The Right Australian Handwriting Font

January 01, 2019

Australian Handwriting styles for primary school. Learn to form the Australian alphabet and numbers.

Yes it is amazing but totally true, Australian school children write in five totally different fonts depending on what State or Territory they live in.

Here is an example of the five different handwriting styles that are used in Australia:

Australian Handwriting for your child. Teach your child to form Australian letters and numbers.

  • You can clearly see that the angle and the shape of just the first five letters of the alphabet are totally different from each other and it is the same with the other twenty one letters.

Over the past nine years that Writeboards have been in business they have come across many teachers that are not even aware of these facts, so I ask myself, how are parents supposed to know what to do?

  • To compound these problems there are many people out there that claim that they have the right font and it may even be called the same name, however, they are nothing but look-a-like fonts and parents, teachers and schools are purchasing them to teach their children and students.

Australian school handwriting. Make sure you teach your child the right way to write.

  • You yourself could create a font and call it NSW Foundation Font or a similar name and sell it to parents and teachers and no one would even question you.

The simple fact is there is No Overseeing Body in the World!

For the purpose of this blog, the examples that are shown below will be completed using NSW Foundation Font; however, it is just the same with the other States in Australia.

NSW Foundation Font handwriting styles. Only one is right. Be careful what you buy for your child.

  • Pictured above is an example of only four of the different fonts that are sold right here in Australia.
  • As you can see only one is right and completed using the strict guidelines that the NSW Department of Education has set out in their syllabus. 
  • If you look at the others, they kind of look alike, however, they are NOT the same they are totally different! 
  • If you look even closer and compare letter against letter, you will see different shapes and angles.
  • This unfortunately, is only a small sample of the multitude of look-alike fonts that are currently flooding the market.
Australian handwriting. Teach your child with a font that has a money back guarantee! 


  • There are also many places on the internet that claim to have Australian fonts for freeI will leave it to the imagination of the reader rather than describe how wrong they all are.
  • To add to this dilemma recognised educational suppliers and many places on the internet sell downloads, site licences, memberships, books and resources every day of the week that have been created using these look-a-like fonts. 

Australian school handwriting, make sure you teach your child to write the right way.

All I can say is please take care when purchasing fonts or other educational resources for your child or students. Please make sure you get it right the first time for their sake. 

Writeboards uses the best fonts in the world for all States in Australia, they offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee that your child or students will be learning the right way to write!

Writeboard use the best Australian handwriting worksheets in the world. Money Back Guarantee!

  • Below you will find links to Writeboards worksheets and resources. Around 98% of schools adhere to these particular fonts.
  • If you would like read more about what the other 2% are doing go just to Worksheets for Parents.

Here are links and a list to the five different handwriting styles that are used in Australia.

QLD Modern Cursive Font - QLD schools.

NSW Foundation Font - NSW and ACT schools.

SA Modern Cursive Font - SA schools.

TAS Beginners Font - TAS schools.

VIC Modern Cursive Font - VIC, WA and NT schools.

Until next time keep smiling...
Download Free Australian handwriting worksheets for your child.
WARNING: Be careful what you buy at the shops for your child as most material is wrong. Read more about this here...

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