philatelic society of australia

Our club will not be meeting in the next few months because of government restrictions imposed during the coronavirus epidemic.  Check this website for future developments.

About Us

The Philatelic Society of Australia was first mentioned in journals in 18**. It went into recess about 1900, and it has held continuous meetings since 1911.

We offer the following services to our members: information, interesting displays, auctions at each meeting, competitions, Christmas luncheon and the only daytime weekday meeting in Sydney.

Library - We donated our library to The Philatelic Association of NSW (PHILAS) and our members can borrow from this extensive library.

Membership about 50 with attendance at each meeting being around 20.

Tea or coffee with a biscuit provided. You may bring a sandwich and stay for lunch.

Affiliated with

The Philatelic Association of NSW (PHILAS)




Sale by tender

Guest speakers

Membership fees

Adults $5.00 p.a. (due in October)

(was $15.00 previously)

Meeting Time

3rd Wednesday of each month (except December) 10.30am to 12.30pm
(room opens at 10am)

Meeting Place

Philas House, 17 Brisbane Street Surry Hills NSW 2010


Contact Us

Secretary: Alan Wright
Phone: 0401 924 650
Postal Address: Philatelic Society of Australia, C/o Philas PO Box 220, DARLINGHURST 1300

2020 Programme

January 15

Wilson Ilbery - Philatelic Terms M-Z

February 19

Jeff Newman - Straits Settlements 1854-1948

March 18

George Bosky - Israel

April 15

Paul Storm - "On Tour" in Australia

May 20

Roger Eagleton - Treasure Trove (Stampboards Prizes)

June 17

Andrew Foldes - Queensland Revenues

July 15

Frank Whitfield - Russian Occupation of Germany

August 19

Brian Philpott - Sweden

September 16

Ruth Mitchell - Dr Sun Yat Sen

October 21

Darren Jones - Antarctic Personalities

and AGM (subs due)

November 18

Members 1-frame Display (Cyril McColough Award) & Charity auction (bring & buy)

Christmas Lunch (at 99 on York)

December - no meeting