Philatelic Association of NSW

The Philatelic Association of NSW (Philas) is a non-profit Australian philatelic organisation dedicated to promoting stamp collecting and aiding affiliated stamp clubs in NSW.

Attention NSW Philatelists!

With the deadline for entries to the Canberra Stamp Show fast approaching (31 May 2024), we're reaching out to encourage as many NSW exhibitors as possible to participate. Currently, we only have one entry from NSW, and it would be fantastic to see more representation from our state.

The exhibition features a wide range of national classes, including the Australasian Postcard Challenge and a Club Challenge. We're particularly interested in forming a NSW postcard team, as we already have commitments from teams in NZ and SA. Additional Club Challenge entries would also be greatly appreciated.

For those interested, Canberra offers State Level Classes open to participants from all Australian states. This is a great opportunity for new exhibitors, and one-frame exhibits are accepted in these classes.

To streamline the entry process, the online entry form is available here. For more information, please refer to the prospectus 

Let's show our support for the Canberra Stamp Show by ensuring strong representation from NSW. Even if you can't attend in person, your participation as an exhibitor makes a significant difference. Let's aim for a vibrant and diverse exhibition with ample NSW presence!

For further updates, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page. Let's help to make this year's Canberra Stamp Show a resounding success!


Bruce Chadderton

6th May 2024

Philas Auction Update - 24th April 2024

Thank you to all those who have been coming to PHILAS to help - you know who you are.

We still need volunteers to help with preparation for the auction .. Read More

For all enquiries, please contact:   Michael Nibbs    Mobile: 0466 228 182    Email:

5th March 2024

Stay in the loop with our up-to-date exhibition announcements and rescheduled event details.


FIAP Exhibition 2024 JAKARTA, 3  to 7 July 2024
Full National, Canberra, 12 to 15 September 2024 Bulletin No 2 out now
National One-frame, Toowoomba, 12 & 13 October 2024
AUCKLAND Stamp Show, 21 to 23 November 2024
Melbourne 2025 FIAP International Stamp Exhibition


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Want to help out?

The Philatelic Association of NSW, Inc. (Philas) offers the opportunity for people who have an interest in stamp collecting to assist in the administration of our hobby. This administration is conducted by volunteers, who freely give of their time in their pursuit of advancing their hobby. For retired collectors, time spent at Philas House can be a day out communing with like-minded people.

The former Philas House located in central Sydney was sold in February 2023 and Philas activities are suspended while new premises are being fitted out at Silverwater in suburban Sydney. The new premises will have meeting rooms, a kitchen and a large collection of reference materials for collectors.

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