Planning your future
Your leaving care (my future) plan, financial support, getting a job, housing information and family
You can get help getting your driver licence
It can be difficult to complete all your driving hours and gain your provisional licence.
It is a good idea to talk about this with your caseworker whilst they are preparing your leaving care (my future) plan as they can help you through the process and even help with a number of free lessons. You will find that there are many more driving hours that you will have to do before you gain your licence. There are some organisations that may be able to support you, although some have eligibility requirements.
Birrang: Supports you in getting your Learners licence, and log driving hours.
Driving Change: Supports you in gaining your Learners licence and log driving hours.
Keys2Drive: Offers one free lesson with a driving instructor.
Green Light Movement: This is a learn to drive mentor program for young people aged 16 – 24. There is a cost for this program which is 8% your income. For example, if you receive the average Youth Allowance it’ll cost you around $32 per fortnight. Once you are on board they will pair you with a volunteer mentor who will supervise your on road hours for 2 hours a week until you reach 120 hours. You will also get up to 5 lessons with a driving instructor.
There are various locations in which these companies run their programs.
There is also a free safer drivers course that you may be eligible for once you have completed at least 50 hours of log book driving time.
Remember to Drive Phone Free