New South Wales
Welcome to the Home of Stamp Collecting in New South Wales
Philatelic Association of NSW inc. (PHILAS)
Street Address: Philas House, 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Postal Address: The Philatelic Association of NSW Inc., PO BOX 220, Darlinghurst NSW 1300 Australia
Opening Hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays 9am to 3.30pm
Philas Office – Phone / Fax / Email
Phone – (02) 9264 8301 – Tuesdays and Saturdays only 9.30am to 3.30pm
Phone – (02) 9264 8406 (Answer-phone)
Fax – (02) 9267 4741 Email – Enquiries to the Philas Office only –
Philas has three operating sub-groups:
The Philas House Committee, which is responsible for: the upkeep and maintenance of its three floors; the tri-annual Philas stamp auctions; meeting and catering facilities; publishing the quarterly journal Philas News;; and administrative functions.
The Philatelic Development Council (PDC), which is responsible for: promoting philately in NSW; organising State and NSW National exhibitions; maintaining a panel of State level judges through regular training and refresher courses; liaison with Trade Associations; and in conjunction with the Philas House Committee, provision of a wide range of services and facilities to the affiliated clubs and societies.
The Philas Library Inc. which is responsible for maintenance of a well stocked & regularly updated philatelic library; which is available to all members of affiliated clubs and societies and is open to members of the public, who may use the library for reference purposes but cannot borrow books from it.
For more information about Stamp Collecting in NSW link to the PHILAS website:
Home Page: access to the main activities currently in NSW
Clubs and Societies: their locations, meetings nights, activities and contacts .
Auction Details: when, viewing dates and times, access o catalogues and results .
Events: significant forthcoming events in NSW
Library: details regarding the type of material you can expect to find .