Locally owned and operated, Adept Driver Training is based in Maclean in the Northern Rivers (NSW) and offers quality driving lessons with a highly experienced driving instructor with 20 years of training students at both a learner and advanced driver levels.

  •      Accredited with Roads and Maritime Services (NSW),
  •      The Transport Industries Skills Centre (A.C.T).
  •      Graduate of the Close Personal Protection (VIP) training course (A.C.T), and
  •      Member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association.

In 2017, not one student has failed to pass the P plate test on their first attempt.

Adept provides an “all encompassing approach” to learner driving that includes:

  • A very high emphasis on safety,
  • Smooth driving techniques,
  • Money savings tips (regarding both the vehicle, and the students driving skills), and
  • A brief overview of the ramifications of dangerous driving (Police, Courts, road rage and insurance).


How many lessons are required for learner drivers to progress to a provisional licence is different for each student.

For students who know little about the workings of a car,Adept recommends they undertake an Introductory lesson that includes *60 minutes where they are taught about vital components of the car, and then a 30 minute drive.

* The 60 minute “in-car” tutorial teaches students the very basics of maintaining a car, including areas that require regular maintenance checks, and the layout/operation of the passenger cabin.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has information for students and parents when selecting a driving school. Click here to be directed to their webpage. Alternatively, a copy of the questions (and answers) can be found on our FAQ page.

There is no-one I cannot teach to pass the driving test!

Please contact me for further information or to make a booking. Your call, SMS or email will be replied to within two hours.


The following is a complete list of suburbs we service:

  • Alumy Creek
  • Angourie
  • Ashby
  • Brushgrove
  • Chatsworth
  • Cowper
  • Evans Head
  • Grafton
  • Gulmarrad
  • Harwood
  • Ilarwill
  • Iluka
  • Lawrence
  • Lower Southgate
  • Maclean
  • Palmers Island
  • South Grafton
  • Southampton
  • Taloumbi
  • Ulmarra
  • Waterview Heights
  • Wombah
  • Woodburn
  • Woodford Island
  • Yamba