We help young learner drivers in out of home care get the driving experience required for a probationary licence.
What is the learner driver mentor program (L2P)?
Victoria’s graduated licensing system makes it compulsory for learner drivers under 21 years of age to obtain 120 hours of supervised driving experience prior to taking the probationary licence test.
Research shows that young drivers who achieve 120 hours of supervised driving experience in a range of conditions are less likely to be involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.
Driving experience is often gained through parents or other family members in family owned vehicles, with the support of professional driving lessons. Young people in out of home care can find this difficult and L2P can help them gain the required experience.
How does it work?
Young drivers are matched with a licensed volunteer mentor, and using a sponsored vehicle, gain supervised driving experience.
Under our program, eligible learner drivers receive professional driving instruction before moving into supervised driving. Our volunteer mentors ensure the learner experiences a range of driving conditions, including night driving, and that their learner driver log book is correctly completed.
Am I eligible?
Our L2P program operates in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region. It’s free to young people aged 16 to 18 with a current learner’s permit and living in out of home care. (Please note L2P does not pay for the probationary driving test itself.)
If you are interested in participating, or would like to refer a young person into the program, please call us on 8870 4070 or email us.
Become a mentor
We are always on the lookout for more mentors to take young people for driving practice at a time convenient to you, in cars supplied by us. You’ll receive comprehensive training before you hit the road with your learner driver. To find out more, please call 8870 4070 or email us.