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Helping more learner drivers get their licence

Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure

The lack of a drivers licence is a significant barrier towards young people gaining employment, and the Hodgman Liberal Government recognises the importance of helping disadvantaged learner drivers gain essential on-road driving experience to help them get their driver’s licence.

To that end, I am pleased to announce the successful recipients in the next round of funding for the Learner Driver Mentor Programs, with $700 000 committed for 15 existing providers and for one new program for 2017-18.

Learner Driver Mentor Programs pair volunteer mentors with disadvantaged learner drivers to help them gain their licence, giving them greater social mobility, educational opportunities and access to employment.

More than 230 hours per month of on-road driver supervision and instruction is being achieved across the state with 88 L2 licences and 171 provisional licences attained last year, and demand for the Program continues to grow.

Individual Learner Driver Mentor Programs are supported by a range of government, non-government, business and community organisations as well as local volunteers, and we are pleased to support these programs that are making a real difference in the lives of many disadvantaged Tasmanians.

Eligible learners can find out more at Driver Mentoring Tasmania or by contacting their nearest Learner Driver Mentor Program provider:

Program

Provider

Contact

Driver Mentoring Tasmania

https://drivermentoringtasmania.org.au/

0409 832 764

Top Gear

Migrant Resources Centre - South

03 6221 0999

Top Gear

Jordan River Service Inc.

03 6263 4303

Drive Time

Derwent Valley Community House

03 6261 5230

Wheels 4 Work

Starting Point Neighbourhood House

03 6339 2861

Gearing Up

Huon Valley Council

03 6264 0377

Greenlight

Goodwood Community Centre

03 6272 2560

L2P

Northern Suburbs Community Centre

03  6326 6776

Drive 4 Life

Migrant Resources Centre - North

03  6332 2211

Ready Set Go

Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre

0405 976 865

Strive to Drive

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation

03 6452 1287

Jumpstart

Geeveston Community Centre

03 6297 1616

Easy P's

Devonport Chaplaincy Inc.

0418 509 436

Get In2 Gear

Break O'Day Council

03 6376 7900

CarSkills

Launceston College

03 6332 7777

A2P's

Australian Red Cross Burnie

03 6431 1848

PCYC (new)

PCYC Hobart

03 6230 2246