Pen pal letter writing is a fun, creative and rewarding way for your students to practice literacy and communication. Use our lesson plans, sample templates and/or join our Pen Pal Club to get started.

Join the Pen Pal Club

Explore the art of writing: lesson plans

We've developed a lesson plan on writing letters during times of crisis.

Sample letter, how-to guide & templates

Expert tips

Bestselling children’s author and our letter-writing champion Morris Gleitzman shares his top tips on creating a great letter. Listen as he explains why, how and what to write about, and use his suggestions to craft letters that are truly special.

The Pen Pal Club Book

Have a question?

Read our frequently asked questions below the form, or email us at PenPalClub@auspost.com.au

Register your classroom in The Pen Pal Club

Tell us a little about your class*, so we can connect you with another class educator keen to get their students involved in pen pal writing too.

Are you eligible? Any educator employed by a nationally recognised Early Learning Centre, Kindergarten or Primary School in Australia can register.

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If you are a Primary School, please enter your 5 digit ACARA ID. Find it here https://asl.acara.edu.au/School-Search If you are a Kindergarten or Early Learning Centre, please enter your ACECQA service approval number (SE-XXXXXXXX) number https://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/national-registers
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* Australia Post collects your personal information in order to facilitate the Pen Pal program and connect you with another class. Your educational email address and phone number will be shared with another teacher of the program in order make contact with you. Without this information, we would be unable to provide you with this service. The classroom information we collect is solely for the purposes of finding a suitable classroom to match yours with and will be up to the teachers to share once connected. Your personal information is handled in accordance with the Australia Post Group Privacy Statement which outlines how to access and/or correct your personal information or make a privacy related complaint. For more information please visit www.auspost.com.au/privacy.

Frequently asked questions

Registration

Finding your class pen pals

Getting started

Further support and information