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L2P learner driver program

The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is a community-based program providing on road driving experience to learner drivers who would otherwise find it difficult to accrue the minimum amount of experience required.

The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is funded by the TAC and managed by VicRoads.

With the assistance of volunteer mentor driving supervisors, the L2P Program assists young people in the City of Bayside who may otherwise have no access to a supervising driver or vehicle.

This is a free service for eligible young people to help them gain the necessary skills to obtain their Probationary Licence.

Melbourne City Mission (MCM) delivers the L2P Program for the City of Bayside. Staff from MCM provide an outreach service and are able to meet young people at a mutually convenient place within the City of Bayside.

What can the Bayside L2P Program do for you?

  • Provide several professional driving lessons with a professional driving school
  • Match you with a Mentor
  • Provide use of the L2P Program car
  • Assist you with Driver Safety education and knowledge

The program does not substitute for professional driving lessons, and L2P does not pay for the probationary driving test itself.

Learner Drivers Selection Criteria

To join the Bayside L2P program, you must:

  • be unable to access traditional supports associated with learning to drive (eg. without access to either a vehicle or supervising driver and/or have financial disadvantage)
  • be between 16 and 20 years of age
  • hold a current full Learner's Permit
  • live, work, study or have significant ties to the City of Bayside (suburbs of Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Hampton, Hampton East, Sandringham, Highett* and Cheltenham* (*beachside of the train line)

If you meet these criteria, you or your parent, school or community group can contact:

Sarah Massey – L2P Project Officer
Phone 03 9534 3685
Email smassey@mcm.org.au

Becoming a volunteer mentor

To become a volunteer mentor driver in the Bayside L2P Program, you need to:

  • have an interest in helping young people

     

  • be over 25 years of age
  • hold a current full Victorian Driver's Licence
  • undertake screening by the L2P Program – including Police Check, Driving History Check and Working with Children Card

All volunteers undertake comprehensive VicRoads training to become a mentor and receive ongoing support by the L2P Project Officer.

Mentors are expected to meet with their learner driver for a minimum of 1-2 hours per week over a 12 month period.

For more information or to register your interst in becoming a Mentor, contact:

Sarah Massey – L2P Project Officer
Phone 03 9534 3685
Email smassey@mcm.org.au

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Page last updated: 15 Feb 2016