The Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc.






The Philatelic Society of Canberra is one of Australia's most active philatelic societies and celebrated 75 years of operation in November 2007.

Over the years a number of well known Australian philatelists such as the Reverend Tippet, Alan Salisbury and Ed Druce have all been committee members.

During the 1970s the Society won the Most Active Philatelic Society award a number of times and remains a very active group



There are many benefits to membership with membership fees for 2016 $50 a year for local members and $35 a year for out of town members.

Access to a great library;
Access to cheap stamps for your collection;
Lower costs on accessories;
You'll see more stamps and related material; and
Friendships that last a lifetime.




The Philatelic Society of Canberra is lucky enough to have its own clubroom in the multipurpose Griffin Centre in Canberra City. The Clubroom contains our extensive library which is open to all members and is used for smaller meetings. There is a range of meeting rooms in the Griffin Centre where we hold our other larger meetings.

The Society also produces a quarterly journal Capital Philately which is in its 25th year of production. It contains a wide variety of articles and has special sections for our two specialist groups – postcards and Machins.




The program contains our full range of meetings which includes our first Thursday meeting where society business is conducted and we see displays of philatelic material from both society members and invited displays from around Australia.

On the third Thursday we have an exchange book evening where members can buy stamps for their collection. The exchange books are also circulated to members to peruse in the quiet of their own homes.

Other meetings include our postcard group and our specialist Machin group which meet once a month. And finally but not least our juniors meet once a month on a Sunday at the Dinosaur Museum.

Latest News

Since 1980 the Philatelic Society of Canberra has held a stamp exhibition every two years. They are considered one of the highlights of the philatelic calendar by dealers, exhibitors and collectors alike.

Canberra Stampshow 2016 March 2016 at the Hellenic Club of Canberra in Woden.

The previous exhibition was Canberra Stampshow 2014

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