The stocky Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) and the Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) are both found in the south-eastern parts of Australia. The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) lives in eucalyptus forests along the eastern seaboard, and the endangered Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small, striped marsupial confined in the wild to the south-west of Western Australia.

The carnivorous Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) has been threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease for the last two decades. The Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) feeds largely on ants and termites and is found throughout Australia. Like the Platypus (the only other monotreme), the Echidna lays eggs rather than gives birth to live young.

Technical specifications

Issue date
13 January 2015
Issue withdrawal date
4 x 70c, 2 x $1.40
Stamp design
Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio
Product design
Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper - gummed
Printer - gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper self-adhesive
Printer self-adhesive
Printing process
Stamp size
13.86 x 14.60
Minisheet size
170mm x 80mm
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI postmark
WA 6254
FDI withdrawal date
11 February 2015

Products released with this issue

  • Set of stamps
  • Minisheet
  • Pictorial blank cover
  • Stamp pack
  • Presentation pack
  • Maxicard set
  • Booklet of 10
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10
  • Gutter strips

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