philatelic society of australia

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

2019 Program

January 16

Laurent Villoing - Europa France

February 20

Jane Wallace - French Red Cross fund raisers

March 20

Dr Frank Whitfield - West Germany & Berlin

April 17

Sarah Harvey - Hong Kong KGV

May 15

Wilson Ilbery - President's display

June 19

Andrew Foldes - Australian Colonial revenues

July 17

David Miner - New Zealand private mail

August 21

Dr Daphne Martin - The history of revenue stamps

September 18

Andrew Brockett - British Guiana airmails

October 16

George Boski - Greece

and AGM (subs due)

November 20

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

Christmas Lunch (at 99 on York)

December - no meeting