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Driving support and mentoring (TAC L2P program)

Gippsland region Hume region

Teenage girl driving

Many young people in our community need help to get the driving experience they need for their probationary licence.

The TAC L2P program matches young learners aged 16 to 21 years old with a fully-licensed volunteer driver and practice car to help them gain driving experience.

The program is managed by the Department of Transport. Berry Street and other community organisations deliver the program across Victoria.

Program outcomes

The program:

  • helps disadvantaged young people get the support they need to get their probationary licence, including 120 hours of driving experience required
  • helps younger drivers develop road safety awareness and skills
  • trains volunteers from the community to develop a positive mentoring relationship with young learner drivers
  • encourages social connectedness within the local community.

Eligibility for learner drivers

The program is open to young people who:

  • are 16 to 21 years old (in some cases up to 23 years old)
  • hold a current learner permit
  • have no access to a car or a supervising driver
  • live in Greater Shepparton and Shires of Strathbogie, Moira and Mitchell (Berry Street Hume region), or in Latrobe City (Berry Street Gippsland region).

To see other locations where the program is run, go to Vic Roads: TAC L2P program.

Become a mentor

We have learner drivers ready to be matched with a volunteer mentor in the Hume region (Greater Shepparton and Shires of Strathbogie, Moira and Mitchell) and the Latrobe Valley.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer mentor.

Apply to be a learner driver

If you meet the criteria and would like to join the TAC L2P program as a learner driver, please apply to your nearest Berry Street office:

Hume region (includes Greater Shepparton, Moira, Strathbogie and Mitchell Shires)
Call: 03 5822 8100

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