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.
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
Australia Post has produced stamps for Christmas Island since 1993.
Lighthouses of Sydney
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
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
The puppets featured on the stamps form part of the collection of the Pulu Cocos Museum...
Centenary of WWI: 1918
This stamp issue paints an evocative picture of the last year of the Great War.
The Royal Wedding
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
This year marks the 30th year of service of Australia’s icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis.
The stamps feature striking, modern photographs that showcase a cityscape from each beautiful city.
The stamp design features a farmer examining dry, cracked drought-affected earth at Parkes, New South Wales.
Norfolk Island Cruise Ships
This issue features two notable luxury cruise ships that visit Norfolk Island.
Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet Part 4
Part four of this humorous stamp series sees illustrator Gavin Ryan produce five further stamps for the letters E, O, X, Y and Z.
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
Dutch-born John Gerrard Keulemans (1842–1912) was a popular bird illustrator in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Children's Bush Classics
Two iconic Australian children’s novels are celebrating their centenary in 2018: The Magic Pudding and Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Their Adventures Wonderful.
This stamp issue marks the record-breaking 26th consecutive race win by Australian mare Winx, run on 18 August 2018.
Reef Safari - Stamp Collecting Month 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
The stamps present Crystal Pool in both a calm and swell-filled state.
The four species of frog on the stamps have been selected for their physical differences and interest.