royal Sydney philatelic club

About Us

The Royal Sydney Philatelic Club was founded in 1890, a foundation member of the Philatelic Association of NSW (Philas).

Members are entitled to participate in the Club's Exchange Book Service as buyers and/ or sellers. Members may borrow books and journals from the Library on application to the Librarian. 

"The Quarterly Journal" of the Club is posted free to all members. 

Visitors are always welcome.

Affiliated with

The Philatelic Association of NSW (PHILAS)

The Armidale Circle

Australian States Study Circle




Exchange or circuit books

Guest speakers

Membership fees

Due on 1 July

Contact Us

Secretary: Dr Milton Hook 
Postal Address:

GPO Box 1751, Sydney NSW 2001

Meeting Time

From 2019, the Club will meet on the second Saturday at 2.00pm

Meeting Place

1st Floor, PHILAS House, 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills

How To Get There

Philas House is near the southern end of Hyde Park, Whitlam Square, and Museum Station.
Public Transport
By rail to Museum Station and / or
Catch a bus bus to the first stop in Oxford Street from Central Station and Circular Quay.
By Car- Brisbane Street is one-way from Oxford Street to Goulburn Street. Limited street parking is available, or the Goulburn Street Public Car Park is two blocks away.


2019 Meeting Dates

9 February      Display:  Lucknow Postal

                       History by Dr Vijay


13 April            Display:  Colony of

                       Victoria by Ian Hay

11 May              Display:  Australian

                       Philatelic Literature by

                       Geoff Kellow

8 June             Display:  The Dovey


10 August        AGM & President's

                       display:  Western

                       Australian Postal History

14 September  Display by Australian

                       States Study Circle

12 October      Display:  Letter rates in

                       Papua, 1916 - 1932 by

                       Tony Griffin

14 December   Club competition

(note: no meeting in January, March, July or November)