Driver training programs

Learning to drive can be hard. But it can be harder still if you don’t have easy access to a car, or someone to teach you.

Here’s how we are working to remove those barriers – to help get you where you want to go.

Drive for Life equips young people and newly arrived migrants who face barriers to education, training and employment to attain their driver’s licence.

Women at the Wheel empowers refugee and migrant women to learn to drive and in turn, improve their employment and social opportunities.

Drivelink assists newly arrived migrants and refugees in gaining supervised driving practice to prepare them for the licence test and safe solo driving in a new country.

KARI aims to empower Indigenous young people in Sydney by assisting them to obtain their driver’s licence, giving them independence and opportunity to full-time work.

“This course has impact great improvement in my life. I am from Sierra Leone. I am 28 years old. I studied certificate IV in disability here in Sydney (since arriving in 2018). I have been in search of a job after my course, I couldn't get any because they were asking for driving licence. Drive for Life helped me for my driving course, now I have passed and I have a full licence”.
Patricia, Drive for Life participant.

“The course was very helpful because in my country the road rules are very different so doing this training helped me a lot to understand the Australian Road Rules. Access Community Services staff were really good with helping me with this”.
Women at the Wheel participant

If you are in a different area to us - there are other programs are available too:

Information for new drivers

If you are new to driving or new to driving in Australia, there are some things you should know to help you avoid unnecessary fees or fines, particularly if using our toll roads.

Purchasing a new vehicle

You should always make sure:

  • the car ownership is transferred to you
  • the car is registered
  • your contact details provided to your state road authority are up-to-date
  • the toll account for the car is in your name

This helps protect you from any outstanding driving-related debt the previous owner may have had. It also allows us to reach out and offer help if we notice issues with your tolling account.

How to pay a toll or choose the best account or pass

Whether you’re a local, new to the city or perhaps having difficulty paying for tolls, watch these videos to find out more about our toll roads and how to pay for your trips.

How to get help if having difficulty paying for tolls

Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan. If you want to pay your tolls but can’t manage your payments right now, our Linkt Assist team can help.