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If you are you aged between 16 to 25 years of age and live in New South Wales, Queensland, or Western Australia*, our ‘Drive for Life’ training and mentoring program can help you obtain your driver’s licence.

The program is designed for young people who may find it difficult to achieve their drivers licence due to a variety of factors, including:  

  • Low levels of numeracy/literacy (early school leaving)
  • Long term unemployment
  • Living in remote communities
  • Experiences of homelessness
  • Cultural barriers
  • Mental health
  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
  • Lack of access to a vehicle or licenced supervising driver
  • Living with a disability

Learning to drive is a key life skill that can help young people move towards independence and realise their education, employment and housing goals.

If you are in Victoria and under 21 years of age, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) funded L2P learner driver mentor program is available. See more details below.

*Please note this program is not available everywhere. Click on the state below to see what is available.

NSW

Drive for Life

'Drive for Life' is a learn-to-drive program with a difference. You will have access to supervised driving instruction, mentoring and the support of positive role models. You will receive professional driving lessons in a safe, maintained and insured vehicle and help to complete your log book hours.

How 'Drive for Life' works

We will team you up with one of our friendly volunteers to help you get your licence, learn valuable life skills and achieve your goals.

Step 1: Support from Drive for Life staff to help you get your L's.

Step 2: Have lessons with a licenced driving instructor to get you started.

Step 3: Once you are confident on the road with the driving instructor, a volunteer supervisor will help you with the remaining hours needed.

Step 4: Your instructor accompanies you to your test. The rest is up to you!

Locations

  • Drive for Life Auburn (NSW)
  • Drive for Life Blacktown (NSW)
  • Drive for Life Central Coast (Wyong, NSW)
  • Drive for Life Hunter (Newcastle, NSW)
  • Drive for Life Hunter (Singleton, NSW)
  • Drive for Life Miranda (NSW)
  • Drive for Life Mount Druitt (NSW)
  • Drive for Life Orange (NSW)
  • Drive for Life Penrith (NSW)

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QLD

Drive for Life

'Drive for Life' is a learn-to-drive program with a difference. You will have access to supervised driving instruction, mentoring and the support of positive role models. You will receive professional driving lessons in a safe, maintained and insured vehicle and help to complete your log book hours.

How 'Drive for Life' works

We will team you up with one of our friendly volunteers to help you get your licence, learn valuable life skills and achieve your goals.

Step 1: Support from Drive for Life staff to help you get your L's.

Step 2: Have lessons with a licenced driving instructor to get you started.

Step 3: Once you are confident on the road with the driving instructor, a volunteer supervisor will help you with the remaining hours needed.

Step 4: Your instructor accompanies you to your test. The rest is up to you!

Locations

  • Drive for Life Chermside (QLD)
  • Drive for Life Bundaberg (QLD)
  • Drive for Life Stafford (QLD)

Apply now

VIC

L2P learner driver mentor program

The TAC funded VicRoads L2P learner driver mentor program assists learners under 21 years of age, without access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the 120 hours of driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.

You are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors, and use a sponsored vehicle to gain supervised driving experience.

Find out more

WA

Drive for Life

'Drive for Life' is a learn-to-drive program with a difference. You will have access to supervised driving instruction, mentoring and the support of positive role models. You will receive professional driving lessons in a safe, maintained and insured vehicle and help to complete your log book hours.

How 'Drive for Life' works

We will team you up with one of our friendly volunteers to help you get your licence, learn valuable life skills and achieve your goals.

Step 1: Support from Drive for Life staff to help you get your L's.

Step 2: Have lessons with a licenced driving instructor to get you started.

Step 3: Once you are confident on the road with the driving instructor, a volunteer supervisor will help you with the remaining hours needed.

Step 4: Your instructor accompanies you to your test. The rest is up to you!

Location:

  • Drive for Life Kalgoorlie (WA)

Apply now

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