God has wonderful ways of turning simple gifts into great blessings. The Lutheran Church of Australia’s Stamps for Mission project has raised nearly $410,000! 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 Mission 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. 2018 marks ten years since LCA International Mission (formally Board for Mission) took over the Stamps for Mission project from the Lutheran Youth of Australia. It is overwhelming to think how much money has been raised from those seemingly worthless used stamps. We thank God for His blessing through this project.

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.

To print a poster which you can display at your stamp collection point download the poster here.

Need more inspiration?

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


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


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

Your Stamp Receivers

  • Arthur Schuster, 17 Titheradge Place, Chapman ACT 2611
  • Marie Bahr, 452 Kemp Street, Lavington NSW 2641
  • Ruth MacConnachie, 16 Village Bay Close, Marks Point NSW 2280
  • Marie Hamann, 39 Raymond Road, Springwood NSW 2777
  • Myrtle Truss, Unit 22 Hibiscus Retirement Village, 55 Carter Road, Nambour QLD 4560
  • Eric Wilson, LEQ Office, PO Box 1535 Milton QLD 4064
  • Erica Bowden, PO Box 1926, McLaren Flat SA 5175
  • Joy Mules, PO Box 141, Barmera SA 5343
  • Geoff Roocke, 15 Chitunga Road, Eden Hills SA 5050
  • Jackie Standish, 7 East Parkway, Fulham SA 5024
  • Sadie Voigt, 12 Stuart Street, Nuriootpa SA 5355
  • Karl Vieth, 60 Clarence Street, Bellerive TAS 7018
  • Ruth Ahearn, 1 Cameron Street, Hamilton VIC 3300
  • Thelma Handreck, 5 Westacott Street, Hamilton VIC 3300
  • Ingrid and 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
  • Cliff and Dawn Ziersch, Villa 52/58 Canna Drive, Canningvale WA 6153