The TAC L2P Program assists 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 Indigo Shire Council
How does it work?
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.
To join the L2P program you need to be:
- Between 16 and 20 years of age
- A current learner's permit holder
- Without access to either a vehicle, a supervising driver or both
Volunteer mentors are the backbone of the program and we are always on the lookout for more.
To become a volunteer mentor you need to:
- Be interested in helping young people
- Be over 21 years of age
- Have a current full Victorian driver's licence
- Be screened by your local L2P program
If you wish to learn more or become involved as a volunteer mentor contact us or visit the VicRoads website.
To be considered for the TAC L2P program, learners and volunteer mentors must complete an application form. The easiest way to apply is online through the L2P page on the VicRoads website. Paper-based application forms can also be downloaded from the VicRoads website and returned directly to the Indigo Shire L2P program by contacting the L2P Support Officer on 0417 156 598.
Three Indigo teenagers successfully obtained their P plates through the program in October 2021.
Harmony - Rutherglen
Harmony has been in the L2P program in Rutherglen for 4 years. Her instructor Wayne has done an outstanding job guiding her through the required hours to gain her licence. Harmony says ‘it has been a long time coming’ but she was so pleased to pass the test on her first try.
A special thanks to mentors Doug and Herb who have also been assisting Harmony to complete her last few hours recently, especially the night driving. The dedication and team effort of the Rutherglen mentors has been incredible.
Darcy - Beechworth
Darcy has been in the L2P program for 2 years in Beechworth, with expert guidance from her mentor Greg.
They have worked hard together to gain the 120 hours and all the skills required to pass the driving test on the first attempt.
Greg provided a gentle, kind and patient approach to help guide Darcy across the finishing line.
Blair - Yackandandah
Blair came into the L2P program in Yackandandah because he was having trouble accessing a supervising driver and getting his driving hours.
His mentor Ron, helped Blair gain his remaining hours in just 3 months, increased his knowledge of road safety, and taught him important vehicle handling skills. Blair said ‘without Ron he would not have tried reverse parallel parks for some time’.
He said he got on really well with Ron and he appreciated the time Ron made available to him every week.