About Global Penfriends

Global Penfriends was established in 1995 in Australia. Our club is aimed at people interested in snailmail and online correspondence. Our members are of all ages and interests and from all corners of the globe. GPF is a premium penpal club. We pride ourselves on maintaining a high quality, safe penpal club, free of scammers and spammers. If you are seeking more considered, longer format messaging and letter writing - this is the club for you.

We want to help you find genuine penpals and friends from all around the world. Our club is not just about finding pen-pals.. its about finding the RIGHT pen-pals. To help search for your perfect penpal - we ask all members to complete a detailed profile that will be reviewed by an actual human to ensure profiles are genuine.

..So what makes Global Penfriends unique?

  • Safe and Secure
  • Our internal messaging system means that you never have to give out your contact details (email or postal) to any potential penpals until you have built trust. Members can choose the age and gender of penpals they will receive messages from.
  • Family owned and operated
  • Global Penfriends is a registered club operated by family. GPF has been operating for over 25 years.
  • Quality selection of international penpals
  • Profile administrators check each profile for appropriate content to ensure our site is family friendly and safe for all visitors.
  • Postal penfriends and email penpals
  • Our site specialises in both postal penpals (snail mail) and internet penpals. We are by far the largest postal penpal site on the internet and all active profiles are visible to members.
  • Anti-Spam policy
  • We have strict anti-spam and anti-advertising policies. We realise our premium members don't want to be bothered by advertising and no members want letters from people seeking money, so our site functionality is designed to eliminate any such abuse.
  • Anti-Scam policy
  • We have anti-scammer tools that are constantly searching our member profiles to detect and block scammers and we provide the ability to easily report suspicious activty. We have zero tolerence for scammers and will ensure Global Penfriends is a safe place to meet genuine friends.
  • Member testimonials
  • We encourage our members to post feedback which is easily viewable. We have thousands of member testimonials and want all visitors to see what our members think of us. All feedback received is discussed internally and good suggestions are adopted.
  • Customer support
  • If you have any technical or functional queries - we attempt to respond to all queries within 12 hours.