The TAC L2P Program helps young learner drivers gain supervised driving experience and become safe drivers.
The program provides eligible Victorian learner drivers aged 16 to 21 (and in some circumstances, up to 23) who don’t have access to a supervising driver or vehicle to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport, supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Whittlesea Community Connections with the help of local volunteer driver mentors.
How does it work?
The TAC L2P Program matches learners from 16 to 21 years old with a fully-licensed volunteer mentor driver and practice vehicle to help them gain driving experience.
Before being matched with a mentor, learners participating in the program can access up to seven free driving lessons with a professional instructor. These lessons can be accessed at any time throughout the program and can help learners build their skills before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor or to address any areas of weakness or concern identified by their mentor.
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.
Who is eligible?
Learners need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P program:
- Be between 16 and 23 years old (please note applicants over 21 are only considered under special circumstances).
- Hold a current Victorian learner permit.
- Have no access to an appropriate vehicle and/or a supervising driver*.
- Live in the City of Whittlesea.
- Be a permanent resident or Australian citizen.
* Applications outside of the standard criteria will also be considered, please contact the L2P Coordinator for further information.
Application process for learners
You can submit your application online through the L2P Page on the VicRoads website.
Click the image below for further directions.
Alternatively, you can download an application form to email or print from the TAC website here.
Please note that due to a high demand for this program it may take 12 to 15 months to be assigned a mentor.
Become 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 L2P program:
- Be over 21 years old
- Hold a current full Australian driver’s licence
- Have a satisfactory driver’s licence history report
- Can commit approximately 2 hours per week
Additionally, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide:
- a valid (volunteer) Working with Children’s Check
- a satisfactory National Police Check
You can apply as a mentor online by following the directions on the L2P Page on the VicRoads website.
To learn more, please contact Edmond: