There are young people in our community who have no access to a vehicle or a reliable mentor to teach them to drive and are unable to achieve 120 hours of driving practice to apply for a probationary licence.
The TAC L2P Program matches learners from 16 to 21 years old with a fully-licensed volunteer driver (Driver Mentor) and practice vehicle to help them gain driving experience.
Before being matched with a volunteer Driver Mentor, learners participating in the program have access to up to seven free driving lessons throughout the program with a professional instructor. This helps learners build their skills before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor and continue progressing through the four stages of the Graduated Licensing System.
Who is eligible for the TAC L2P Program
Learners need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P program:
- be between 16 and 21 years old
- hold a current learner permit
- have no access to a vehicle or a supervising driver*
- live in Warrnambool.
What is a Mentor?
Mentors provide an opportunity for young people to interact with positive adult role models, gain confidence and move towards social independence.
More than a local program
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Brophy Family and Youth Services with the Warrnambool City Council.
In regional areas having a license is a crucial step toward an independant life. Being able to drive to work or study is an important part of creating the life you want.