Your First Steps In Learning to Drive

What to Expect on your first learner lesson: Your chosen Driving Instructor will meet you at your specified time and location (whether your home, workplace or other).
If you are being picked up from a busy area, the Instructor may take you somewhere quieter for your first driving lesson if you are not proficient enough to start lessons from your busy pick up location.
The Instructor will explain and demonstrate car safety procedures and what the various pedals and levers do, plus how to operate them.
The Instructor will then explain how to move off and stop the car safely using mirrors and checking blind spots safely.  Your Driving Instructor will explain everything real-time as you are driving the car.  This is often a nervous time for learner drivers, but you will only be travelling a short distance down the road before you stop, plus it is usually in a straight or reasonably straight line.
At the end of your lessons you will return to your chosen locations which can often be different from your pick up point if you wish.  Your Instructor will explain how they think your first lesson went and what to expect on the next lesson.  You can both discuss furture driving lesson booking that will work around your schedule.

Can I use an Instructor’s car for my Driving Test?

Definitely. If you have had previous lessons in our car, we strongly recommend it as you will be familiar with the car, you will feel more relaxed. Before you sit the test, we will take you for a 1 hour driving lesson and go over any last minute points before the test.

Can I use my own vehicle for Driving Lessons?

As long as your vehicle is Registered, in road worthy condition, and covered with Comprehensive Insurance. It will always be safer in an Instructor’s vehicle as it is fitted with dual controls.

How may lessons should I do?

This will vary from person to person, depending on their driving experience.

How much are lessons?

A Single 1 hour Lesson is $65

Do you have dual controlled vehicles?

Yes, in order to be accredited, a Driving Instructor’s vehicle must be fitted with dual controls.

How long is each lesson?

Each lesson is usually 1 hour, however a 1.5 hour to 2 hours lessons are quite advantageous.

What are the advantages of using a Driving School?

Our car is fitted with dual controls for safety. 1 hour lesson from a Driving School equals 3 hours in your log book and we will take you through your test preparation before the date of your test.

Do you work weekends?

Yes, Saturday until 2pm.

How do I pay?

Payment can be made directly to the Instructor by cash, alternatively you can direct deposit prior to your lesson. Allow 2-3 working days for payment to be processed through your banking institution.

Do you have Gift Vouchers?

Yes. You can purchase a Gift Voucher for as many or as few a lesson as you like.

Do you pick up and drop off?

Yes, we can pick you up from Home, School, Work etc. and drop off in the same or different location within reason. As we cover a large area, there may be times we need to meet you at a pre-arranged location.

Are your Instructor’s Accredited?

Yes. Our Instructor’s have also passed a Police Check along with a Working with Children Check.

Do you give refresher lessons?

Yes. We often have people coming to us for reasons such as updating their knowledge on new rules and techniques.

What do I have to bring on my first lesson?

You will need your Learner’s Log Book (every lesson), Learner’s Licence and payment.

Are there any cancellation fee’s if I miss or re-book my lesson?

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us within 24 hours or a cancellation fee will be required. Gift Vouchers will be forfeited for students who fail to attend their lessons.

I am very nervous about my Driving Lesson or Driving Test. Is that ok?

It is natural for all new drivers to experience nerves with their first Driving Lesson or taking their test. We understand and are very patient and will make you feel at ease.

I’m new to driving and want to eventually drive a manual. What is the best way to start off?

We recommend that you commence in an automatic to gain confidence in driving and decision making skills.