Drought Relief

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 stamps

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.

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Additional products

None. This stamp is only available as a booklet of five.

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    20 September 2018
  • FDI withdrawal date

    19 October 2018
  • Denominations

    1 x $1 (available only in booklet of five)
  • Stamp design

    Lynette Traynor, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Product design

    Lynette Traynor, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Paper: self-adhesive

    Securepost MC90
  • Printer

  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Stamp size

    37.5mm x 26mm
  • Perforations

    N/a. Only available in self-adhesive.
  • FDI postmark

    Parkes, NSW 2870
  • Sheet layout

    Booklet of five
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 March 2019
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.

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