TAC L2P Program
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) L2P Program is a community-based program developed to assist eligible young Victorian learner drivers between the ages of 16 and 21 years (and in some circumstances, up to 23 years) who do not have access to a supervising driver, gain the required 120 hours 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 Casey.
The success of Casey’s L2P Program is possible due to the ongoing support from Berwick Motor Group who supply two fully maintained vehicles used for the program.
How does it work?
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.
The 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 their community.
Who is eligible for the Casey TAC L2P program?
To be considered for a learner position within our TAC L2P Program, Learners need to meet the following criteria:
- be between 16 and 23 years old (please note applicants between 21-23 are only considered under special circumstances)
- hold a current Victorian learner’s permit
- not have any access to a supervising driver and/or an appropriate vehicle*
- live in the City of Casey
- Be a permanent resident or Australian citizen.
*Note: If you already have access to a supervising driver, you will not be eligible for the program.
If you’re accepted into the L2P Program as a learner, the City of Casey L2P program will be responsible for your participation and ongoing advice.
Due to very high demand, there may be a delay of up to 12 months between when you submit your application and when we can assign you to a mentor driver.
Submit your application:
What happens next
- We will contact you to let you know we have received your application and discuss your eligibility. If you meet the eligibility criteria, we will place you on the waitlist.
- When a place becomes available, we will arrange a match between you and the volunteer mentor. Due to very high demand, there may be a wait of up to 12 months for a place to become available.
Becoming a L2P Mentor
The L2P Program doesn’t just benefit learner drivers.
In joining the L2P Program, volunteer mentors work with and provide opportunities to directly help a young learner driver connect with the community.
We have a full training program to ensure you’re 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 need to meet the following criteria to be considered for the L2P program:
- be over 21 years of age
- hold a current full Australian driver's licence
- have a satisfactory driver license history report
- can commit to weekly lessons for up to 12 months
- have an interest or experience in working with young people
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
To be considered for the L2P program, volunteer mentors must complete an application form and undergo an assessment. The easiest way to apply is through the L2P Page on the VicRoads website.
Once the application form is received, we will be in contact to go through next steps.