The TAC L2P Program assists
disadvantaged Victorian learner drivers aged 16 to 21 with no access to a
supervising driver or vehicle to gain the 120 hours driving experience required
to apply for a probationary licence.
line with the latest advice from Government health authorities regarding the
coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been temporarily suspended.
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by The City of Greater Geelong
The TAC L2P Program matches learners from 16 to 21 years
old with a fully-licensed volunteer driver and practice vehicle to help them
gain driving experience.
Before being matched with a volunteer mentor, learners
participating in the program have access to up to seven free driving lessons throughout
the program with a professional instructor. This helps learners build their
skills before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor and continue
progressing through the four stages of the Graduated Licensing System.
The program focuses on helping young people become safe,
confident drivers, in an effort to reduce Victoria’s road toll. It also
provides an opportunity for young people to interact with positive adult role
models, gain confidence and move towards social independence.
Learners need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P program:
- Be between 16 and 21 years old
- Hold a current learner permit
- Have no access to a vehicle or a supervising driver*
- Live in the Greater Geelong Region, Golden Plains Shire or Surfcoast Shire.
*Applictions outside of the standard criteria may also be considered, please contact your L2P Project Officer for further information.
Application Process for Learners
Access to the program is via referral. Referrals can come from organisations and agencies such as:
- Youth Welfare
- Youth Accommodation
- Youth Justice
- Neighbourhood houses
- Education and employment services and schools
Where a referral is not possible, the learner (or their parent or guardian) can contact the Project Officer directly for further information.
Becoming an L2P Mentor
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.
We have a full training program for mentors to ensure
you’re well prepared to mentor a learner driver and understand your role as a
supervising driver. Learners participating in the program also have access to
free driving lessons with a professional instructor to build their skills
before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor.
Mentors need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC
- Be over 21 years old
- Hold a current full Victorian drivers licence
- Can commit approximately 2 hours per week
Potential mentors are required to undergo a Police Check, Working with Children Check and a VicRoads Driver History Report. We cover any costs associated with these checks.
Mentors are also required to attend a one hour interview and L2P mentor training. The training includes an online component and one full day in person. Mentors will also participate in Child Safety Standards training.
Need to know more...
If you are interested in being a mentor please call the L2P Project Officer at the City of Greater Geelong on 03 5272 5272.