Floral Emblems

Release date: 24 March 2014

The Commonwealth of Australia and each of its states and territories has a floral emblem. The stamps in this issue depict a selection of these.

The Stamps

70c Tasmanian Blue Gum
Tasmania proclaimed the Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) as its floral emblem in 1962.

70c Waratah
New South Wales chose the Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) as its floral emblem in 1962.

70c Golden Wattle
The Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was officially proclaimed the floral emblem of Australia on 1 September 1988.

70c Common Heath
The Common Heath (Epacris impressa) was proclaimed Victoria’s floral emblem in 1958.

$1.40 Cooktown Orchid
Queensland proclaimed the Cooktown Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) its floral emblem in 1959.

$2.10 Kangaroo Paw
Western Australia took the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii) as its emblem in 1960.

$3.50 Sturt’s Desert Pea
South Australia proclaimed Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) its emblem in 1961

Technical Details

  • Issue date

    24 March 2014
  • FDI withdrawal

    22 April 2014
  • Denomination

    4 x 70c, 1 x $1.40, 1 x $2.10, 1 x $3.50
  • Product design

    Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell
  • Printer (gummed)

    McKellar Renown
  • Paper self-adhesive

  • Printer self-adhesive

    McKellar Renown
  • Paper (rolls)

  • Printer (rolls)

    Pemara labels
  • Printing process

  • Stamp size

    25mm x 30mm
  • Perforations

    14.40 x 14
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • National postmark

    Canberra, ACT 2600
  • Issue withdrawal date



Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio

Additional Products

  • Blank cover'
  • First day cover (gummed)
  • First day cover (s/a)
  • Stamp pack
  • Booklet of 10 x 70c
  • Chequebook 20 x 10 x 70c
  • Booklet of 20 x 70c
  • Chequebook 20 x 20 x 70c
  • Maxicard (7)
  • Medallion cover
  • Roll of 100
  • Roll of 200
  • Strip of 4
  • Postcard Waratah
  • Postcard Sturt’s Desert Pea

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