When can I start to learn to drive?

If you're at least 16 years old, you're ready to begin.

The first step is to pass the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT). But before you head off to the Service NSW, you've got some preparation to do. The first thing to do is read the Road Users' Handbook and the pamphlet Getting your driver licence.

To help you out, the Road Users' Handbook is available on the Service NSW website- including questions for you to tackle as you go through it. These are the kinds of questions that you'll need to answer in the DKT. Electronic versions of the handbook and the DKT have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Korean, Serbian, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Will I need a lot of lessons?

There is no exact figure as to how many driving lessons you will need, as this varies from person to person and their driving skills. A rough guide to how many driving lessons you will need is set out by the Service NSW, which says on average a student requires a minimum of 120 hours of driving experience to pass their driving tests first time round. Although after recent changes to Learners Licence regulations every 1 hour lesson taken through a licensed instructor counts to 3 hours towards your logbook hours. After taking a few professional lessons from your instructor, we advise you to speak to your instructor about how many lessons he or she feels you will require based on your current driving skills.

How long is each lesson?

Usually lessons are only an hour long each, but we recommend that you book one and a half hour lesson if you are able to, as this way you are more likely to make quicker progress by putting your experiences into practice and therefore passing your test in very little time, saving you a lot of money.

What happens during each lesson?

Our driving instructor is trained to teach you theory and practical, ensuring that you receive the best tuition possible and also to increase your skills and road confidence. At the end of each driving lesson you and your driving instructor will recap what you learnt and set an objective of what you will learn during the next lesson as this will help you maintain a steady progress.

How many lessons do I need?

There is no straight answer, it all depends on the students ability to observe traffic regulations, vehicle control, search and identify hazards. In most cases all this can be covered within 10-12 lessons. But additional lessons will be need to build up confidence and a sense of the road.

What do I need to be able to take lessons?

You will need a Australian learners licence or an overseas licence.

I don't have transport, can lessons be taken where I live?

Yes, we provide a door-to-door service, we will pick you up from your house, school or work.

Can I use my own car?

Yes, you can. It must be roadworthy with valid registration and comprehensive insurance.

Do you have any female driving instructors?

No, not at present.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Ideally you should inform us atleast 24 hour before your scheduled lesson but If something urgent comes up just give us a call as soon as possible to reschedule the lesson.

Where can I book for my licensing exams?

Click Here to book Service NSW tests and if you wish to have a lesson before your exam please contact us to arrange a time that would suit you and our instructor.

Can the pick up and drop off location be different?

Yes,  within our operating area (Hornsby and surrounding areas). Just inform our instructor before the lesson commences.

Do I need to speak English?

Basic knowledge of english is sufficient to start taking driving lessons.

What methods of payments do you accept?

Our preferred methods of payment are cash and PayID. Bank transfers and card payments are also accepted but they incur a processing fee of 2.99% per transaction.

Do I pay for petrol?

No, this is covered in the tuition cost.

Overseas conversion? 

Yes, we can help you convert your overseas licence to an Australian one.

Dear Customers

Please be advised that our Instructor will be away from 25th November 2024 to 29th December 2024. Therefore no lesson booking can be made during this period. If you are purchasing lesson packages please consider completing your lessons before these dates alternatively you can complete the balance of your remaining lessons after these dates.

Admin
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