Sydney Northern Beaches Driver Training & Lessons

Northern Beaches Learner Driving Lessons

Earn 20 log book hours,
complete a Safer Drivers

NRMA driver training in Sydney's Northern Beaches 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.

We offer driving lessons at any stage of the drivers' license process - any age and any level of driving ability.  We cover all of the Northern Beaches including Manly and Mona Vale.

Driver training to suit your needs

Expert driving instructors
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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) - $121.00

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

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.
60 min - $83 | 90 min - $121 | 120 min - $160

150 minute licence test - $199.00

For learner drivers who are taking their Ps test with the 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 - $83.00 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 - $89.00

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 - $125.00

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 how to drive with the NRMA

Glen Solomon

Glen is patient and understanding, with a wealth of driving experience and background in training teenagers, helping him relate to students and communicate effectively. His calm nature and sense of humour is beneficial to those seeking extra support in the early stages of learning to drive.

Vince O'Malley   

Vince has been a Driving Instructor for 7 years and blends his teaching approach with his background in education, training and sports. Vince is incredibly patient, determined for the best outcome which achieves great success with his students. Helping each individual to become confident and realise their potential is what Vince enjoys most about being a driving instructor. He's also very conscious of the environment and instructs in a Toyota Prius.  

Mike Turner

With over 23 years' experience as a driving instructor Mike played an played an important part in the development of the NRMA driver training program. As well as studying Medicine majoring in Podiatry his medical background has helped some of his students with sight, physical impairments, diabetes and epilepsy.

Jackie Dadlani   

As an NRMA-trained driving instructor, Jackie finds it extremely satisfying to teach his students how to become safe and competent drivers. Jackie enjoys sharing his knowledge and understanding of low risk driving techniques and communicating the importance of safe driving to his students. He has a relaxed and patient manner which creates a calm learning environment which assists in achieving good driving outcomes.

Suburbs covered by our Northern Beaches driving school are:
Allambie Heights Avalon Avalon Beach Balgowlah
Balgowlah Heights Bayview Beacon Hill Belrose
Belrose West Bilgola Brookvale Cammeray
Church Point Clareville Clontarf Coasters Retreat
Collaroy Collaroy Beach Cottage Point Cremorne
Cremorne Junction Cremorne Point Cromer Crows Nest
Curl Curl Davidson Dee Why Duffys Forest
Elanora Heights Elvina Bay Fairlight Forestville
Frenchs Forest Frenchs Forest East Freshwater Great Mackerel Beach
Greenwich HMAS Waterhen Ingleside Killarney Heights
Kirribilli Lavender Bay Lovett Bay Manly
Manly East Manly Vale McMahons Point Milsons Point
Mona Vale Morning Bay Mosman Naremburn
Narrabeen Narraweena Neutral Bay Neutral Bay Junction
Newport Newport Beach North Balgowlah North Curl Curl
North Manly North Narrabeen North Sydney North Sydney Shore
Oxford Falls Palm Beach Queenscliff Royal North Shore
Scotland Island Seaforth Spit Junction St Leonards
Terry Hills Warriewood Warriewood Shopping Square Warringah Mall
 Waverton Whale Beach Wheeler Heights Wollstonecraft

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

K Richmond