Driver-Mentor Program

A driver’s licence is life changing.

In regional and rural areas, it is pre-requisite for many jobs and a must have for access to health services, education and training providers and civic and social amenities.

Indigenous youth can experience extraordinary challenges in obtaining a licence. 120 logbook hours seems impossible to those without access to a vehicle or supervising driver.

On-Country Pathways’ Driver-Mentor Program is here to help.

Who’s it for?

  • Indigenous youth aged 16-24

What’s involved?

On-Country Pathways’ Driver-Mentor Program is much more than getting hours up and being coached how to drive, it’s also about getting ‘job ready’ with mentoring and age-appropriate advice and guidance around:

  • life skills
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • Indigenous culture
  • work readiness.

Sessions run five days a week.

Driver-Mentors are local Indigenous people who hold current Police Check and Working with Children Check certifications.

Our Driver-Mentors are trained in mental health first aid.

Sessions are provided in fully serviced, registered and insured vehicles.

Meet our Driver-Mentor team


Driving sessions go for up to two hours and are free for participants.

Find out more

Contact Program Manager Darren Moffitt on 0439 184 719 or email [email protected]

Support us

We are seeking corporate partners to expand this culturally safe program.

Contact Darren if you are able to support us (details above).