Safer Drivers Course
What is a Safer Drivers Course?
The Safer Drivers Course is designed to work in conjunction with the current NSW learner log book system.
This Transport for NSW course is designed to establish safer driving practices for learner drivers under the age of 25, who are statistically most at risk of a fatal accident once they get their provisional licence. The course is educational, enjoyable and will help you develop safe driving practices that will go beyond your licence test.
What are the requirements to be eligible for the course?
How do I book the course?
You can view all available locations and sessions and book online in just a few simple steps. Simply select your preferred location, session and complete your payment securely via our online system.
What locations is the Safer Drivers Course offered?
What will I learn by completing this course?
How much does it cost?
What do I bring on the day?
How long is the course?
Can both modules be completed on the same day?
How long after completing Module 1 must I complete Module 2?
Can I complete Module 2 in a manual transmission vehicle?
What happens if I need to reschedule or cancel my already booked course?
Rescheduling or cancelling is free of charge if done more than 5 days before the module 1 booking. You can reschedule or cancel your course booking by logging into your account to reschedule the session to a preferred time and date if made within the 5 day period – subject to availability.
Cancelations within 5 days will forfeit the full course fee.
If you need to reschedule an already scheduled module 2 session after already completing module 1, you will be required to pay the full course fee of $140 (incl. GST).
No shows will also forfeit the full course fee.
I am a health care or concession card holder. Am I eligible for a discount?
The NSW government is able to fund the Safer Drivers Course for current Health Care and Pensioner Concession card holders under 25 years of age.
For more information on how to apply please view the Application process for Health Care and Concession card holders.
What driving lessons do you offer?
Do you offer refresher lessons in my area?
How can I book a refresher lesson or driver assessment?
You can can book refresher lessons or formal driver assessments online in just a few simple steps. Simply select your preferred location, session and complete your payment securely via our online system. Alternatively, you can also call 1300 696 762 for bookings.
What is the difference between a driving test and driving assessment?
A driving test is carried out by Transport for NSW at a local Service NSW centre in order to adhere to their licence system requirements. The tests are practical driving test with eight fail items. You must successfully pass all fail items to pass the test. A modified licence will be issued after three failed attempts. This test must be completed prior to you turning 85, and then every two years thereafter. A driving assessment is carried out by a licensed driving instructor with a senior assessor qualification. These assessments are usually conducted from your home and on your local streets. You can have as many assessments as you like on the proviso you don't perform a serious fail based on the TfNSW standards.
These assessments must be completed prior to you turning 85, and then every two years thereafter.
What do I need to know about the older driver licensing system?
If you’re a NSW and ACT driver 75 years and older you’re required to have an annual medical examination to retain your licence. If 85 years and older, you must decide whether to keep your unrestricted licence or switch it to a modified licence.
An unrestricted licence requires you to complete a practical driving test or assessment every two years.
On renewal, senior drivers can chose a modified licence with certain conditions – pending negotiations with the TfNSW, i.e. a 'home to town' driving condition could be put in place. Modified licence holders aren’t required to undertake driving tests or assessments.