2020 was a year like no other. The global pandemic has presented huge challenges to the health and wellbeing of people throughout the world. Millions have succumbed to the coronavirus, lives have been disrupted and national economies shaken.

This stamp issue pays tribute to the workers in the frontline of the pandemic in Australia. By putting their own safety at risk to assist and protect other Australians, these brave individuals have been indispensable in helping us through the insidious effects of Covid-19.

Technical specifications

Issue date
16 February 2021
Issue withdrawal date
31 August 2021
$1.10 x 5
Stamp illustrations
Robert Elliott
Product design
Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Paper: self-adhesive
Blue PVA
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
26 x 37.5
Minisheet size (mm)
170 x 80
14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI Postmark
Canberra ACT 2601
FDI withdrawal date
17 March 2021

Stamps in this issue

$1.10 Healthcare workers

This stamp presents healthcare workers, who have tested us for Covid-19 and cared for those suffering from the virus.

$1.10 Paramedic and aged care worker

This design depicts paramedics, who have responded to emergencies, and aged care workers, who have tended to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

$1.10 ADF and police services

This stamp features members of the Australian Defence Force and the police services, who have helped enforce compliance with lockdown restrictions and monitored the borders of our states and territories.

$1.10 Postal and delivery services

This design portrays postal workers and courier staff, who have worked tirelessly to deliver food, mail, parcels, medicines and other essential items to our homes.

$1.10 Teacher and supermarket worker

This stamp showcases the work of educators, who continued teaching during lockdown by conducting classes online and cared for children of essential workers at school, as well as supermarket staff, who have ensured that we are able to access food and grocery items.

Shop our stamp collectables

Set of stamps:

Set of Frontline Heroes Gummed Stamps

This set of stamps contains all five stamps from the Frontline Heroes stamp issue.

Stamp pack:

Frontline Heroes Stamp Pack

The Frontline Heroes stamp pack contains all five stamps and minisheet from the stamp issue presented in high quality folder.


Frontline Heroes Minisheet

The Frontline Heroes minisheet consists of the five stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.

Maxicard set:

Set of Frontline Heroes Maxicards

This maxicard set contains the five maxicards from the Frontline Heroes stamp issue

Additional products:

  • Gutter Strip of 10x Frontline Heroes Stamps
  • Pictorial Envelope for the Frontline Heroes Stamp Issue
  • First Day Frontline Heroes Gummed Stamps Cover
  • First Day Frontline Heroes Minisheet Cover
  • Booklet of 10x Frontline Heroes Stamps
  • Chequebook of 20x 10x $1.10 Frontline Heroes Stamps

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