Native Animals

Release date: 13 January 2015

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.

The Stamps

70c Echidna
70c Common Wombat
70c Eastern Grey Kangaroo
70c Koala
$1.40 Numbat
$1.40 Tasmanian devil

Technical Details

  • Issue date

    13 January 2015
  • FDI withdrawal

    11 February 2015
  • Denomination

    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

    (C100 s/a)
  • Printer self-adhesive

  • Paper (rolls)

    37.5mm x 26mm
  • Printer (rolls)

    170mm x 80mm
  • Printing process

    13.86 x 14.60
  • Stamp size

    Module of 50
  • Minisheet size

    BL4/se-tenant pair
  • Sheetlet size

  • Perforations

    WA 6254
  • Sheet layout

    13 January 2015
  • National postmark

    11 February 2015
  • Issue withdrawal date

    4 x 70c, 2 x $1.40


Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio

Additional Products

  • Stamps (4 x 70c, 2 x $1.40)
  • Minisheet
  • Cover (blank)
  • First day cover (gummed)
  • First day cover (minisheet)
  • Stamp pack
  • Presentation pack
  • Maxicard (6)
  • S/A booklet of 10 x 70c
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10 x 70c
  • S/A booklet of 20 x 70c
  • Chequebook of 20 x 20 x 70c
  • Gutter (10 x 70c)
  • Gutter (10 x $1.40)

*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.