Free Driving Lesson
Everyone wants to receive a Free Driving Lesson and I am sure that all learner drivers would benefit from additional driving lessons.
The more people learn about driving, the better they become at it. Therefore all learner drivers should know that there are a number of programs available to help you become a better driver.
Looking for Free Driving Lessons ‘Near Me’?
Obviously you can go for drives with a fully licensed driver when you are a learner driver. For more information on who you can drive with as a learner driver, please visit the Transport for NSW website.
Anyone who holds a full driving license can take you for a drive. Unfortunately you may learn bad habits or poor driving skills if that person is not a good teacher.
Therefore it is important that you learn the correct way of driving. As such, taking a driving lesson with a qualified driving instructor will allow you to learn more and become a safer driver.
In addition, you will gain the most from a driving instructor who has a structured driving lesson plan.
Free Safer Driver Courses available
Transport for NSW provides free safer driver course. This is a 5 hour course that will earn you 20 bonus log book hours when completed. Therefore this is a great opportunity for any learner driver to get a significant amount of the 120 log book hours required for the driving test.
See if you qualify by following the link to our Safer Drivers Course page.
Learn to Drive Driving School is an Approved Provider of the transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course.
Free NDIS Driving Lessons
The National Disability Support Scheme pays for specialized Driving Lessons for participants with Learning and physical difficulties. Learn to Drive Driving School has a fully qualified driving instructor who is approved by the NDIS.
You may be able to access funding from the NDIS for specialized driver training as part of your NDIS plan. Please contact your plan manager or Local area Coordinator. As the NDIS may require an on-road driving assessment be completed with a driver trained Occupational Therapist you can arrange for this with Learn to Drive.
The Driver Licensing Access Program
It can be difficult for some people to meet the requirements for attaining a driving license. The consequences of this can be dramatically affect employment, education and health outcomes. Therefore the NSW Government provides support to a variety of people in NSW including
- Aboriginal communities
- refugee and resettlement communities
- vulnerable young people
For more information on the Driver Licensing Access Program
Unemployed people can obtain funding for driving lessons to help them gain employment. You should talk to your employment agency to find out what assistance you can receive for driving lessons.
NSW State Government Programs
The state government of NSW helps disadvantaged learner drivers with a number of programs. Contact your case worker or the department of Communities and Justice for more information.
In addition there are a number of charitable organizations that provide driving lessons for disadvantage persons. As the size and scope of lessons offered varies over time, it is best if you contact the various organizations in your area.
I know that in the Western Suburbs of Sydney and the Blue Mountains assistance has been provided for learner drivers from a diverse range of places including:
- Department of communities and justice
- Salvation Army
- Mission Australia
- Wesley Mission