NRMA Driving School Newcastle

First Driving Lessons NRMA

Earn 20 log book hours,
complete a Safer Drivers

Learn to drive with NRMA driver training, our driving school covers Newcastle and Maitland, focusing 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.

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

Why NRMA driver training Newcastle?

Expert driving instructors
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Skills to drive confidently

A very big thank you to the team at NRMA for helping me for the last 10 months with my driving. Five stars to your service!

Maddie, Newcastle

Driving 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) - $108.00

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.

60-180 minute lesson - $72.00 per hour

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 - $180.00

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 - $140.00 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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60-90 minute refresher - $72.00 per hour

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 - $93.00

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 - $129.00

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 to drive with the NRMA driving school

Aaron Lane

Aaron’s an experienced instructor who’s passionate about teaching safe driving behaviours to all road users. Having lived in country towns and cities, he’s driven in a range of different environments and conditions, like country roads, motorways and highways. He uses these real-life experiences on the road to enrich all interactions with students, helping them feel at ease behind the wheel.

On top of being an expert instructor, Aaron’s passion for cars and driving means he has a wealth of knowledge – both on and off the road. With 2 young sons at home, he understands the importance of maintaining a high standard of safety on the road, a message he aims to pass on to all his students.

Gerald Gallagher

Gerald is a great mentor and communicator. He loves working with all walks of life no matter their age, race, or other. He has a calm comforting nature which enables him to be a positive influence on all his students and is committed to working with them in creating an excellent learning experience and outcome.

Rodney Champness

Rodney ‘Champo’ Champness is a Qualified Teacher (University of Newcastle) and has vast experience teaching and assessing for TAFE and TfNSW. Rod is passionate instructor whom has a calm and cooperative approach to making difficult driving tasks enjoyable and easy. 

Our driving school offers lessons in:
Aberdare Aberglasslyn Abermain Abernethy
Adamstown Adamstown Heights Allandale Anambah
Anna Bay Arcadia Vale Argenton Ashtonfield
Awaba Balcolyn Balickera Balmoral
Bandon Grove Bar Beach Barnsley Belford
Bellbird Bellbird Heights Belmont Belmont North
Belmont South Bendolba Bennetts Green Beresfield
Berry Park Birmingham Gardens Bishops Bridge Black Hill
Blackalls Park Blacksmiths Boat Harbour Bobs Farm
Bolton Point Bolwarra Bolwarra Heights Bonnells Bay
Boolaroo Booragul Booral Brandy Hill
Brightwaters Broadmeadow Brunkerville Buchanan
Bundabah Buttaba Buttai Butterwick
Callaghan Cameron Park Campvale Cams Wharf
Cardiff Cardiff Heights Cardiff South Carey Bay
Carrington Catherine Hill Bay Caves Beach Cedar Creek
Cessnock Cessnock West Charlestown Chisholm
Clarence Town Cliftleigh Coal Point Congewai
Cooks Hill Cooranbong Corlette Corrabare
Croudace Bay Dora Creek Duckenfield Dudley
Duns Creek Eagleton East Maitland East Seaham
Edgeworth Eleebana Elermore Vale Elrington
Eraring Farley Fassifern Fennell Bay
Fern Bay Ferodale Fingal Bay Fishermans Bay
Fishers Hill Fishing Point Fletcher Floraville
Four Mile Creek Freemans Waterhole Fullerton Cove Garden Suburb
Gateshead Georgetown Gillieston Heights Glen Martin
Glen Oak Glen William Glendale Gosforth
Green Hills Hamilton Hamilton East Hamilton North
Hamilton South Harpers Hill Hawkes Nest Heatherbrae
Heddon Greta Hexham Highfields Hillsborough
Hinton Holmesville Horseshoe Bend Islington
Jesmond Jewells Kahibah Karuah
Kearsley Keinbah Kilaben Bay Killingworth
Kitchener Kooragang Kotara Kotara East
Kotara Fair Kotara South Kurri Kurri Lakelands
Lambton Largs Lemon Tree Passage Lenaghan
Limeburners Creek Little Pelican Lochinvar Lorn
Louth Park Lovedale Loxford Luskintyre
Macquarie Hills Maitland Maitland North Maitland Vale
Mallabula Mandalong Marks Point Marmong Point
Martinsville Maryland Maryville Mayfield
Mayfield East Mayfield North Mayfield West Medowie
Melville Mereweather Mereweather Heights Metford
Metford DC Millers Forest Millfield Mindaribba
Minmi Mirrabooka Morisset Morisset Park
Morpeth Mount Dee Mount Hutton Mount View
Mount Vincent Mulbring Murrays Beach Myuna Bay
Neath Nelson Bay Nelsons Plain New Lambton
New Lambton Heights Newcastle Newcastle East Newcastle University
Newcastle West Nords Wharf North Arm Cove North Lambton
Nulkaba Oakhampton Oakhampton Heights Olney
One Mile Osterley Oswald Oyster Cove
Paterson Pelican Phoenix Park Pindimar
Pinny Beach Pitnacree Pokolbin Rankin Park
Raworth Raymond Terrace Raymond Terrace East Redhead
Richmond Vale Rosebrook Rothbury Rutherford
Ryhope Salamader Bay Salt Ash Sandgate
Sawyers Gully Seaham Seahampton Shoal Bay
Shortland Silverwater Soldiers Point South Maitland
Speers Point Standford Merthyr Stockrington Stockton
Summer Hill Sunshine Swan Bay Swansea
Swansea Heads Tahlee Tanilba Bay Tarro
Taylors Beach Tea Gardens Telarah Tenambit
Teralba The Hill The Junction Thornton
Tighes Hill Tilligerry Creek Tingira Heights Tocal
Tomago Toronto Torryburn Twelve Mile Creek
Vacy Valentine Wakefield Wallalong
Wallsend Wallsend South Wangi Wangi Warabrook
Waratah Waratah West Warners Bay Webbers Creek
West Wallsend Weston Whitebridge Wickham
Williamtown Williamtown Raaf Windale Windella
Windermere Windermere Park Woodberry Woodrising
Woodville Yarrawonga Park