Community Road Safety Program

The Community Road Safety program is funded by Vicroads and delivered by Whittlesea Community Connections in collaboration with Melbourne Polytechnic. The program support newly arrived who do not have a learners permit and or have Victorian drivers licence. The program aims to provide information on Victorian road rules, highlights key road safety concerns, rights and responsibilities under the Australian licencing system. Delivering this course increases participants’ awareness of road rules, road safety and promotes safer driving in the community. The provision of purchased and supervised lesson also help learners acquire their probationary licence.

 Eligibility

  • Newly arrived, living, studying or working within the City of Whittlesea
  • Aged over 21 years and do not have a Victorian licence
  • Don’t have access to a suitable vehicle

Program delivery

A four days intensive learner permit course will increase participant’s awareness of road rules, road safety and Australian licensing systems, and fully prepare participants for their learner permit test will promote safer driving in the community. The provision of purchased and supervised lessons will help learners acquire their probationary licence.

Course Material

Participants are provided a ‘road to solo’ handbook throughout the course and a four-hour in-class culturally and linguistically appropriate materials are delivered during the course.

Partnership

Vicroads Bundoora supports participants who are interested in acquiring their learner permit with booking and taking their test in collaboration with Whittlesea Community Connections.

Adult Driving Program

Due to limited funding Whittlesea Community Connection will provide only ten places for eligible participants. For more information, please contact Edmond on 9401 6666.