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Southern Grampians L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

What is the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program?

The Southern Grampians L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is delivered by Council in partnership with VicRoads through TAC funding. The program provides eligible learner drivers aged 16 and under 21 years of age with the opportunity to gain driving practice with trained volunteer mentors for a minimum of 1 hour per week, while also providing access to driving lessons with a professional driving instructor. Participants use program-dedicated vehicles to gain the mandatory 120+ hours of driving practice. Support is provided to participants once they have completed their logbook requirements to undertake their driving test in a L2P Program vehicle. The driving test cost is not covered by the program.

How does L2P work?

Learner drivers are matched with fully licensed community volunteers. Using a sponsored vehicle, the learner and their mentor go out driving, working toward gaining the required 120 hours of driving practice. L2P also incorporates up to 7 free professional driving lessons by a registered driving instructor. This ensures the young learner drivers have some skills before being matched with a volunteer mentor and also provides for the acquisition of new skills as they progress through the four stages of the Graduated Licence system.

How can I be involved as a volunteer mentor?

The mentors are volunteers from the community who undertake a selection and training process to fulfil the role as a supervising driver. Mentors develop and maintain a supportive and ongoing relationship with the young person they are matched with by meeting with the learner driver for a minimum of one hour per week. Mentoring provides opportunities to meet new people and to develop new skills as well as providing a much needed community service. Mentor Supervising Driver Application Form can be found at the bottom of this page.

How can I be involved as a young learner driver?

The Southern Grampians L2P Program targets young learner drivers aged 16 – 21 years who live in the Southern Grampians Shire and who have their learner’s permit. It aims to assist young learner drivers who do not have access to either a vehicle or supervising driver to achieve the mandatory 120 hours of driving practice before obtaining a probationary licence. Young people can be referred to the program by youth agencies, schools, parents, or can refer themselves. There is no charge to participants accepted into this program.

Fill in our LEARNER DRIVER EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM and we will be in touch with more information.


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Contact
Eda Williamson
L2P Coordinator
Phone 0427 915 424
Email L2P@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

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