The Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc

CanberraThe Philatelic Society of Canberra is one of Australia’s most active philatelic societies and will celebrate 90 years of operation in November 2022.

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

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

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There are many benefits to membership with membership fees for 2024 $60 a year for local members and $45 a year for out of town members. Early Bird discount of $10 applies.

  • Access to a great library;
  • Assess to Society’s meetings
  • Access to cheap stamps for your collection;
  • Lower costs on accessories;
  • The Society’s Journal Capital Philately
  • Access to information on all aspects of the hobby and the opportunity to learn from and experienced stamp collectors

You’ll see more stamps and related material; and
Friendships that last a lifetime.

Download Membership Form

  PS Canberra Membership Form


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.


Canberra Philatelic Society

The Philatelic Society of Canberra is has its own clubroom in the multipurpose Griffin Centre, 20 Genge St, Canberra. 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 journal, Capital Philately. It contains a wide variety of articles and has special sections for our two specialist groups – postcards and Machins.

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Society History

80th Anniversary Article

75th Anniversary Article (Part 1)

75th Anniversary Article (Part 2)