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

Products released in this issue

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

Technical specifications

Issue date
20 September 2018
Issue withdrawal date
31 March 2019
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
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size
37.5mm x 26mm
N/A - only available in self-adhesive
Sheet layout
Booklet of five
FDI postmark
Parkes NSW 2870
FDI withdrawal date
19 October 2018

Stamp in this issue

$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.

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