Learn about the theme for this year's stamp release.
October is Stamp Collecting Month and this year's exciting theme is "Things that Sting".
Australia has lots of insects and animals that sting or bite as a way to defend themselves
from predators or harm. Some bites or stings can be fatal for humans. Others can be very
painful, without causing serious damage. It is important to make sure that we are respectful
of our country’s varied wildlife. We should learn to identify potentially dangerous
creatures and take sensible precautions to protect ourselves, and them, from harm.
This stamp issue features six creatures (insects, reptiles or fish) that can pack a
painful punch if disturbed or threatened.
Stamp Collecting Month began in 1993 and is still going strong. Check out the list below for the great stamp issue themes we've had over the last 22 years!