The 2020 Disaster Relief stamps to be released by Australia Post (Photo: AP)

February 13, 2020

Australia Post is releasing a special edition Disaster Relief stamp pack to raise funds for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

Australia Post will donate $2 to the Red Cross from every stamp pack sold, to go towards on-the-ground support for communities hit by bushfires and other disasters.

There will be 100,000 Disaster Relief stamp packs produced, each containing five stamps die-cut in the shape of Australia.

Australian Red Cross CEO Judy Slatyer said the ongoing community response to the bushfires had been incredible.

“The funds raised through the Disaster Relief stamps will help keep our staff and volunteers on the ground helping those affected by the bushfires, providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies,” Ms Slatyer said.

The special release stamp packs will sell for $5.50 and will be available from February 18 at participating Post Offices while stocks last.

Customers wishing to make a further donation to the Red Cross can do so over the counter at Post Offices.

More than $1.1 million has so far been accepted by Australia Post and transferred to the Australian Red Cross.

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