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.
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.