God has wonderful ways of turning simple gifts into great blessings. The Lutheran Church of Australia’s Stamps for Missions project has raised nearly $390,000! All proceeds are donated to LCA International Mission programs and projects. This is possible due to the dedication of volunteers who collect, clean, package and sell the stamps.

Stamps for Missions was established in 1938 through the efforts of Pastor Ted Koch and Mr Ern Unger. Ern became the first stamp receiver and did this for the next 65 years, encouraging many others along the way.

Preparing stamps

If you would like to join in God’s mission in this way, please post your used stamps to one of our wonderful volunteer stamp receivers (listed opposite). To make life easier for them, we’ve prepared some guidelines for you, as you prepare your stamps for them. Download the guidelines.

Need more inspiration?

Read these stories about our stamp receivers and the difference Stamps for Missions is making in God’s mission.


The list of mission projects and programs receiving support from Stamps for Missions is inspiring. Download the brochure.


If you have any questions about Stamps for Missions, please contact Peter Nitschke, the national Stamps for Missions project director, on 08 8365 7717 or at

Your Stamp Receivers

  • Marie Bahr, 452 Kemp Street, Lavington NSW 2641
  • Ruth MacConnachie, 16 Village Bay Close, Marks Point NSW 2280
  • Gloria Nash, 10 Davy Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
  • Myrtle Truss, Unit 22 Hibiscus Retirement Village, 55 Carter Road, Nambour Qld 4560
  • Eric Wilson, LEQ Office, PO Box 1535 Milton Qld 4064
  • Rita Seidel, 38 Gilbert Street, Crystal Brook SA 5523
  • Ruth Ahearn, 1 Cameron Street, Hamilton Vic 3300
  • Thelma Handreck, 5 Westacott Street, Hamilton Vic 3300
  • Ingrid & Klaus Harder, 29 Pearce Street, Wodonga Vic 3690
  • Marie Hill,42 Park Hall Village Place, Wodonga Vic 3690
  • Shirley Jorgensen, 153 Katyil-Wail Road, Dimboola Vic 3414
  • Burnard Nitschke, 22 Berkley Road, Ringwood Vic 3134
  • Karl Vieth, 60 Clarence Street, Bellerive Tas 7018
  • Maie Kadaja, U2/26 Bassendean Parade, Bassendean WA 6054