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

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: Ilana Cohen
Phone: 0400238222
Postal Address: Philatelic Society of Australia, C/o Philas PO Box 220, DARLINGHURST 1300

Membership fees

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

(was $15.00 previously)

2022 Programme

September 21 - Life is a beach, postal markings of Australian beach offices by 

Michael Nibbs

October 19 - Germany 1933-1945. Its postage stamps postmarks, postcards and covers by Frank B. Whitfield.

Also AGM and subs due.

November 15 - Cyril McColough trophy (members display)


Christmas Lunch (at 99 on York)

December - no meeting

2023 Programme

January - Island hopping by 

Paul Storm

February - WWII comfort fund covers by Andrew Brockett

March -  French red cross by Jane Wallace

April -  Falkland Island by Peter Brigden

May - Western Australian airmail

by Ed Wolf 

June -  Postal markings from Australian island offices by Mike Nibbs

July - Flowers by Linda Lee 

August - New Zealand by Graeme Morriss

September - Germany 1919-1932 by 

Frank B. Whitfield

October -  Faroe Island  by Win Morehouse

November - Cyril McCoulogh trophy, members display and lunch

September 2022 Meeting


Mike Nibbs talking about his "Life is a

beach" display

New Australia Post superhero stamps

Club page updated 24/9/2022