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.

Anzac Day 2019

16 April 2019

This stamp issue presents covers of two historical souvenir programs from 1919 Anzac Day events.

The Queen's Birthday 2019

09 April 2019

The stamps in this year’s annual Queen’s birthday stamp issue show Her Majesty at two recent public events...

Norfolk Island Tree Fern

02 April 2019

The stamps presents close-up photographs of this fern species, showing an open frond as well as a frond in the process of unfurling.

AAT Casey Research Station: 50 Years

26 March 2019

The four commemorative stamps in this issue presents various aspects of Casey Station, past and present.

Sustainable Fish

14 March 2019

This stamp issue presents three species of fish that are classified as “sustainable” in Australia...

Australian Fauna

05 March 2019

This stamp issue is the latest on this popular theme. It presents striking photographs of four fascinating creatures.

Welcome Stranger

26 February 2019

The Welcome Stranger remains the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found.

Robin Boyd: 1919-71

12 February 2019

Robin Boyd CBE (1919–71) was a leading architect, writer, cultural commentator and educator in Australia from...

Moments to Treasure

05 February 2019

The Special Occasions stamp series provides versatile designs to use in a variety of contexts.

Norfolk Island: Pitcairn Settlement

22 January 2019

This stamp issue centres on the story behind the third British settlement on Norfolk Island...

Australian Legends of Children’s Literature

17 January 2019

This year’s recipients are celebrated authors for young people: Mem Fox AM, Morris Gleitzman, Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester and Shaun Tan.

Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019

08 January 2019

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated traditional Chinese festival...

Christmas 2018

01 November 2018

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

01 November 2018

Australia Post has produced stamps for Christmas Island since 1993.

Lighthouses of Sydney

23 October 2018

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

23 October 2018

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

16 October 2018

The puppets featured on the stamps form part of the collection of the Pulu Cocos Museum...

Centenary of WWI: 1918

02 October 2018

This stamp issue paints an evocative picture of the last year of the Great War.

The Royal Wedding

02 October 2018

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

25 September 2018

This year marks the 30th year of service of Australia’s icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis.