Drivers Education Program

The Drivers Education program is a free, 5 week program that includes 2 hours of practical and fun activities each week to assist new migrants become familiar with Queensland road rules and to become confident and competent Learner drivers. An opportunity is provided during the course to sit the written Learner Driver test. The program is open to eligible migrants who have never driven before, have an overseas license, or simply need to build their knowledge and confidence.

With access to a qualified driving instructor, the course includes both theoretical and practical competencies so that all of the road rules and signs can be and are understood.

Session 1: Introduction, giving way & signs

Session 2: Indicating, signalling, road markings & roundabouts

  • Guest speaker: Buying a car, insurance and accidents

Session 3: Road safety & driving conditions

  • Guest speaker: Hazards and dangerous driving conditions

Session 4: Revision with Road Safety Officer and sit learner driver test. Lunch is provided this day.

Session 5: Presentation and participant/volunteer morning tea.

  • Guest speaker: Basic car maintenance


To pass the course all sessions must be attended. Please note that children are welcome to attend with their parents.


The Annex
George Street Neighbourhood Centre
4 George street, Mackay QLD 4740

*Pick-up and Drop-off service available

Contact us to reserve your place

There is currently no charge for this service, however all donations are greatly received.

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