|24th December 1846||Labuan ceded to Great Britain|
|by 1849||Official acted as Postmaster|
|1st August 1860||Agreement with British Post Office to exchange mails. Hong Kong and Indian stamps used for mail from Labuan.|
|1867||Straits Settlements stamps used.|
|16th April 1877||Labuan joined Universal Postal Union.|
|22nd November 1877||Straits Settlements postage rates adopted + 3d for transit from Labuan to Singapore.|
|May 1879||First Labuan stamps issued.|
|1881||First postal card issued|
|1st January 1890||Labuan administration transferred to British North Borneo Company.|
|1892||North Borneo stamps valid for use in Labuan.|
|May 1894||New Labuan stamps issued with designs
the same as North Borneo but colours changed
and Labuan engraved on vignette plate.
|24th September 1896||Set of six stamps issued to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of cession to Great Britain.|
|April 1897||New Labuan definitives issued with revised frames containing Chinese and Jawi inscriptions.|
|September 1902||New definitive stamps issued with a unique design.|
|1st January 1906||Control of Labuan administration reverted to the British Colonial Office.|
|30th October 1906||Labuan incorporated in Straits Settlements.
Straits Settlements stamps used thereafter.
|1st January 1942||Japanese invaded Labuan|
Japanese and overprinted Brunei, North Borneo and Sarawak stamps valid for postage
|10th June 1945||Australians landed in Labuan
Australian Military Mail used by civilians
British Military Administration established.
|15th August 1946||Labuan transferred from Straits Settlements to the Crown Colony of North Borneo|
|1949||Victoria, the main town in Labuan, renamed Labuan Town|
|31st August 1963||North Borneo (including Labuan) became self-governing|
|16th September 1963||North Borneo joined the Federation of Malaysia and was renamed Sabah|
|16th April 1984||Labuan made Federal Territory|
|25th October 1986||New Federal Territory definitives issued|
More detailed information on the postal history of Labuan is contained in
Edward Proud's book "The Postal History of British Borneo"