 2016

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

31 October 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

18 October 2016

This stamp issue celebrates creative culture on Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

A Century of Service: The Vietnam War

06 October 2016

The third in the series exploring conflicts involving Australian troops since World War I focuses on The Vietnam War (1955–75).

Australian Animals Monotremes

22 September 2016

Echidnas and Platypuses are the only surviving monotremes (egg-laying mammals) in the world.

Endangered Wildlife - SCM 2016

20 September 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

05 September 2016

The story of Captain James Cook and his landing at Botany Bay in 1770...

Jewel Beetles

01 September 2016

Adult jewel beetles generally only live between one day and two weeks...

AAT ice flowers

29 August 2016

The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) has three year-round research stations...