Queen's Birthday 2018

Release date: 17 April

The 2018 Queen’s Birthday stamp issue celebrates the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The stamps

This year’s stamps, designed by Jason Watts of the Australia Post Design Studio, feature a floral theme.

$1 Queen Elizabeth II with Queen Elizabeth rose

On the domestic-rate stamp, the Queen is pictured during her 90th birthday celebrations in April 2016. The Queen is arriving to open the Alexandra Gardens Bandstand, Windsor.

The stamp also features a close-up photograph of the Queen Elizabeth rose (also known as ‘Queen of England’) – a widely available and popular variety of rose in Australia. The rose was bred by Dr Walter Lammerts in the USA and released in 1954, to celebrate the Queen’s accession to the British throne. We interviewed rose expert Kelvin Trimper to learn more about this popular rose.

$3 Queen Elizabeth II on Commonwealth Day

On the international-rate stamp, the Queen is attending the 2015 Commonwealth Day service, held at Westminster Abbey, London. Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations, held on the second Monday in March. The Queen delivers a televised address to the more than 50 countries and dependent territories of the Commonwealth, and it is broadcast around the world.

Additional products

  • Minisheet (with foiled and embossed rose feature)
  • First day cover (blank, gummed, minisheet)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicards
  • Medallion cover
  • Booklet of 10 x $1 (self-adhesive)
  • Sheetlet of 5 x $3 (self-adhesive)

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    17 April 2018
  • FDI withdrawal date

    16 May 2018
  • Denominations

    1 x $1, 1 x $3 (international)
  • Stamp design

    Jason Watts
  • Product design

    Jason Watts
  • Printer

    RA Printing
  • Paper gummed

    Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
  • Paper s-a

    SecurePost MC90
  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Minisheet size

    125mm x 70mm
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography.
  • Perforations

    14.6 x 13.86
  • FDI postmark

    Elizabeth, SA 5112
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 October 2018
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.

Philatelic team