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If you are on your L's and have completed at least 50 hours of log book driving time, you can be eligible to enrol in a Safer Drivers Course for free (usually $140).

This course teaches you how to minimise road risks by developing safe driving behaviour and is available in almost 250 locations across NSW - find a course provider close to you.

As well as making you a safer driver, completing this course you will earn a bonus 20 hours log book credit, so you only need to finish 100 hours of supervised driving outside the course.

To be eligible for a free place, you must:

  • hold a valid NSW Learner driver’s licence
  • be aged under 25 years
  • have completed a minimum of 50 log book driving hours (not counting any 3-for-1 bonus hours, and some of those hours need to include night driving)
  • provide a letter – evidence of OOHC status for Safer Drivers Course.

This factsheet has more information on eligibility and how to enrol - ask your carer or caseworker to help you to complete the forms.

How to enrol

1. Find and nominate a course provider in your area (your caseworker or carer can help you find a provider).

2. Obtain evidence of OOHC status. Your FACS or NGO caseworker will provide you with a completed letter – evidence of OOHC status for Safer Drivers Course. See example letter from FACS and example letter from an NGO.

3. Confirm free place on Safer Drivers Course by emailing safedriverscourse@rms.nsw.gov.au to advise of an OOHC enrolment. This can be done by your caseworker, carer or you can do it yourself.

You will need to provide:

  • your name
  • date of birth
  • learner driver’s licence number
  • scanned copy of the letter – evidence of OOHC status for Safer Drivers Course
  • nominated course provider and location
  • your contact details including an email address.

4. Roads and Maritime Services will inform the nominated course provider within 5 days that the learner driver is eligible to attend Safer Drivers Course at no cost. You (or your caseworker) will receive a confirmation email to inform you that the nominated course provider is aware of the pending enrolment.

5. You can now enrol. Contact the nominated course provider within 2 months of receiving confirmation from Roads and Maritime Services to enrol into the Safer Drivers Course.


Visit the YOU website to read about more help to get your driver licence - including free lessons, support and mentoring programs.

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Last updated: 13 Feb 2018
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