Learner Driver Program
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(The Learner Driver Program has been postponed due to social distancing)
What is the Learner Driver Program?
This program aims to help new drivers gain more experience and become skilled and safer drivers. Learner drivers are supported by skilled volunteers who hold an unrestricted driver licence and access to an automatic vehicle in which they can achieve the required practice hours.
To practice in this program the computer based Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) must be passed before obtaining a learner licence. The program helps learner drivers to complete 120 hours minimum driving practice (including 20 hours of night driving) before the driving test is taken for a Provisional Licence.
Who is the program for?
A person is eligible to apply for the program if they:
- Are in receipt of a Centrelink payment (or are dependent upon someone who does)
- Are unable to access driving supervision from family and friends
- Hold a valid NSW Learner Driver Licence
Volunteer and Car
The Learner Driver Program will provide an automatic car and an assessed volunteer that will support each Learner Driver. Availability of program driving hours is dependent on the availability of volunteers and the number of Learners registered.
Driving School Assessment
Participant’s driving skills will be assessed by a local driving school prior to booking a practice session.
Fees & Charges
There is a a registration fee of $180 which includes the assessment with a local driving school and 100 kilometres of driving.
Once the 100 kilometres are used you can pre purchase extra kilometres at 75 cents per kilometre.
Learner drivers must keep mileage in credit at all times.
Installment Payment Option
From the date of enrolment an installment payment option is available to help you spread the cost of the registration and assessment fees.
The Learner Driver Program has been developed in partnership with: