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

Since 2019, the Club meets 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.


2020 Program

February 8

Andrew Brockett - Australian POWs in Europe during WWII

March 14 - No meeting - Philas Auction

April 18 (note: third Saturday due to Easter)

Dr Vijay Shukla - India: early issues to 1854

May 9

John Gibson - Sudan Postal History and Stemps 1845-1914

June 13

Tim Schofield - GB Machine Cancels 1857-1914

July 1 - subs due

July 11 - No meeting - Philas auction

August 8

AGM & President's Display: Falkland Islands, KGVI period

September 12

Visit and display by Australian States Study Circle

October 10

Dr Geoff Kellow - Sierra Leone: KGVI Postal History

November 14 - No meeting - Philas auction

December 12

Club competition - popular vote

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