Learning to drive

Learning to drive

To get your license in NSW you must be aged 16 or over and pass a Driver Knowledge Test (DKT). Information about gaining your licence and the steps after can be found at Service NSW.

The NSW Safer Drivers Course teaches learner drivers under 25 to develop safe driving skills and prepare for driving solo. This course can help you understand speed management, gap selection, hazard awareness, safe following distances, and how to keep driving safely when you get distracted.

This includes:

  • a 3-hour group discussion with other learners
  • a 2-hour coaching session in a vehicle with another learner.

Find more information and course providers by visiting NSW Safer Drivers Course | NSW Government.

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.

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

Find out more about Road Safety in Ryde by visiting Road and Pedestrian Safety.