Canberra 2020

Canberra Stampshow 2020

Canberra Stampshow 2020, the twenty-first Biennial National Philatelic Convention staged by the Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc, will be held at the Hellenic Club Woden, Canberra on 13-15 March 2020.

The main theme of the exhibition will be a celebration of Pacific Exploration including the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook voyage to the Pacific including his visit to New Zealand and the Eastern Coast of Australia.

Results and Photos

Exhibition results are on the Results page and some photos on the Canberra 2020 Photos page.

Classes and Pacific Challenge

There will be two half national exhibitions in Australia in 2020, Canberra in March and Newcastle in August sharing the classes. Our exhibition will have National classes of Postal History, Aerophilately, Astrophilately, Postal Stationery, Revenues, Literature, Frugal, Youth and Picture Post Cards plus the Pacific Challenge for which the Philatelic Society of Canberra will provide a special prize for the best South Pacific-related exhibit in any of the classes offered by the Exhibition.
Canberra Stampshow 2020 also includes all state-level classes.


Entries close 29 November 2019.
Canberra Stampshow 2020 will occur the weekend before Auckland 2020 Asian International Stamp Exhibition to be held in Auckland 19-22 March 2020. Canberra Stampshow will facilitate the delivery of any Australian entry which an exhibitor wishes to show at both Canberra and Auckland to an Australian Commissioner travelling to Auckland 2020.
Canberra Stampshow 2020 will also be the last chance for Australian and New Zealand exhibitors to qualify exhibits in the classes conducted at the show for entry into Melbourne 2021 Asian International Stamp Exhibition.

New Zealand Entries must be submitted through the New Zealand Commissioner: Paul McTaggart 5 Glen Road Stokes Valley Lower Hutt 5019 New Zealand Phone +64 4 563 6536 Email

Canberra Festival

Don’t forget that the show is part of the annual Celebrate Canberra Festival and our exhibition will be a featured event, together with many other exciting events.  If you are an early riser the balloon festival (on every morning weather permitting) is great to see and go for a ride over Canberra.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the show.
Marilyn Gendek

Souvenirs 2020

Souvenirs can now be ordered. Please use the downloadable order form (UPDATED 28 JANUARY 2020), below.

Souvenir Order Form 3_Canberra Stampshow 2020

Canberra Stampshow 2020 Awards

Canberra Stampshow 2020 Awards


Canberra Stampshow 2020 Dealer Listing


Bulletin No 3 is now available.

Bulletin 3_Canberra Stampshow March 2020

Bulletin 2_Canberra Stampshow March 2020

Bulletin 1_Canberra Stampshow March 2020


Prospectus and Entry Form 2020

Entry Deadline Extended to 11 December 2019

Canberra stampshow 2020 Entry-Form

Canberra Stampshow 2020 Prospectus



WhereCanberra Stamp Show 2018

Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden, ACT

Opening Times

Friday 13 March:  10am to 6pm

Official Opening:  10:15am

Saturday 14 March: 10am to 6pm

Awards Dinner:  7:00pm for 7:30pm

Sunday 15 March: 10am to 3:30pm

Exhibitors’ Critique: 10:15am

Entry Fee

TBA Adults        Children Free


To be advised

JUNIOR COLLECTORS receive special attention on Sunday with special games and entertainments, including an auction in the afternoon conducted in cents rather than $$!

Further Information

For further information e-mail The Exhibition Secretary, or write to: Canberra Stampshow 2020, GPO Box 1840, Canberra, ACT, 2601.

Canberra 2020 Committee

Exhibition coordinatorMarilyn Gendek
Vice-Chairman Ian McMahon
Secretary Elspeth Bodley
Treasurer John Vassallo
Venue ManagerTBA

Exhibition Relations Paul Barsdell
SouvenirsLyn Hayes
Dealer LiaisonTom Collins
PublicityJohn Crathern