Australian Antarctic Territory

The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) is administered by the Australian Antarctic Division.

At approximately 5,896,500 km2, it is the largest territory of Antarctica claimed by any nation. Only four other countries (New Zealand, United Kingdom, France and Norway) recognise Australia's claim to the AAT.

AAT consists of all the islands and territory south of 60°S and between 45°E and 160°E, except for Adélie Land (136°E to 142°E). It is bounded by Queen Maud Land in the West and by Ross Dependency in the East.

The United Kingdom claimed Victoria Land in January 1841 and Enderby Land in 1930. In 1933, the UK transferred most of the territory south of 60° S and between meridians 160° E and 45° E to Australia.In 1947, Britain transferred Heard Island and McDonald Islands to the territory. Mawson Station was established on 13 February 1954.

Whaling in Australian Antarctic territorial waters is controversial. Japan does not recognise the Australian claim to these waters, where Japanese ships conduct whaling.

Australia has issued postage stamps for the Australian Antarctic Territory since 1957, with an annual issue by the 1990s. All have an Antarctic theme.

(source: Wikipedia)

More information about AAT stamps

Year SG No Description MUH Hinged Used FDC
1957 1-7 Pre Decimals (7) $19.00 $10.00 $10.00  
1957 1 2/- blue $4.50 $3.00 $1.00  
1957 2 5d on 4d sepia $0.50 $0.40 $0.50  
1957 3 8d on 7d indigo $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1957 4 1/- green $2.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1957 5 2/3 green $10.00 $6.00 $6.00  
1957 6 5d blue $0.50 $0.50 $0.50  
1957 7 5d green $1.00 $0.30 $0.30  
1966 8-18 Decimals (11) $70.00   $42.00  
1966 08 1c $0.50   $0.50 $1.50
1966 09 2c $1.00   $0.50 $2.50
1966 10 4c $1.00   $0.50 $1.50
1966 11 5c $1.00   $0.50 $2.50
1966 12 7c $1.00   $0.50 $1.50
1966 13 10c $2.00   $0.80 $2.00
1966 14 15c $3.00   $2.50  
1966 15 20c $4.00   $3.00 $4.00
1966 16 25c $7.00   $5.00  
1966 17 50c $24.00   $15.00  
1966 18 $1 $32.00   $20.00  
1971 19-20 Treaty 10th Anniversary $6.00   $5.50  
1972 21-22 Cook $6.00   $5.50  
1973 23-34 Defins (12) $9.00   $6.50  
1973 23 1c $0.20   $0.20  
1973 24 5c $0.30   $0.20  
1973 25 7c $2.00   $1.00  
1973 26 8c $1.00   $0.50  
1973 27 9c $1.00   $0.50  
1973 28 10c $4.50   $2.00  
1973 29 20c $0.60   $0.50  
1973 30 25c $0.60   $1.00  
1973 31 30c $0.60   $0.60  
1973 32 35c $0.90   $0.60  
1973 33 50c $1.00   $0.60  
1973 34 $1 $2.00   $2.00  
1979 35-36 First Flight $1.80   $1.50  
1979 37-52 Ships (16) $11.00   $8.00  
1979 37 1c $0.20   $0.20  
1979 38 2c $0.20   $0.20  
1979 39 5c $0.20   $0.20  
1979 40 10c $0.20   $0.20  
1979 41 15c wrong Nimrod $1.50   $2.00  
1979 42 15c right Nimrod $1.20   $0.70  
1979 43 20c $0.80   $0.50  
1979 44 22c $0.50   $0.50  
1979 45 25c $0.80   $0.50  
1979 46 30c $0.60   $0.50  
1979 47 35c $0.70   $0.60  
1979 48 40c $0.80   $0.70  
1979 49 45c $0.90   $0.80  
1979 50 50c $1.00   $0.90  
1979 51 55c $1.10   $1.00  
1979 52 $1 $2.00   $1.50  
1982 53-54 Mawson $1.60   $1.60 $2.40
1983 55-59 Wildlife $3.00   $2.70 $4.00
1983 60 Treaty Meeting $0.60   $0.50 $1.50
1984 61-62 75th Anniversary $2.00   $1.80 $3.00
1984 63-77 Scenes (15) $10.00   $10.00 $12.00
1984 63 2c $0.20   $0.20  
1984 64 5c $0.30   $0.20  
1984 65 10c $0.20   $0.20  
1984 66 15c $0.20   $0.20  
1984 67 20c $0.30   $0.20  
1984 68 25c $0.50   $0.30  
1984 69 30c $0.70   $0.40  
1984 70 33c $0.50   $0.40  
1984 71 36c $0.60   $0.50  
1984 72 45c $0.70   $0.50  
1984 73 60c $1.00   $0.90  
1984 74 75c $1.50   $1.20  
1984 75 85c $1.70   $1.40  
1984 76 90c $1.80      
1984 77 $1 $2.00   $1.50  
1984 77c Scenes 3       $3.00
1986 78 Treaty 25th Anniversary $1.10   $0.80 $2.50
1988 79-83 Environment $6.00   $5.00 $9.00
1989 84-87 Nolan Landscapes $4.50   $4.80 $6.00
1991 88-89 Treaty 30th Anniv $3.80   $3.50 $5.00
1992 90-94 Regional Wildlife Pt 1 $7.50   $6.50 $9.00
1993 95-97 Regional Wildlife Pt 2 $7.00   $6.50 $8.00
1994 104-107 Huskies $6.00   $5.50 $7.00
1995 108-111 Whales & Dolphins $6.50   $6.00 $7.50
1995 112 Whales & Dolphins m/s $7.00   $6.00 $7.50
1995 112a Whales m/s o/pr Singapor $60.00   $50.00  
1996 112b Whales & Dolphins Capex $65.00      
1996 113-116 Landforms $8.00   $8.00 $8.50
1997 117-121 ANARE $12.00   $9.00 $10.00
1997 121G ANARE 45 c gutter $4.00      
1998 122-125 Transport $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
1999 126-129 Mawson's Huts $9.00   $9.00 $10.00
2000 130-131 Penguins $4.00   $3.00 $4.50
2000 130g Penguins 45c gutter pair $6.00      
2001 132-151 Aust in AAT 1901-2001 $24.00   $20.00 $25.00
2001 152-155 WWF - Leopard Seals $8.00     $10.00
2002 156-159 AAT Research $10.00   $8.00 $12.00
2002 159G AAT Research gutter $14.00      
2003 163G Antarctic Ships G/Pair $4.00      
2004 164-167 Mawson Station 50 Yrs $10.00   $9.00  
2005 168-171 Aviation in the AAT $9.00   $8.00 $10.00
2006 172-175 Fish Life $6.00     $8.00
2007 176-179 WWF Royal Penguins $9.00   $8.00 $10.00
2007 179G WWF Penguins G/pair $12.00   $10.00  
2008 180-183 Intern Polar Year $8.00   $7.00 $9.00
2008 183G Intern Polar Year G/pair $9.00      
2008 184 Intern Polar Year m/s $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
2009 185-188 Magnetic Pole Centenary $6.00   $5.50 $7.00
2009 189 Magnetic Pole Cent m/s $6.00   $5.50 $7.00
2009 190-191 Poles & Glaciers $4.50   $4.50 $5.50
2009 191G Poles/Glaciers 55c g/p $3.00      
2009 192 Poles & Glaciers m/s $6.00   $4.50 $7.00
2010 193-196 Macquarie Island $7.00   $6.00 $8.00
2010 196G Macquarie Island g/pair $20.00   $20.00  
2010 197 Macquarie Island m/s $7.00   $6.00 $8.00
2011 198-201 Antarctic Icebergs $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
2011 201G Antarctic Iceberg Gutter $4.00   $4.00  
2011 202 Antarctic Icebergs m/s $5.00   $4.00 $6.00
2011 203-206 Icebergs s/adh. $6.00      
2011 207-211 Antarctic Expedition Pt1 $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
2011 212 Antarctic Exped.m/s $6.00   $6.00 $7.00
2011 213 WWF Aust Mammals m/s $5.00   $5.00  
2012 214-216 Phillip Law $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2012 217 Phillip Law m/s $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2012 218-222 Expedition Centenary $7.50   $7.00 $8.50
2012 223 Expedition Cent m/s $8.00   $7.00 $9.00
2013 224-227 Antarctic Mountains $7.50   $7.00 $8.50
2013 228 Antarctic Mountains m/s $7.50   $7.00 $8.50
2013 229-233 Expedition 1911-14 $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2013 234 Expedition 1911-14 m/s $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2014 235-239 AAE 1911-14 Pt4 $7.00      
2014 240 AAE 1911-14 Pt4 m/s $7.00   $7.00  
2014 241-244 Huskies $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2014 245 Huskies m/s $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2014 246-247 Huskies s/adh $4.00      
2015 248-251 Colours of AAT $6.30   $6.30 $6.80
2015 251G Colours of AAT G/block $12.60      
2015 252 Colours of AAT m/s $6.30   $6.30 $6.80
2015 253-256 Dogs Save Macquarie Isl. $6.30   $6.30 $6.80
2015 257 Dogs Save Macquarie m/s $6.30   $6.30 $6.80
2016 258-262 Hurley's Journey 1915-16 $13.50   $13.50 $14.00
2016 263 Hurley's Journey m/s $13.50   $13.50 $14.00
2016 264-267 Ice Flowers $10.50   $10.50  
2016 268 Ice Flowers m/s $10.50   $10.50  
2016 269-270 Ice Flowers s/a $3.00      
2017 271-274 Deep Sea Creatures $9.00   $9.00 $9.50
2017 275 Deep Sea Creatures m/s $9.00   $9.00 $9.50
2017 276-278 Cultural Heritage $6.00   $6.00 $6.50
2017 279 Cultural Heritage m/s $6.00   $6.00 $6.50
2018 280-283 Crabeater Seal $9.00   $9.00 $9.50
2018 284 Crabeater Seal m/s $9.00     $9.50
2018 285-288 Aurora Australis $9.00   $9.00  
2018 289 Aurora Australis m/s $9.00