Central Coast Driving Training & Lessons

First Driving Lessons NRMA

Earn 20 log book hours,
complete a Safer Drivers

NRMA driver training school on the Central Coast focuses on low risk driving techniques to assist students to become safer drivers for life and not to just pass their driving test.

We appoint only the highest quality driving instructors, each chosen not only for their skills as professional educators but for their enormous passion for what they do. Regular re-training programs ensure that all NRMA driving instructors are fully abreast of changes in industry practice and modern education techniques. Our expert, friendly instructors cover areas across Gosford, Wyong, Woy Woy and Silverwater.

We offer driving lessons at any stage of the drivers' license process - any age and any level of driving ability.

Driver training to suit your needs

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Lesson pricing

Lesson length varies from 60 minutes to 3 hours depending on individual needs, with a 90 minute ongoing driving lesson highly recommended.

90 minute lesson (initial driving lesson) - $111

A requirement for learner drivers who have not previously had a lesson with an NRMA instructor. The 90 minute lesson is designed to allow appropriate time to determine the student's knowledge, current skill and confidence level so a tailored program can be developed to suit their needs.

Ongoing lessons - 60 minute $74 | 90 minute $111 | 120 minute $148

For learner drivers who have already had an initial driving lesson with an NRMA instructor. Ongoing lesson duration can vary in length depending on lesson outcome requirements. Longer sessions can also assist in managing busy schedules. Your instructor can best advise on your individual requirements. All lessons regardless of duration are structured and tailored to suit individual needs.

150 minute licence test - $185

For learner drivers who are taking their Ps test with TfNSW in an NRMA car this special lesson provides time to calm your nerves with a warm up drive immediately preceding the test. Your instructor will wait while you take the test in the NRMA car and return home with you.

Conditions of booking: If booked without prior consultation with your NRMA instructor you will not be permitted to use the NRMA vehicle. See terms and conditions

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Safer Drivers Course - $140 including GST

Available to NSW learners under the age of 25 who have completed at least 50 hours on-road driving hours in their learner logbook. This course aims to help young learner drivers be safer on the road once they receive their provisional licence.

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60 minute refresher - $74 | 90 minute refresher - $111

Great for anyone who wants to freshen up their driving skills and update their road rule knowledge at any stage in their driving lifecycle. The refresher can also target specific areas of concern as requested.

60 minute older driver assessment - $89

Ideal if you're a little more confident in your driving skills and road rule knowledge. The 60 minutes is a formal driver assessment for drivers 85+ years to retain their unrestricted licence as part of the NSW licencing scheme.

90 minute older driver refresher and assessment - $133.50

Great for refreshing your driving skills, and updating your road rule knowledge. The instructor uses the first 30 minutes to gauge your skills and confidence, and identify areas that may require further improvement prior to the assessment. The remaining 60 minutes is a formal driver assessment for drivers 85+ years to retain their unrestricted licence as part of the NSW licencing scheme.

Conditions of booking: Customers must lodge their medical with TfNSW at least 48 hours prior to their scheduled assessment time or cancellation policy will apply.

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60-90 minute lesson*

These lessons are designed to assist drivers who have a minor physical or cognitive disability. These lessons should only be booked following consultation with an NRMA instructor who has completed a Certificate in Driver Rehabilitation.


Usually conducted with an Occupational Therapist present following an 'off road' assessment.

*Please register your request for these services by phoning: 1300 696 762

Learn how to drive with the NRMA

Judy Palmer

With 26 years in the NSW Police Force behind her, Judy Palmer knows the road rules inside out. She brings extensive legal knowledge and decades of training to every lesson. Students respond well to her warm, patient instruction style and tailored lessons. Judy’s goal is to nurture drivers who are safe and responsible throughout their lives. And, since her children are now adults, she spends her spare time riding her Softail Heritage motorbike with the Central Coast Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Ladies of HOG. Judy has  ridden all over Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. 

Joanne Davidson

With a broad career spanning from being a Learn to Swim instructor, an outdoor activity guide and a Professional Driver in the Australian Army, Joanne is an expert in helping people overcome fears and anxiousness when trying things for the first time. Joanne combines great patience with a caring, friendly and relaxed demeanour, and possesses a fun sense of humour. With her professional approach Joanne is able to make difficult things easy to learn. 

Kevin Birks

Kevin Birks decided to become a professional driving instructor after his experience as a supervising driver with his three daughters. He found the supervising driver role challenging but very fulfilling and it encouraged him to learn more about the science of driving and driver training. He naturally turned to the NRMA and his career in education and training has taken off.

Michael Croxton

 As manager of NRMA driver trainingl Central Coast, Michael has an exemplary record in the field of driver training. He is qualified to both train and assess Instructors and much of his work in the last few years has been in coaching and developing new driving instructors.

Ian Morrow

Ian has 12 years of experience in the driver training industry, and is keys2drive accredited and a Seniors Assessor. Ian develops a great bond with his students, helped by his quirky Irish sense of humour and his bright outlook on life. Ian's second love (after wife, Mary) is the industry itself – he enjoys contact with young people and derives great satisfaction in helping them learn lifelong driving skills that will keep them safe on the road.

Kerry Orams

Kerry previously enjoyed a long and successful career as a driver testing officer with Roads & Maritime services where she was known for creating a great rapport with applicants of all ages. Her ability to put people at ease helped them to relax throughout the test, allowing them to demonstrate their best driving skills.

Our driving school offers lessons in the following areas
Alison Avoca Beach Bar Point Bateau Bay
Bay Village Bensville Berkeley Vale Blackwall
Blue Bay Blue Haven Booker Bay Bouddi
Box Head Brooklyn Bucketty Budgewoi
Budgewoi Peninsula Buff Point Bushells Ridge Calga
Canton Beach Cedar Brush Creek Central Mangrove Chain Valley Bay
Charmhaven Cheero Point Chittaway Point Cogra Bay
Colongra Copacabana Crangan Bay Daleys
Dangar Island Davistown Dooralong Doyalson
Doyalson North Durren Durren East Gosford Empire Bay
Erina Erina Heights Ettalong Forresters Beach
Fountaindale Frazer Park Freemans Glenning Valley
Glenworth Valley Gorokan Gosford Green Point
Greengrove Gwandalan Halekulani Halloran
Hamlyn Terrace Hardys Bay Holgate Horsfield Bay
Jiliby Kangy Angy Kanwal Kariong
Kiar Killarney Vale Killcare Killcare Heights
Kincumber Kincumber South Kincumber Shores Koolewong
Kulnura Lake Haven Lake Munnorah Lemon Tree
Lisarow Little Jiliby Little Wobby Long Jetty
Lower Mangrove Macmasters Beach Magenta Mangrove Creek
Mangrove Mountain Mannering Park Mardi Matcham
Milsons Passage Moonee Mooney Mooney Mooney Mooney Creek
Mount Elliot Mount White Murrays Beach Narara
Niagara Park Norah Head Noraville North Avoca
North Gosford Ourimbah Palm Grove Palmdale
Patonga Pearl Beach Peats Ridge Phegans Bay
Picketts Valley Pinny Beach Point Clare Point Wolstoncraft
Pretty Beach Ravensdale Rocky Point San Remo
Saratoga Shelly Beach Somersby Springsfield
St Huberts Island Summerland Point Tacoma Tacoma South
Tascott Ten Mile Hollow Terrigal The Entrance
Toowoon Bay Toukley Tuggerah Tuggerawong
Tumbi Umbi Umina Upper Mangrove Wadalba
Wagstaffe Wallarah Wamberval Warnervale
Watanobbi Wendoree Park West Gosford Wondabyne
Woongarrah Woy Woy Wybung Wyee
Wyee Point Wyoming Wyong Wyong Creek
Wyongah Yarramalong Yattalunga

I started my first lesson completely clueless in driving, and I'm now a safe, confident and happy driver!

K Richmond