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Welcome to Learn2drive

 

✅ Highly Experienced, Patient and Friendly Instructors providing Professional Driver Training

✅ Learn to Drive in Modern Automatic or Manual Cars with Dual Controls and Air Conditioning

 

✅ Overseas Licences Conversions

 

✅ All Instructors have a Working with Children Check

 

✅ Members of the Australian Driver Trainers Association (Victoria)

 

✅ Test Pass Guarantee! 

 

✅ Gift Vouchers Available

 

✅ We currently service most of Melbourne’s Suburbs

 

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About Us

Our Background & Philosophy

At Learn2drive we use positive motivation to make learning to drive an enjoyable and rewarding experience, our patient and friendly instructors are amongst the most experienced and highly qualified within the industry.

 

Learn2drive is a family owned business and over the last 15+ years we have assisted thousands of students in getting their Driver’s Licence. Therefore you are assured of the highest levels of professional driver training and assistance at all times.

 

We work with our students to ensure they achieve a high standard of driving and thorough understanding of the road laws so that they can easily pass their drive test and continue to drive safely after they’ve got their Licence.

 

Your instructor will provide feed back as you progress and provide you with encouragement and support along the way.

 

Meet Our Team

Rob Lester

 Driving Instructor Authority (Victoria)
Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics 
(Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction)
Driver Licence - Car & Motorcycle (Victoria)
Defensive Driver Program (Murcott’s Driving Excellence)
Commercial Pilot Licence, Aerobatics Rating, Multi Engine Instrument Rating &

Flight Instructor Rating (Aeroplane)
Certified in Results Coaching & NLP 
(Christopher Howard Companies)

Herbie Lester

• Driving Instructor Authority (Victoria)
• Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics 
(Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction)
• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
• Heavy Vehicle Drivers Licence - Car, Motorcycle & Heavy Combination (Victoria)
• Defensive Driver Program (Murcott’s Driving Excellence)
• Drive to Survive Defensive Driving 
(The John Bowe Institute of the Driving Course) 
• Basic Counselling (Swinburne University of Technology)
• Human Relations Course (Swinburne University of Technology) 
• Certified in Results Coaching & NLP 
(Christopher Howard Companies)

 

Lessons

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At Learn2drive we use positive motivation to make learning to drive an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Our patient and friendly instructors are amongst the most experienced and highly qualified within the industry. Over the last 15+ years we have assisted thousands of students in getting their Driver’s Licence.

Therefore you are assured of the highest levels of professional driver training and genuine assistance at all times. We work with our students to ensure that they achieve a high standard of driving and thorough understanding of the road laws, so that they can easily pass their drive test and continue to drive safely after they’ve got their Licence. Your instructor will provide feedback as you progress and provide you with encouragement and support along the way. At Learn2drive we are committed to excellence and ensure your training is an enjoyable experience.

 

Normally your driving lesson begins and finishes at your home, however if pre-arranged you can be picked up and/or dropped off at another location.
                                      
We operate flexible hours so that you can do lessons at a time which suits you.

We encourage students to gain experience in a range of different driving conditions including: Driving on Freeways, in the Country, in the City (including Hook Turns), prior to getting their Driver’s Licence.

    
Test Pass Guarantee - Do your Drive Test with Learn2Drive and we Guarantee you'll pass the first time, otherwise you'll be charged no driving school fees for your 2nd Drive Test.
 

1 Hour Driving Lesson = $110          
1 ½ Hour Driving Lesson = $150    
2 Hour Driving Lesson = $200
Drive Test (including Test Pass Guarantee) = $240

Cancellation Policy - If you need to change or cancel your lesson 24 hours notice must be provided or the lesson must be paid for.

Suburbs Currently Serviced by Learn2drive (if you are not located in one of the suburbs below contact us to see if we are able to assist you).


Ashwood, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Bennettswood, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Boronia, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Bulleen, Burwood, Burwood East, Camberwell, Canterbury, Clayton, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon South, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Greythorn, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Heathmont, Huntingdale, Kerrimuir, Kew, Kew East, Knoxfield, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Mount Waverley, Mountain Gate, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Nunawading, Oakleigh East, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Rowville, Surrey Hills, Scoresby, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Vermont, Vermont South, Wantirna, Wantirna South, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, Wheelers Hill.

 

Hazard Perception Test

Driving Lesson

We recommend you build your Hazard Perception Skills by using DriveSmart. DriveSmart is a free online training product that can help you become a better, safer driver.

 

DriveSmart accelerates your learning of skills, such as scanning and hazard perception, as you prepare to take your probationary licence test.

 


The online training program takes you through a range of interactive driving scenarios and quizzes, asking you to make judgements on safe driving practices and increasing your skills in the process. It's the perfect partner to the hands-on experience you get practising in a car.


Three years of research conducted by the Monash University Accident Research Centre using state-of-the- art driving simulators has gone into the development of DriveSmart. Scientific studies have shown that completing the program will help you significantly to develop safer driving skills.


To access DriveSmart click on the following link: DriveSmart

 

Once you have completed using DriveSmart you can then use Vicroad's Hazard Perception Practice Test

To access the Vicroads Hazard Perception Practice Test click on the following link: Vicroads Hazard Perception Practice Test

 

 

Drive Test

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We recommend our students book their Drive Test at least 4-6 weeks prior to wanting to do their Drive Test.
 
We recommend you book your Driving Test on a Weekday between the hours of 9:30AM and 1:30PM (this way you will not need to worry about the School Zones). Preferably book your Driving Test at your local Vicroads Office (your Instructor will help you become familiar with driving in this area.)
 
• Remember to contact your Instructor prior to booking your Driving Test to confirm their availability.
 
We recommend that you book your HPT (Hazard Perception Test) at least 2 weeks prior to the day of your Drive Test, your HPT must be passed before your Drive Test can be done (if you hold or have held a licence - you may be exempt).
 
• The easiest way to book your Drive Test is online by visiting https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/ and pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

For more information on get Getting your Ps, Booking your Hazard Perception and Drive Test you can visit the Vicroads Website – Get Your Ps
 
 
The Drive Test Checks that you can:

 Drive Safely
• Drive Smoothly
• Obey the road rules
• Co-operate with other road users


 
» Speed Limits - When driving you’ll need to drive close (within 10km/h) to the speed limit when conditions are suitable, but at a lower speed if road or traffic conditions (e.g. driving on a wet or unsealed road, or in congested or slow traffic or around corners) make it unsafe to travel at the speed limit. But do not exceed the speed limit at any time! (It’s particularly important to monitor your speed closely when driving down hills, when changing lanes, in construction zones and in 40km/h zones.)
                      
» Stop Signs - You’ll need to ensure your vehicle comes to a complete stop behind all stop lines.

» Leaving the Kerb - Check your mirrors, indicate to the right for minimum of 5 seconds and complete a Head Check to ensure it’s safe prior to moving off.

» Unlaned Roards - On Roads without lane markings travel in the left lane unless you are overtaking or preparing to make a right turn.
                      
» Lane Changes - You’ll need to use your mirrors to select a safe gap in the traffic, indicate in the direction of intended travel for a minimum of 3 seconds and include a Head Check to ensure it’s safe prior to changing lanes.


» Safety Margin – You’ll need to maintain an acceptable safety margin from other vehicles and fixed objects. In dry conditions you’ll need to maintain a safety margin of at least two seconds from the vehicle front of yours and in the wet, at least a three second gap. When passing or overtaking stationary vehicles/objects or moving vehicles, a width of 1.2 metres is suggested (approximately a car door width), depending on conditions. Eg. Driving at low speed would not necessarily require the same safety margin.

» Stopping Distance - When stopping behind a stationary vehicle, you’ll need to stop far enough behind to be able to proceed, if necessary, around the vehicle without reversing.


» Pedestrian Crossings - Do not block a pedestrian crossing.
                      
» Mirrors - When driving straight you’ll need to check the mirrors (at least every 10 seconds) to maintain awareness of surrounding traffic. The required frequency varies with traffic conditions.

» Reversing - Always look back through the rear window prior to reversing.

» Road Laws - You’ll need to have thorough knowledge of the road laws and know your rights of ways.


For more information on the Vicroads Drive Test you can visit the Vicroads Website – Get Your Ps
 
 
On the day of your Driving Test you will need to pass an eyesight check.

Remember to bring along:

• Your Learner Permit Card.
• Overseas licence holders must provide a current overseas licence. If your overseas licence is not in English, you need to provide an English Translation of it by a qualified translator, or an International Driver Permit.
• Your appointment number and/or appointment receipt.
• Your Hazard Perception Test Result.
• Your Learner Log Book or Electronic Logbook – correct and completely filled out.
• Payment for your Driving Lesson, Drive Test and Driver's Licence.

 

Driving Tips

A really good driver must be able to deal with the unexpected – from hazards and changing weather conditions to other cars and road users. The only way you can do this is by getting lots of varied experience before you get your licence. Research shows that the more practice you get in different conditions, the lower your risk of being involved in an accident once your licensed. For example, learners with 120 hours of practice have been found to decrease their accident risk by 30% after licensing. If you need any assistance, remember we’re just a phone call away. You may be considering your Hazard Perception Test, an essential part of getting your Licence in Victoria. It’s a computerised test that accesses your Hazard Perception Skills before graduating to your P’s.

Hazard Perception, or Low Risk Driving, is being able to identify potential crash situations before it is too late. This includes pedestrians crossing the road, cyclists, road works, building sites, other vehicles stopping in front of you or entering from side roads and many other dangerous situations that present hazards. We’ll teach you how to anticipate where hazards are or where they are likely to occur so you don’t get into dangerous situations. Research is showing that if young drivers are able to develop skills in identifying hazards in the driving environment, they will become safer and more competent drivers.
 

You can improve your Hazard Perception Skills by following the DriveSmart link on our "Hazard Perception Test Page". It is designed to make you a better, safer driver by helping you develop your Hazard Perception skills. Remember we’re here to make it easier for you.

If you’re wanting to get your licence shortly it’s a good idea to book a couple of lessons so we can check your ability in different driving conditions and make sure you’re ready for your licence test. Remember, once you’re on your P’s you’ll be on your own.

Keep in touch, we’re here for your assistance. If you see us on the road give us a wave and say hello!

Best regards,

Rob & Herbie Lester

 
 

Student Reviews

“Hi Rob, just a quick note to say thank you for your help in getting my licence. From the moment my first lesson started to the time we finished the test your teaching skill and patience made it a given that I would succeed.
I wish you and Herbie all the success in the future. I could not recommend your company highly enough.”

Terrence Benade
(Hawthorn)

“Many thanks Herbie, for helping me out so much with that umph, for your kindness, patience, guidance, good humour, and confidence in me, even when I had not much in myself.
You’re a driving instructor who’s one in a million.” 

Jeuann How
(Doncaster East)

“Thank you Rob, mate as you know.. in Brazil we drive on the opposite side, at the start I was a bit worried, but you showed me with lots of patience and talk how to drive safely in Australia... As you said mate, driving is a skill which lasts a lifetime!

You guys are great!”

Paulo Silvia
(Box Hill North)

“Hi Rob, just wanted to thank you for all your time and patience, and for being a great driving instructor. 

I’ll be calling you again when my brother gets his Learners. Thanks once again!”

Hayley Wong
(Mt Waverley)