The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) L2P Program is a community-based program developed to assist eligible young Victorian learner drivers. Young people between the ages of 16 and 21 years who do not have access to a supervising driver or an appropriate vehicle gain driving experience required for a probationary license.
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the TAC, administered by the Department of Transport and coordinated by the City of Boroondara.
How it works
Our program matches eligible learners with a vehicle and fully licensed volunteer mentor driver to help learners gain driving experience. Before being matched with a volunteer mentor and throughout the course of their L2P driving journey, participating learners have access to several free driving lessons with a professional driving instructor. This helps learners build their skills through the four stages of the Graduated Licensing System before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor.
- Stage 1 – Basic car control
- Stage 2 – Quiet streets
- Stage 3 – Complex traffic
- Stage 4 – Rehearsing solo
With a specific focus on reducing Victoria’s road toll, the TAC L2P program focuses on helping young people become safe, confident drivers. It also provides an opportunity to interact with positive adult role models, gain confidence and move towards social independence. Volunteer mentors also have opportunities to connect with other mentors within their geographical region.
Learners must meet the following criteria:
- Be aged between 16 and 21 years (in some circumstances, we will consider applicants up to 23 years)
- Hold a current Victorian learner’s permit
- Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a humanitarian or refugee visa
- Not have access to a supervising driver or an appropriate vehicle
- Live in Boroondara.
Becoming a L2P Mentor
We have a full training program 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.
Volunteer mentors must meet the following criteria:
- be over 21 years of age
- hold a current full Australian driver's licence
- have a satisfactory driver license history report
- be medically fit to drive (we may discuss this further through the application process)
- not be currently working as a professional driving instructor
- can commit at least 1 hour per week.
Additionally, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide:
- a valid (volunteer) Working with Children’s Check
- a satisfactory National Police Check
We can help you obtain these if required.
To be considered for the TAC L2P program, learners and volunteer mentors must complete an application form and undergo an assessment.
Once the application form is received, we will be in contact to go through next steps.