Release date: 20 September 2018
Severe drought is having a devastating impact on farmers and communities in New South Wales, Queensland, north-western Victoria and eastern South Australia.
Australia Post is a critical part of the Australian community with a large presence and commitment in rural and regional Australia and a long history of supporting the Australian community at times of crisis.
The Drought Relief stamp has been developed to make a difference. For each $5 Drought Relief stamp booklet sold, Australia Post will donate $2 to Rural Aid Limited (QLD Charity No: CH2765), providing support and assistance directly to affected farmers and communities.
The stamp, available as a booklet of 5, was designed by Lynette Traynor of the Australia Post Design Studio.
$1 Drought Relief
The stamp design features a farmer examining dry, cracked drought-affected earth at Parkes, New South Wales. The photograph is by Lisa Maree Williams/Stringer, via Getty Images.