Changes due to COVID-19
The L2P program’s driving sessions have been temporarily suspended.
Our highest priority is the safety of our learner drivers and volunteer mentors.
During this time, the L2P program will still be open to receive applications.
The TAC L2P Program is a community based, volunteer program. L2P helps learner drivers from both Manningham and Whitehorse Council areas who face significant barriers, to gain their mandatory 120 driving hours required to obtain a probationary licence.
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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.
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 Manningham Council and Whitehorse City Council.
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 limited access to a vehicle or a supervising driver
- live in the City of Manningham or City of Whitehorse
- have limited financial means
Mail – If you do not have access to a computer please phone us and we will mail out an application form to you. Once complete, please post the completed form, along with supporting documentation to L2P Program, Depot, PO Box 1, Victoria, 3109.
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 Victorian driver licence
- can commit approximately 2 hours per week
To become a L2P mentor, complete the TAC L2P volunteer mentor application form (718.56 KB)