It is a free service for eligible young people to help them gain the necessary skills to obtain their probationary licence.
It is funded by the TAC and managed by VicRoads and is supported by a team of volunteer driving supervisors.
Melbourne City Mission delivers the Bayside L2P program and more information and the application form can be found on their website.
Please note that L2P does not substitute for professional driving lessons, and it does not pay for the probationary driving test itself.
What can the 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 car
- Assist you with driver safety education and knowledge
Learner drivers selection criteria
To join the Bayside L2P program, you must:
- be unable to access traditional supports associated with learning to drive (e.g. without access to either a vehicle or supervising driver and/or have a 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
Becoming a volunteer mentor
To become a volunteer mentor driver in the 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, including police check, driving history check and Working with Children Card
All volunteer mentors undertake comprehensive VicRoads training and receive ongoing support by the L2P project officer.
Mentors are expected to meet with their learner driver for a minimum of 1 to 2 hours per week over a 12-month period.
For more information or to register your interest in becoming a mentor, contact:
Amelia Turner - L2P Project Facilitator
Phone: (03) 9534 3685
Email: aturner [at] mcm.org.au (subject: L2P%20Mentor%20Enquiry)