This stamp issue commemorates the centenary of Rotary in Australia. The first Rotary Club in this country met in Melbourne on 21 April 1921, with Sir John Monash a founding member. Today there are more 26,000 active members in more than 1,000 Clubs.

Rotary in Australia is part of the broader Rotary International, founded in the USA in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer. It is now a service-based worldwide movement devoted to community and humanitarian service, with more than 1.2 million members and 36,000 clubs. The motto of Rotary International, "service above self", reflects the organisation's humanitarian principles. Since its foundation, Rotary International has performed an essential role in international understanding and peace-building. The Rotary Foundation, established in 1928, is one of the world's largest charitable humanitarian foundations and has contributed to a 99.9 per cent reduction in polio cases globally.

To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia, Rotary is celebrating the past, but more importantly looking into the future, with many new projects that deliver real, long-term solutions to the world's most persistent issues, including disease control and prevention, sustainability, drought and bushfire relief, and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Technical specifications

Issue date
6 April 2021
Issue withdrawal date
31 October 2021
$1.10 x 1
Stamp design
Phil Ellett, ETHOS
Product design
Jason Watts, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
RA Printing
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
26 x 37.5
Sheetlet size (mm)
151 x 101
14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout
Sheetlet of 10
FDI Postmark
Melbourne Vic. 3000
FDI withdrawal date
4 May 2021

Stamp in this issue

$1.10 Rotary in Australia: 1921–2021

The stamp design uses a typographical approach to communicate some of the philosophies and motivations behind Rotary’s work in Australia. Words such as “assist”, “humanity” and “inspire” have been shaped into a map of Australia.

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Rotary Australia: 100 Years Gummed Stamps

This stamp commemorates the centenary of Rotary in Australia.

Sheetlet pack:

Rotary Australia: 100 Years Sheetlet Pack

The Rotary Australia: 100 Years sheetlet pack contains the sheetlet of 10 x $1.10 stamps from the stamp issue presented in high quality folder.

Sheetlet of 10:

Rotary Australia: 100 Years Sheetlet

The gummed sheetlet contains 10 x $1.10 stamps from the Rotary Australia: 100 Years stamp issue


Rotary Australia: 100 Years Maxicard

The Rotary Australia: 100 Years maxicard is a prepaid* postcard with the $1.10 stamp affixed and postmarked on the view side.

Additional products:

  • Rotary Australia: 100 Years Postal Numismatic Cover
  • Pictorial Envelope for the Rotary Australia: 100 Years Stamp Issue
  • First Day Rotary Australia: 100 Years Gummed Stamps Cover

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