The Philatelic Association of New South Wales Inc.

  Philas was established in 1971, and is a non-profit, multicultural association representing over 50 affiliated stamp clubs and societies in New South Wales (NSW).

    The Association headquarters, Philas House, occupies three floors at 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills (Sydney). Philas House incorporates a large air-conditioned meeting room, philatelic library, workshop, printery and offices. Full contact details, including a map to the Philas House location, can be found from the Contacts tab above (in some browsers, this tab is under 'More').


The primary aims of Philas are:  

  • To generally promote the hobby

  • To encourage prospective and new stamp collectors

  • To support and encourage Youth philately

  • To create opportunities for existing stamp collectors to advance their skills and

  • To provide support for the affiliated clubs and societies.

    Use the navigation tabs at the top of this page to find out more about our Philatelic Development Council (PDC), Youth activities, Philatelic Library and our regular stamp auctions and Open Days. You can also locate your nearest local stamp collectors' club and find out about the services that Philas provides for local clubs under the 'Clubs' tab.

    Recent issues of our quarterly newsletter, PHILAS News, can also be found under its tab.

    You can learn more about the Association's history here.

          Philas House

Regular Events

    Regular Events are listed under the

    'Events' tab at the top of this page.

   Local club events are listed on the back page of our newsletter, the PHILAS News. Click the tab at the top of the screen to see the latest newsletter.

                Saturday 2nd May

Captain Cook 1-Frame Stamp             Exhibition & Fair


 Full details, including entry form and prospectus on the Sutherland Shire Philatelic Society page.

Coming Events

             Saturday - Sunday

            16 - 17 November 2019

Orange Spring Fair


Full details (and photos) on the Orange Coin & Stamp Club page.

  Saturday & Sunday 7 - 8 March 2020

 Piallaway Stamp & Coin Fair


  Full details on the Piallaway Stamp Club page.

The Wagga Wagga Stamp & Coin Club is the first to post its full 2020 program of meetings on this site.

Their first Market Day in 2020 is on Saturday 9th February and the first Fair is 16 - 17 May.

And don't forget this month's Fair:

   Saturday & Sunday 23 - 24 November 2019.

Full details on their Club Page.

Photos from the Open Day

Saturday 19th October 2019

  The PHILAS House Open Day in October was a great success with 10 stamp collectors' clubs putting on displays of stamps in the wall frames.


   Use the 'Open Days' tab above to see photos of the day and to find a link to the full inter-clubs display competition results.

Auction 134 was held on Saturday 9th November.

 The Auction Catalogue can still be viewed. Follow the link from the Auction page.

 The prices realised for lots sold at Auction 134 can now be seen on the 'Auction' page - click the 'Auction' button at the top of this page.

Sale of lots not sold during the auction can be purchased at 80% of estimate plus buyer's premium and postage and packing costs until 26th November 2019.

The dates for auctions in 2020

are now on the Auction page.

Updated  Club  Pages

 The following club pages have been updated in November 2019.  Use the 'Clubs' button above to see the new details.


  Earlwood & Districts



  Richmond River