Driving Sessions for Learners

Council is dedicated to improving road safety for its community. To help learner drivers develop good road sense and safe driving habits, the City of Ryde and Ku-ring-gai Council have joined forces with the NRMA to create a new resource for young drivers and their supervisors.

The Driving Sessions for Learners booklet is a collection of graded driving routes developed to build skills and confidence in the different situations that young drivers will encounter. The booklet:

  • Increases the learner driver's on-road experience by exposing them to road types and conditions that they may not have encountered as part of their supervised driving practice
  • Increases skill level with increase in experience, the driving sessions are graded from easy to advanced
  • Increases experience locally, with three driving sessions in each Local Government area and four longer drives to assist in combating driver fatigue
  • Complements and supports existing young driver workshops such as the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers sessions
  • Is a sustainable, reusable, multi-purpose road safety resource for both learner and supervising drivers.

Printed copies of the booklet are available at Council's Customer Service Centre at the Civic Centre.

Getting Started

There are some simple things both learner drivers and supervisors can do before starting out. Ensure that:

  • The learner is carrying a learner licence and the supervising driver is carrying a current NSW Driver Licence
  • The L plates are clearly displayed on the front and back of the outside of the vehicle
  • You have decided on the route being taken and you are familiar with the route or have reviewed the map
  • You have discussed the drive and intended outcomes for each session.

Conduct your sessions at different times, on different days of the week, in varying light conditions and traffic volumes. This way you will get as much experience as possible. Remember there is a zero alcohol limit for learner drivers and supervising drivers must be below the legal limit for their licence.

Download Driving Sessions

You can download individual driving session maps and information below:


Session 1 - For Starters


Session 2 - Heritage Drive

Session 3 - Main Road Drive

Session 4 - Hills and Bends

Session 5 - Roundabout Drive

Medium to Advanced

Session 6 - Pedestrian and Roundabout Drive


Session 7 - Four Bridge Drive

Session 8 - Tunnel Drive

Session 9 - Beach Run

Session 10 - Blue Mountains Discovery Tour