Philatelic Development Council (PDC)

The PDC has responsibility for all State and National philatelic exhibitions in NSW.

Exhibition Report - 15th March 2024

Please note that some exhibitions have been rescheduled and are now recorded at their new dates. 

EFIRO 2024 - 16th-19th April 2024

Bucharest Romania FIP Specialised 16th-19th April 2024, John Dibiase Australian Commissioner.
Bruce Chadderton: Wakarewarea - Living a Guided Life - Picture Postcards - 5 frames.

Jakarta 2024 - FIAP 3rd-7th July 2024

The Australian commissioner is John Moore. Entries closed on 28th February 2024

  • Sarah Harvey: Hong Kong KGV Definitive and China overprints. Tradition 8 Frames
  • Vijay Shukla: India-Handstruck, Scinde Dawk & Lithographed issues 1685 -1857. Traditional Asia-5 Frames
  • Darren Jones: Human endeavour in Antarctic. Open Class 5 frames
  • John Moore: Postal stationery of British East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika) including the East African Postal Union issues. Postal Stationery - 5 Frames.

Canberra Stamp Show 2024 - 12th-15th September 2024

The closing date for entries is 31st May 2024. There are a number of Challenges happening at this exhibition.

  • 5th challenge Australian Postcard Challenge from teams for around Australian and New Zealand
  • Club Challenge-teams of three in classes other than youth & literature. Must be noted on the on-line entry form.
  • UPU 150th Anniversary Challenge
  • 50 Years challenge-subjects from the 1970’s

For more details see the Exhibition Page on the Philatelic Society of Canberra website.

Toowoomba 2024 – Australian National One Frame 12th-13th October 2024

The venue is the Toowoomba Indoor bowls Association Hall, 10 Annand Street, Toowoomba. The Palmares will be at the Burke & Wills Hotel. There is an on-line entry form which closes on 8th July 2024. The exhibition is open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday 12th October and 9 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday 13th October 2024.

A prospectus is available online both FIP and AFP classed are available.
If you are posting your entry the address is:
Exhibition Secretary Toowoomba 2024
PO Box 7414
Toowoomba South 4350 
Email:  Mobile: 0468 390 299

Auckland 2024 New Zealand National

21st - 23rd November 2024 - CANCELLED

China 2024 - FIAP  29th November - 3rd December 2024

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China a philatelic exhibition will be held in Shanghai at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre
The Australian Commissioner is Dr Philip Levine: PO Box 394, Kenmore, Queensland 4069.  Email:
The frame fee for multi-frame classes is $US50 and one frame class $US75. Entries close on 29 April 2024, Commissioners will be notified of acceptances on 27th July 2024.

Bangkok 2025 - FIAP February 2025

Stephen Browne is the Australian Commissioner

Royalpex Stamp Exhibition 2025 - 7th-9th March 2025

New Zealand National, 7th-9th March 2025, Barber Hall, Palmerston North. Tony Griffin is the Australian Commissioner. Email:

PhilaKorea 2025 - FIP

The exhibition has now been changed to later in 2025 The Australian Commissioner is Bruce Chadderton.

Melbourne 2025 - FIAP

The exhibition has once again needed to be rescheduled. Although the venue is the same no specific date has been announced. The Commissioner General is David Figg and the Assistant Commissioner for Australian entries is Mike Kouwen of WA.

Boston 2026 -  23rd - 30th May 2026

The 12th International Philatelic Exhibition to be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) which is close to Logan International airport and the Amtrack South Station. Approximately 3,500 frame sides will be available.

Philatelic Development Council 2024

There is a new Philatelic Development Council (PDC). This document aims to outline the administration and functions of the PDC.

Elected at the Philas Annual Meeting on 25th November 2023 were: Sarah Harvey, Dee Collins, Yung Benson, Geoffrey Lewis, Mark Bailey, Paul Storm, and Andrew Pham.


Functions of the Philatelic Development Council (from APF website)

  • Promote and further develop organised philately.
  • Increase public awareness of stamp collecting.
  • Encourage the understanding of the art and science of philately.
  • Organising stamp exhibitions.
  • Promoting exhibiting.
  • Conducting judges training course.
  • Youth activities.
  • Display frames for hire.
  • Promotion of stamp clubs and societies.

Promoting organised Philately

  • Getting more people to be part of organised Philately.
  • Getting more volunteers from clubs and the community.

Increase awareness of Stamp Collecting

  • Items for local newspapers, magazines.
  • Specific displays at local Councils (postal History), Public Libraries (Australian Automotive Industry) Ethnic Community clubs.

Stamp Exhibitions

There are a number of levels of exhibitions:

  • State
  • National level
  • International level.

The Australian Philatelic Federation (APF) has scheduled a national exhibition in Sydney for 2025. Melbourne has an Asian Regional exhibition in the second half of 2025.

Promoting Stamp exhibitions

The PDC and Philas have been receiving monthly exhibition reports for NSW entrants. This should continue.

Training Courses

NSW currently has at least 15 national and international level jurors.


The current PDC has two members who have run the Sydney Youth Stamp Group.

Additionally, we have a member, Yung Benson, who is an internationally accredited Youth Class judge.

Promoting Stamp Clubs and Societies

We actively promote stamp clubs and societies through various channels, including Philas News, the Philas Facebook page, and the Philas website.