In 2017, the largest community service organisation in the world, Lions Clubs International, celebrates its centenary. Australia Post has issued a stamp in acknowledgement of this important milestone.

Lions Club International is a secular and politically non-aligned community service organisation of volunteers, who raise funds to meet local, national and international humanitarian needs. Focus areas include disaster and hunger relief, support for the environment, medical research, and support for youth and older people. There are around 1.4 million members and 46,000 clubs across the world.

In Australia, Lions clubs have been in force for 70 years, with the first club established in Lismore, New South Wales, in 1947. Lions Clubs Australia has worked tirelessly in the areas of disaster and emergency relief, medical research (including involvement in the development of the bionic ear and cervical cancer vaccine, as well as research into diabetes and childhood cancer) and community service (including drug education programs, programs for the visually impaired and children with cerebral palsy, as well as raising funds towards local parks, community centres and more).

Read our interview with Lions Club member and stamp collector Ted Henebery.


Lynda Warner

Products released in this issue

  • First day cover
  • Sheetlet pack (sheetlet of 10)
  • Maxicard
  • Booklet of 20 x $1
  • Medallion cover (limited to 3,500)

Technical specifications

Issue date
7 June 2017
Issue withdrawal date
31 December 2017
1 x $1
Stamp design
Lynda Warner
Product design
Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
RA Printing
Paper - gummed
Tullis Russell Red Phos
Paper - self-adhesive
Secure Post C100
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size
37.5mm x 26mm
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Sheetlet of 10
FDI postmark
Lismore NSW 2480
FDI withdrawal date
6 July 2017

Stamp in this issue

$1 Lions International

The design combines the Lions Clubs International logo with the figure “100”, part of which incorporates a pair of hands. The hands look as if they are cradling the world – a powerful symbol of the contribution made by this worldwide service organisation and also a reference to the Lions saying that one more member means “two more hands” to help the community.

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