This issue is the second in a series showcasing some of our spectacular Australian cities.

Based on a number of indices, including political and economic stability, environmental integrity and access to public transport and recreation, our major cities are consistently named among the world’s most liveable.

Technical specifications

Issue date
Issue withdrawal date
1 x $3.20, 1 x $5
Stamp design
Jason Watts, Australia Post Design Studio
Product design
Jason Watts, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper: self-adhesive
Securepost MC90
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
50 x 30
14.4 x 14
Sheet layout
Module of 25
FDI Postmark
Sydney, NSW 2000
FDI withdrawal date

Stamps in this issue

$3.20 - Sydney, NSW

The city of Sydney, New South Wales, was established in 1788 on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. With more than five million residents, today Sydney is the most populous of our state capitals. The famous Sydney Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, which is featured on the stamp.

$5 - Perth, WA

The largest state by area, Western Australia occupies approximately a third of the continent. The capital city of Perth, located on the beautiful Swan River and bounded by the Indian Ocean, was established in 1829 on the lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. With around 2.3 million inhabitants, Perth has the fourth largest population of cities in Australia. The stamp photograph features Elizabeth Quay, a waterfront precinct adjacent to the Swan River.