If you are pricing around and you contact a local driving school that tries to sell you a package deal straight up without even experiencing what you, your partner, son or daughter's current driving standard is like, I would suggest you start with one driving lesson with that instructor, and/or contact me first. Any instructor initially trying to sell you a package is most likely more interested in the money than the student. You may also not receive a refund from them if you undertake the first lesson then decide you don't like the instructor.
I will not offer a lesson package until I have had one lesson with the student. During the lesson an evaluation takes place where the students current competencies are tested in a relaxed environment. At the conclusion of that lesson I will provide you with an estimate of the number of lessons it would take to pass the P plate test. If you then choose to take up a package offer, you just deduct $65 off that package price so you are not financially out of pocket.
I highly recommend any student just starting out driving undertakes lessons in their first 10 hours of driving, not at the end of the 120 hours they are required to complete. By doing this, the student does not pick up the bad habits of their parents, relatives and friends. Learning correctly from the start actually results in less driving lessons being required, as the instructor does not require the student "unlearn" bad habits then re-learn the right ones, generally in the month before their P plate test.
A free Keys2Drive lesson is also available to new students. This is sponsored by the Commonwealth Government. Please click here for further information.
Current Transport 4 NSW (formerly RMS) P plate testing information
Earlier this week (commencing 18 Oct), a Transport 4 NSW officer advised this office of the following requirements to undertake a P plate test in Maclean (at present):
1. All students attempting the test are either to be double vaccinated, or have a Covid test within 72 hours of the test date with a negative result.
2. There is currently a waiting list of approximately 40 students wanting to undertake the test.
3. If you do not pass the test on the day, you will "go to the back of the queue" (meaning you cannot undertake the test again in 7 days as per the normal requirement).
4. Once restrictions between Greater Sydney and the Northern Rivers area is relaxed, indications are there are many who will travel to this region from the Greater Sydney area to have a holiday, and have their son, daughter or partner undertake a P plate test whilst in this area. Please note the Greater Sydney area was locked down for a significant amount of time, and there is a very long waiting list as a result (in Sydney).
This information will be periodically updated on this website as new information is received.
NSW GOVT REQUIREMENTS (as at 22 Oct 2021)
ALL STUDENTS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED (at the time of the lesson) TO UNDERTAKE A DRIVING LESSON.
IF YOU BOOK WITH A DRIVING SCHOOL THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A DOUBLE VACCINATION CONFIRMATION YOU, AND THE INSTRUCTOR MAY BE FINED.
This information will be updated as the NSW Govt COVID reguations change.
Rates are current as at 22 October 2021
1 hour driving lesson - $65
1.5 hour driving lesson - $90
2 hour driving lesson - $120
3 x 1 hour lesson package - $185
5 x 1 hour lesson package - $310
10 x 1 hour lesson package - $600
All lessons are $5 cheaper per hour if you use your own vehicle.
Adept Driver Training only provides an automatic vehicle, however students can be taught in their own.