Australian stamp issues

Every stamp tells a story. We’re reminded of how we live now, or memorable moments from times past. This is why stamp collecting is such a popular hobby around the world, and new stamp issues bring such joy.

Here are our stamp issues from the last few years. Want to look at older stamps? We’ll gradually be adding more releases…stay tuned.

04 March 2019

Australian Fauna

This stamp issue is the latest on this popular theme. It presents striking photographs of four fascinating creatures.

26 February 2019

Welcome Stranger

The Welcome Stranger remains the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found.

12 February 2019

Robin Boyd: 1919-71

Robin Boyd CBE (1919–71) was a leading architect, writer, cultural commentator and educator in Australia from the late 1940s through the 50s and 60s.

05 February 2019

Moments to Treasure

The Special Occasions stamp series provides versatile designs to use in a variety of contexts.

22 January 2019

Norfolk Island: Pitcairn Settlement

This stamp issue centres on the story behind the third British settlement on Norfolk Island...

17 January 2019

Australian Legends of Children’s Literature

This year’s recipients are celebrated authors for young people: Mem Fox AM, Morris Gleitzman, Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester and Shaun Tan.

08 January 2019

Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated traditional Chinese festival...

01 November 2018

Christmas 2018

Each year, we release Christmas stamps that celebrate the Christmas holiday as we know it in Australia today, spanning both traditional and secular themes.

01 November 2018

Christmas Island Christmas 2018

Australia Post has produced stamps for Christmas Island since 1993.

23 October 2018

Lighthouses of Sydney

The stamps present a striking photograph of each lighthouse, taken during low-light hours, with a glimpse of the surrounding terrain.

23 October 2018

100 Years of Repatriation

In early 1917, Prime Minister Billy Hughes promised Australia’s armed forces: “When you come back, we will look after you”.

16 October 2018

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shadow Puppets

The puppets featured on the stamps form part of the collection of the Pulu Cocos Museum...

02 October 2018

Centenary of WWI: 1918

This stamp issue paints an evocative picture of the last year of the Great War.

02 October 2018

The Royal Wedding

On a brilliant spring day, 19 May 2018, the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle took place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, England.

25 September 2018

AAT: RSV Aurora Australis 30 Years

This year marks the 30th year of service of Australia’s icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis.

25 September 2018

Beautiful Cities

The stamps feature striking, modern photographs that showcase a cityscape from each beautiful city.

20 September 2018

Drought Relief

The stamp design features a farmer examining dry, cracked drought-affected earth at Parkes, New South Wales.

18 September 2018

Norfolk Island Cruise Ships

This issue features two notable luxury cruise ships that visit Norfolk Island.

18 September 2018

Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet Part 4

Part four of this humorous stamp series sees illustrator Gavin Ryan produce five further stamps for the letters E, O, X, Y and Z.

04 September 2018

Vintage Motorcycles

This stamp issue features four motorcycles that were constructed or conceived in Australia prior to World War II.