L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program
The Graduated Licensing System makes it compulsory for learner drivers under 21 years of age to obtain 120 hour of supervised driving experience prior to taking the probationary licence test.
For most people, learner driver experience is gained through parents or other family members in family owned vehicles with the support of professional driving lessons.
The Victorian Government recognises that a minority of young people will find it difficult to gain the driving experience required under the Graduated Licensing system.
The VicRoads L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program assists learners under 21 years of age, who do not have access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.
About L2P - Learner Driver Mentor Program
Young people under 21 years of age are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and have access to a sponsored vehicle, which they can use to get supervised driving experience. L2P is free for eligible young people and is funded by the Transport Accident Commission.
The program does not substitute for professional driving lessons and L2P does not pay for the probationary driving test itself.
Joining L2P - Learner Driver Mentor Program
To join the L2P program, you need to meet the following criteria:
- Be between 16 and 20 years of age
- Hold a current learner's permit
- Not have access to either a vehicle, a supervising driver, or both
To become a volunteer mentor, visit the volunteering section of this website.
For more information about the L2P Program, or if you're interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, contact Council's L2P Coordinator on 03 5461 0615 or send an email.