TAC L2P Program

Many young people in our community need help to get the driving experience required for their licence. You can make a difference by volunteering to assist them in the Shepparton or Latrobe Community TAC L2P Programs.

The TAC L2P Program is managed by the Department of Transport. It is open to young people who:

  • are aged 16 to 20 years
  • hold a current learner permit
  • have no access to a car or a supervising driver
  • live in the City of Greater Shepparton and Shires of Strathbogie, Moira and Mitchell (Berry Street Shepparton), or in Latrobe City (Berry Street Morwell).

The TAC L2P Program matches learners with a fully-licensed volunteer driver and practice vehicle to help them gain driving experience.

Program outcomes

The program aims to:

  • help disadvantaged young people get the support they need to get their licence

  • advocate safe and lawful driving practice among younger drivers

  • recruit and train volunteers from the community to develop a positive mentoring relationship with young learner drivers

  • promote and encourage connectedness with the local community. 

Eligibility for volunteers

Volunteer mentors need to: 

  • hold a current full Victorian drivers licence and have a good driving record

  • be interested in helping young people from diverse backgrounds

  • be over 21 years of age

  • get a Police Check, Licence Check and Working with Children Check before being accepted into the program (costs are met by the program)

  • complete the VicRoads Volunteer Supervising Driver Training

  • commit a minimum of 1-2 hours per week for 12 months.

Volunteer benefits 

The TAC L2P program doesn’t just benefit learner drivers. The program gives our volunteer mentors an opportunity to connect with their community, and directly help a young person. Below are some benefits of becoming a volunteer mentor.  

  1. Mentoring is a fantastic way of connecting with others and making a difference in the lives of young people.

  2. Mentoring is rewarding: support a young person to achieve their goals in developing safe and lawful driving habits for life.

  3. Engage and interact with young people to build a positive, trusting friendship.

  4. Receive comprehensive training and ongoing support from Berry Street.

  5. Choose times that are convenient to you to assist the young person to gain their driving experience.

Get involved

To get involved please contact the L2P Coordinator at your closest office:
  • Shepparton -  T: (03) 5822 8100
  • Morwell - T: (03) 5134 5971
 

Get involved
We have learner drivers ready and waiting to be matched with a volunteer mentor. To get involved please contact the L2P Coordinator at your closest office:
  • Shepparton -  T: (03) 5822 8100
  • Morwell - T: (03) 5134 5971
 
Clare's Story
Clare* is a young mum of two who has faced many challenges throughout her life. Clare wanted to get her licence to support her family, so she started driving with her L2P mentor and took every opportunity to gain experience.