Drive for Life

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Important Message: For those young people who need help with driving lessons & supervised driving support, our program is currently at maximum capacity. Please check back soon as we are working hard to clear a backlog due to the COVID lockdowns. 

If you are enquiring about assistance to prepare for the Driver Knowledge Test, we are able to assist you. Please complete the enquiry below.

Drive for Life is a learn-to-drive program with a difference.  Participants are provided with supervised driving instruction, life mentoring, positive role models and needs-based support to help them overcome life barriers and drive forward towards a better future. 

The program provides participants with access to:

  • Support to help them obtain the learner permit
  • A safe, maintained and insured vehicle to learn in
  • Professional driving lessons
  • Road safety sessions

Drive for Life is for young adults aged 16-25 years who want to get their driver licence and who are experiencing or have previously experienced:

  • Difficulty accessing a vehicle or licensed supervising driver
  • Long term unemployment
  • Numeracy/literacy constraints
  • Mental health illness

The Salvation Army Youthlink Drive for Life program operates in Western Sydney (based at Blacktown) and Southern Sydney (based at Miranda).

If you would like to find out more about Drive for Life, please fill out the form below or give us a call. 

Call us on 0428 950 714

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Luke's Story


I spent most of my teens years living on the streets.  My mum died when I was little and my dad was in prison.  I had no family support when I was growing up and got involved in crime. I only just survived.  My Juvenile Justice caseworker referred me to the Drive for Life program to meet my bail requirements.  I worked with my mentor, got my Learners and soon after I passed my Ps. I could drive. It was hard work but it helped me get a plumbing apprenticeship.  Life is looking better!