- Helps young people aged between 16 and 21 facing barriers in learning to drive.
- Trained volunteer mentors support you to gain 120 hours of on-road driving experience.
- Accessible to people who hold a current Learner's Permit and have a connection to the Port Phillip, Stonnington or Bayside local government areas.
The Melbourne City Mission L2P Program is a community-based program that supports young people who face significant barriers to completing 120 hours of on-road driving experience.
The program is supported by trained volunteer mentors.
How does it work?
The goal is for you to gain extensive on-road experience to build your skills and confidence.
You are matched with trained volunteer mentors who support you to gain 120 hours of supervised driving.
The volunteer mentors are given intensive training by VicRoads and undergo mandatory checks and training with MCM to provide a quality program for young people.
Eligible young people are offered a minimum of one hour of supervised driving each week.
The program is funded by TAC and managed by the Department of Transport.
Who should apply?
Young people aged between 16 and 21 who:
- hold a current learners permit
- have no access to a suitable vehicle or support to learn to drive
- have a connection to Port Phillip, Stonnington or Bayside local government areas
- hold Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Permanent Resident/Humanitarian/Refugee visas.
Which areas do we cover?
We have strong connections with:
- City of Port Phillip
- City of Stonnington
- City of Bayside
The program will:
- provide you with access to a trained volunteer mentor who can provide access to supervised driving sessions in a car that is provided by MCM
- provide you with the opportunity to reach your 120 hours of supervised driving
- support you to build the confidence and skills needed to get your probationary licence.
To access this program, you must complete a learner driver application form to confirm eligibility.
Referrals can be made by:
- community agencies
- case managers
- the young person
Once the learner driver application form below is completed and received, the L2P Program Coordinator will contact the young person to schedule an interview time.
Become an L2P Volunteer Mentor
We're seeking volunteers to help young people gain the mandatory 120 hours of driving practice required to obtain their probationary licences. Visit our volunteer section if you wish to apply to become a mentor to young people learning how to drive. Find out more.