Melbourne (AU)

From Stamps of the World
Melbourne (AU) 28 Aug 1933.jpg
Loading map...

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The name "Melbourne" refers to an urban agglomeration area (and census statistical division) spanning 9,900 km2 (3,857.2 sq mi) that comprises the greater metropolis – as well as being a common name for its metropolitan hub, the Melbourne City Centre. It is a leading financial centre in Australia, as well as the Asia-Pacific region, and has been ranked the world's most livable city since 2011 (and among the top three since 2002), according the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In 2013 the EIU also ranked Melbourne the fourth most expensive city in the world, tying with Oslo, Norway. Melbourne is rated highly in the areas of education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, tourism and sports.

Read more at:

Main GPO

Elizabeth Street GPO Melbourne

Melbourne Post Office opened 13 April 1837

Renamed Elizabeth Street Post Office - 4 June 1917

Renamed Melbourne from Elizabeth Street - 1 January 1964

Australia cancels

Melbourne (AU) a.jpg
On a 1919 issue.
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 -215

Meter cancels

Meter cancel 1982


1933 Melbourne to Tacoma, Washington, USA
1936 Melbourne to Toronto, Canada

Victoria State cancels

Before 1913.

Melbourne Victoria 1877 issue
Circle MELBOURNE A in 1893
Circle MELBOURNE in 1897, expedition 15 A
Circle in 1898
Circle in 1899, expedtion 23 A
Circle in Nov. 1899, expedition 7 O
Stampset.png POSTAGE issue in 1901 - mechanical mark
Circle MELBOURNE 10 in 1908

Double circles


DC MELBOURNE 1 (?) in March 1901.
DC at MELBOURNE 6 in 1900, expedition PM 2:15
DC at MELBOURNE 7 in 1900, expedition AM 11:45
DC at MELBOURNE 16 in 1906, expedition PM 5:15
DC at MELBOURNE 17 in 1900
DC at MELBOURNE 18 in 1901
DC at MELBOURNE 20 in 1900, expedition PM 1:30
DC MELBOURNE in February 1901 on a 1886 Stamp Duty issue.

Sub office postmarks


Post Office opened ...

On a 1901 issue.

Collins Street

Post Office opened 1 September 1925

Closed 26 June 1992

1934 Collins Street, Melbourne to Adelaide, South Australia

Ship Mail Room Postmarks

Ship Mail Room 3 1961

Telegraph Cancels

Telegraph Branch G.P.O. Melbourne c.1881