TAC L2P learner drivers


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), managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Nillumbik Shire Council.

How it works 

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.

Who is eligible for the TAC L2P program?

Learners need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P program:  

  • Be between 16 and 21 years of age 
  • Live, work or study in the Shire of Nillumbik 
  • Hold a current Victorian Learner’s Permit 
  • Have no access to a suitable supervising driver such as a parent, relative or significant other 
  • Have no access to a vehicle  
  • Have limited financial means  
  • Make a commitment to the program for at least 12 months  

* Applications outside of the standard criteria will also be considered, please contact your L2P Coordinator for further information. 

Application process for Learners

To be eligible for the TAC L2P program, learners (or their parent or guardian) need to complete an online learner driver application form below. 

Apply here


"Thank you so much for the support. I initially had my uncle supervising me until I got few hours, but it wasn’t very successful. Since my family members were all overseas and I had no one else, I was struggling to complete my hours done. I needed to take 2 hours of public transport to get to uni every week so getting a license would really help me get to my uni quicker and more convenient .

Throughout the whole L2P program, the mentor and the staffs had been very caring and supportive to me and my driving. I was able to get comfortable with my driving skills because of this program, and I really appreciate it.

Watch Josh & Kathy's video

Read Monique's story who completed the program with her mentor Jamie.

Read Zara's story who recently gained her licence with the support of her mentor Frank.

Read Bertrand's story who was a learner driver in 2012 and recently became a volunteer Mentor. 

More information

For more information please contact the TAC L2P Program Officer on 0408 979 377 or L2P@Nillumbik.vic.gov.au.