Sydney Inner West Driving School

NRMA Driving School Learner Lessons

Earn 20 log book hours,
complete a Safer Drivers

Learn to drive with NRMA driver training, our Sydney Inner West driving school covers areas including Ashfield, Burwood, Strathfield, Parramatta and Auburn.

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 instructors focus on low risk driving techniques to assist learners to become safer drivers for life and not to just pass their driving test. We offer driving lessons at any stage of the drivers' license process - any age and any level of driving ability.

Why NRMA driver training?

Expert driving instructors
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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) - $127.50

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 - $85.00 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 - $212.50

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 - $85.00 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 - $104.00

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 - $138.00

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

Damien Short

During 26 years in the Australian Army, Damien Short drove vehicles of all shapes and sizes – from 4x4 Land Rovers to 60 tonne cranes. His skills were so impressive that the Army soon promoted him to instructor. This meant he was responsible for training soldiers to operate equipment safely and confidently, even when in danger. Now living in the Inner West, Sydney, with his wife and two children, Damien is passionate about sharing his experience with civvy drivers. He’s a kind, understanding and funny teacher, who applies evidence-based best practice to every student.

Satendra Prasad

Satendra is a patient and highly talented driving instructor with over 18 years experience. He is 100% committed to his students with the main focus of developing confident skilled drivers who make correct decisions themselves. His large customer base is a reflection of his teaching style and warm personality.

John Zevlikaris  

John's most motivating factor for being a driving instructor is the knowledge that he is making a difference in the lives of our future drivers.

He particularly enjoys working with parents or supervised drivers to provide clarity around good driving and teaching techniques which ensures the overall learning experience is enjoyable for everyone.

Greg Piannikov

Greg's calm nature allows him to remove the stress out of learning to drive. He loves teaching young people and particularly enjoys helping them overcome obstacles and assisting them achieve their goals. Being able to influence the attitudes of young drivers and having them realise the importance of their decisions whilst behind the wheel is Greg's main motivation for being a driving instructor.

Noor Sheerazi

Noor is a passionate professional and dedicated instructor whose main focus is to develop independence in her students and empower them to make their own decisions to drive responsibly. 

Syed Sheerazi

Syed started his career in driver training from teaching his friends and friend's children how to drive. He feels a sense of achievement and satisfaction through assisting his students to develop their driving skill from the basics of the very first drive to independent driving. Syed particularly enjoys tailoring his lessons to suit the individual learning needs of his students.  

Maria Kotevski

Maria's enthusiasm and passion to make a difference with young drivers is contagious. The different approaches she utilises to create an individual training program for her students ensures they receive the best possible lesson suited to their needs. Maria also ensures each lesson is filled with encouragement and enjoyment which is critical to the learning process.

Suburbs covered by our Inner West school are:
Annandale Canada Bay Holyroyd Regents Park
Abbotsford Chiswick Homebush Potts Hill
Ashfield Chullora Homebush South Rhodes
Auburn Clyde Homebush West Rodd Point
Belfield Concord Leichardt Rosehill
Berala Concord West Liberty Grove Russell Lea
Birrong Croydon Lidcombe Silverwater
Blaxcell Drummoyne Lidcombe North South Granville
Breakfast Point Enfield Lilyfield Strathfield
Burwood Five Dock Mortlake Strathfield South
Burwood Heights Granville Mount Lewis Summer Hill
Burwood North Greenacre Newington Sydney Olympic Park
Cabarita Haberfield North Strathfield Wareemba
Camellia Harris Park Parramatta Wentworth Point

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

K Richmond