Special Occasions

Release date: 15 April 2014

The new range in the Special Occasions series provides a selection of stamps to mark both personal and public events. This range has particular appeal for planners of special events, for tourists and for those wanting to add a heartfelt touch to their correspondence or invitations.

The Stamps

Some designs in this 10-stamp issue are occasion-specific, such as those for a wedding or an engagement, while others are of a more general celebratory nature and can be used for many purposes.

Apart from the two Australia map designs, the stamps can be used with the Australia Post Personalised Stamps™ service.

The map stamps have been designed specifically to appeal to businesses and organisations, particularly for use in a souvenir stamp sheet to mark an anniversary or other significant event with a customised philatelic product.

70c Balloons
Designed by Stacey Zass

70c Baby mobile
Designed by Lisa Christensen, Australia Post Design Studio

70c Fireworks
Designed by Gary Domoney, Visua

70c Australian map blue
Designed by Sean Pethick

70c Australian map purple

Designed by Sean Pethick

70c Red rose

Designed by Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio

70c Heart flowers

Designed by Sean Pethick

70c Champagne flutes

Designed by Stacey Zass

70c Silver wedding bands

Designed by Stacey Zass, this base-rate stamp is used for standard-sized wedding invitations and thank you notes.

$1.40 Gold wedding bands

Designed by Melinda Coombes of Coombes Whitechurch Design, this stamp is valid for the postage of larger wedding invitations.

Technical Details

  • Issue date

    15 April 2014
  • FDI withdrawal

    14 May 2014
  • Denomination

    9 x 70c, 1 x $1.40
  • Stamp design (balloons, champagne flutes, silver wedding bands)

    Stacey Zass
  • Stamp design (baby mobile)

    Lisa Christensen
  • Stamp design (fireworks)

    Gary Domoney
  • Stamp design (Australian map, heart flowers)

    Sean Pathick
  • Stamp design (red rose)

    Sonia Young
  • Stamp design (gold wedding bands)

    Melinda Coombs
  • Product design

    Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Desgn
  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell
  • Printer (gummed)

  • Paper self-adhesive

  • Printer self-adhesive

  • Printing process

  • Stamp size

    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 0.8125rem; line-height: 1rem;">26mm x 37.5mm</span></p>
  • Perforations

    14.6 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • National postmark

    Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Issue withdrawal date

    Not set


Melinda Coombes, Coombes Whitechurch Design; Stacey Zass; Lisa Christensen, Australia Post Design Studio; Gary Domoney, Visua; Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio; Sean Pethick

Additional Products

  • 9 x 70c stamps, 1 x $1.40 stamp
  • Stamp pack
  • First day cover 
  • Maxicard set
  • Five booklets of 10 x 70c stamps

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