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Newcastle Philatelic Society

The Newcastle Philatelic Society was formed over 100 years ago during 1918.

The Society promotes the enjoyment of the hobby of Stamp Collecting for all in the Newcastle area, whether a junior, adult beginner or an advanced collector. Membership is open to persons over 16 years of age. [read more about the Newcastle Philatelic Society…]

Meetings and Activities for 2020

A lot has been happening with the Newcastle Philatelic Society over the past few weeks.

Attached is the September Thursday Day Meeting and October Committee meeting minutes.

Our Newsletter editor has prepared an extra Newsletter to cover happenings since the release of the August Newsletter. Please note that since the September edition was prepared, we have had a change of meeting venue which is detailed below.


Please be advise that for at least the next three months the Newcastle Philatelic Society will have a change of meeting venue for the Wednesday and Thursday meetings.

Pasterfield Community Centre, Horizon Drive, Cameron Park

To find the Pasterfield Centre, drive through Glendale, then to Edgeworth, through Edgeworth shopping centre and keep going on the divided road. There is a roundabout with the left going to Barnsley, go straight ahead. Take the first turn on the right, about 200 metres, into Dunbar Street. There is a turning lane with arrows painted on the road. Follow this road, when under the power lines you will see the sign PASTERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE (left) and SPORTING FIELDS (right). Turn left, then next right, can’t miss it.  The Pasterfield centre will be on your right.

If arriving from the south on the Pacific Motorway, exit on the West Wallsend Interchange & then follow the signs to Cardiff. You will travel approximately 4 kilometres,  the turn off to Dunbar Street will be on your left.    If you come to the roundabout to Barnsley, you have gone too far, do a U turn and go back 200m to Dunbar Street.

If arriving from the north on the Pacific Motorway, exit on the Newcastle Interchange and then turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto Cameron Park Drive, travel approximately 2 to 3 kilometres, turn left at the first roundabout, follow the signs to Cardiff as above.

If arriving from the west on the Hunter Expressway directions as highlighted above

The below link should take you to photos of the centre, building layout and a google map.


The venue has tea and coffee making facilities. Bring your own cup or mug as no crockery is provided. Roger will bring tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Due to Covid 19 restrictions no food will be provided. We are all responsible to keep the place tidy and take away any rubbish.

Please note that due to Covid 19 restrictions we are limited to a maximum of 20 persons at our meetings.

 Meetings will continue to start at 2.00pm.


The exhibition opens on Friday 22 October, and the final day is Sunday 24 October 2021.

Details www.newcastlephilatelicsociety.org.au
John Moore Commissioner john.moore@optusnet.com.au
Greg Laidler Secretary / Publicity glaidler@bigpond.com

Geographic image of the street location of the Mayfield Seniors Hall.
Mayfield Citizens Centre Aerial View


Latest News

May 2021 Newsletter now available

• Auction Nights – 3 a year. (for more detail contact Operations Convener)
These Auctions are intended to help members buy/sell philatelic items.
Members can submit up to 15 items (more by arrangement) for sale at a cost of $0.30 for each Lot.
Vendors receive the full amount paid by a successful bidder.
All successful purchases are free of any other costs.

• SWAP & SALE Night – 1 a year. (for more detail contact Operations Convener)
This night is intended to enable members and other interested parties to buy/sell/swap philatelic items at a suitable venue, provided free of charge by the Society.
Sellers set up a table for their items, while others simply bring along a few items to trade.