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Local Mentors Urgently Needed

18 April 2018

Volunteers are urgently needed for the Council led L2P program which helps young people attain their 120 hours of supervised learner driver experience.

The Southern Grampians L2P Learner Driver program, delivered by council in partnership with VicRoads and funded by the TAC, helps young people under the age of 21 gain their 120 hours of compulsory driving experience. The program supports learner drivers who may lack access to a vehicle or supervising driver with up to seven, professional driving lessons, a program vehicle and a volunteer mentor.

Program Coordinator Eda Williamson encouraged qualified drivers to help support the local community and the future generation of drivers.

“Many young people in our community do not have the means to gain their licence without the support offered by the L2P program,” she said.

“The role of the learner driver mentor is flexible to suit your availability and mentors are provided with all the required training and legal checks prior to inclusion into the program.

“While the L2P program is all about helping young learners build up their driving experience, mentors also benefit from building positive relationships with young people and feel a sense of connection with the local community.

“I call on anyone with an excellent record on the road to consider volunteering a couple of hours a week to help a local learner driver,” Mrs Williamson said.

Eligible learner drivers are also encouraged to apply for the program to receive free one-on-one driver mentoring. Research shows learner drivers who have 120 hours of supervised driving experience are a third less likely to crash in their first two years of solo driving.

To learn more, or to register your interest as either a driver or mentor, please visit or contact program coordinator Eda Williamson on 5573 0475 or email

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