NRMA Safer Driving School is at the forefront of safer driver training on the Central Coast.
$60 Learner Lessons available.
At NRMA Safer Driving School Central Coast, our best practice curriculum focuses on low risk driving techniques to assist students to become safer drivers for life and not to just pass their driving test.
Why choose NRMA Safer Driving School Central Coast?
Safer Drivers Course
NRMA Safer Driving has just celebrated its 150th Safer Drivers Course on the Central Coast.
Since the road safety initiative was launched in August 2013, more than 1,500 Central Coast students have become safer drivers through attending the course.
The Safer Drivers Course consists of two modules:
And on completion of the course learners receive a 20 hour credit in their learner log book.
Our Central Coast driving school conducts the course weekly in locations such as Erina, The Entrance and Wyong.
See our lesson pricing table below for course costs and how to book.
Senior driver forums
NRMA Safer Driving are actively involved with the Central Coast community and are passionate about the safety of its locals. We are often asked to conduct forums and talks with the local community including a series of Central Coast Road Safety Seminars for Seniors aged 55 and over.
The "Getting Around Safely Forums" at Erina, Ettalong Beach, Tumbi Umbi and Budgewoi were conducted by the Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council. NRMA Senior Assessors Ian Crowther and Michael Croxton spoke on the challenges facing Senior Drivers and provided valuable tips on driving and pedestrian safety. Other speakers included Council Road Safety Officers and representatives of Sydney Trains Opal Card.
Laura-Rose of Point Clare is delighted to have passed her Licence test on the first attempt, with the valuable assistance of NRMA instructor, Ginus Meijer. Here Laura-Rose is proudly displaying her NRMA Safer Driving School Congratulations Certificate. These certificates are great to put into your CV and job applications.
NRMA Safer Driving School is actively involved in keys2drive, Australia's largest national driver safety program for beginner drivers.
Funded by the Australian Government, keys2drive is a youth road safety program which provides learner drivers and their parent/supervisor with a FREE 60 minute session with an accredited driving instructor.
NRMA Safer Driving School has accredited keys2drive instructors who can deliver this free session. See profiles for instructors able to conduct this lesson.
Central Coast NRMA Safer Driving School provides local students with the same "World's Best Practice" training curriculum that is unique to all NRMA driving schools. However the driver training is available at a rate that is affordable to Central Coast residents.
|For Learner Drivers|
|Learn to drive with the experts - 60 and 90 minute lessons available.
The 90 minute lesson is recommended for your first driving lesson as its designed to allow appropriate time to determine your driving knowledge, current skill and confidence level. This will ensure a tailored program can be properly developed to suit your needs for ongoing lessons.
|$60.00 per hour|
|Safer Drivers Course
Available to NSW learners under the age of 25 who have completed at least 50 hours on-road driving hours in their learner logbook. These hours do not include those accrued through (3 for 1) structured professional instruction.
|$140.00 incl. GST
|Senior Driving Refresher Lessons / Assessments|
|Great for anyone who wants to freshen up their driving skills, update their road rule knowledge and feel more relaxed prior to the assessment||$68.00 1 hour Senior Refresher
$102.00 1.5 hours Senior Refresher
$85.00 Seniors Licence Assessment (1 hour)
$120.00 Senior Refresher combined with Licence Assessment (1.5 hours)
NRMA Free2go Membership is specifically designed for the needs of 16 to 20 year olds who are learning to drive or have their licence.
Free2go offer Members personal Roadside Assistance 24/7, 365 days a year. This means that the NRMA will be there to help if the car you are travelling in has a problem, even if it's not your car* and you are a passenger.
Plus you get access to all the extra benefits of NRMA Membership, including discounts on motoring and lifestyle products and services, special offers, exclusive competitions, free motoring advise and much more.
Membership is free for the first year if you're 17-20 years old or free for 2 years if you're 16 years old. Find out more about Free2go here.
NRMA Members are able to take advantage of our exclusive Member offer by purchasing a package voucher through their instructor.
Please note that some promotional lessons and products may exclude the NRMA Member offer.
*Offer is for 5 or 10 one-hour lesson vouchers which can be purchased online. Visit our terms and conditions page for full lesson and NRMA Member offer Terms and Conditions including our Cancellation Policy.
|Meet the team at NRMA Safer Driving School, Central Coast
|Joanne Davidson – Automatic transmission|
Joanne has a diverse career in training, instructing and guiding.
With a broad career spanning from being a Learn to Swim instructor, an outdoor activity guide and a Professional Driver in the Australian Army, Joanne is an expert in helping people overcome fears and anxiousness when trying things for the first time. Joanne combines great patience with a caring, friendly and relaxed demeanour, and possesses a fun sense of humour. With her professional approach Joanne is able to make difficult things easy to learn. Having three children of her own, with one just passing their Provisional licence, Joanne is very aware of the importance of teaching good driving skills and just as importantly...the right Attitude for Safer Driving!
Joanne is licensed to drive an assorted range of vehicles such as 4 and 6 wheel drives, buses and trucks and she has completed defensive and advanced driving courses. In her spare time she enjoys riding her motorbike, relaxing on the beach and bushwalking.
|Kevin Birks - Manual transmission|
|Kevin Birks decided to become a professional driving instructor after his experience as a supervising driver with his three daughters. He found the supervising driver role challenging but very fulfilling and it encouraged him to learn more about the science of driving and driver training. He naturally turned to the NRMA and his career in education and training has taken off.
Importantly, Kevin has a first hand understanding of parents' concerns and fears in having their teenagers on the road, and he understands that learning to drive properly and safely is the priority in keeping young people safe. As an NRMA-trained driving instructor, Kevin finds it extremely satisfying to teach teenagers how to become competent and safe drivers.
Patience, Practice and Perseverance are his keys to helping others adopt safer driving practices.
Away from the driving school, Kevin enjoys baseball, swimming, walking, reading, family and grandchildren.
|Michael Croxton - Automatic transmission|
|As manager of NRMA Safer Driving School Central Coast, Michael has an exemplary record in the field of driver training.
He is qualified to both train and assess Instructors and much of his work in the last few years has been in coaching and developing new driving instructors.
Michael is a qualified Seniors Assessor and Rehabilitation Trainer and is accredited to conduct keys2drive lessons.
He is also a regular presenter at RYDA programs in Sydney and has present at the Central Coast RYDA program.
Book online or call 1300 696 762
|Ian Morrow - Automatic transmission|
|Ian has 12 years of experience in the driver training industry, and is Keys2drive accredited and a Seniors Assessor.
Ian develops a great bond with his students, helped by his quirky Irish sense of humour and his bright outlook on life. Ian's second love (after wife, Mary) is the industry itself – he enjoys contact with young people and derives great satisfaction in helping them learn lifelong driving skills that will keep them safe on the road.
He operates a dual control Suzuki GV3 Automatic which he calls 'The Buggy'.
His chief pastime is going for a leisurely swim in the ocean.
|Ginus Meijer - Automatic transmission|
|Ginus brings great drive and enthusiasm to Central Coast NRMA Safer Driving School. His passion is to share his knowledge and understanding of low risk driving techniques and to communicate the importance of safe driving to his students. Ginus is appreciated for his relaxed and patient manner and he creates a calm learning environment which assists in achieving good driving outcomes.
Becoming a Driving Instructor was an easy transition for Ginus as he wanted to make a difference and give something back to the community. He has a great rapport with his customers and enjoys teaching students of all ages.
Ginus's interests outside of the NRMA include sport, fitness, bike riding, family, friends, food and community activities.
|Jeff Mason - Manual transmission|
Jeff has a background in motorsport and experienced driver training, as well as many years in the IT industry.
He has a genuine passion for road safety and firmly believes that those who enjoy driving will become better drivers. Jeff encourages his students to catch the passion of driving but also passes on great wisdom in how this enthusiasm should be tempered.
Jeff welcomes parent involvement in the teaching process. He provides instructional tips to mums and dads which helps them build more confidence as a supervising driver outside of professional lessons. Jeff often talks about what he calls the ART of driving: Attitude, Roadcraft and Technique. The latter two are foundational but Jeff says Attitude has the power to bring everything unstuck. Expect many words of wisdom in this regard!
Jeff has five children, all of whom are driving. In his spare time Jeff loves golf but doesn't play enough, social tennis and is a keen photographer.
Jeff has a very calm and patient manner, something he says he needed to have in order to survive raising five children!
|Kerry Orams - Automatic transmission|
Kerry previously enjoyed a long and successful career as a driver testing officer with Roads & Maritime services where she was known for creating a great rapport with applicants of all ages. Her ability to put people at ease helped them to relax throughout the test, allowing them to demonstrate their best driving skills.
Kerry brings these abilities to NRMA where she is passionate about helping new drivers master and understand the importance of low risk driving strategies, and she can offer hints and tips to help take some of the fear and mystery out of sitting for the driving test! She also enjoys the company of our more senior drivers and is always keen to go for a refresher drive and discuss any problems or concerns they may be experiencing, especially if a driving test is coming up!
Kerry teaches in her own automatic car but is qualified to teach manual transmission and is happy to do so in your own vehicle. She is also available for lessons most weekends for those with busy weekly schedules.
When she is not on the road Kerry can often be found in a kayak on one of our many local waterways! She is also a qualified dog groomer and loves spending time with her own two dogs.
Book online or call 1300 696 762
After experiencing driver training with two non-NRMA driving instructors in Sydney, I am happy to say Michael Croxton is the best driving teacher I've found. Michael is so passionate that he often arrives early to make sure I am supported and encouraged to keep going until I get my licence.
Michael has a gifted ability to articulate lessons so effectively. If a student is struggling to understand a concept Michael has the skills to get the right message across. It has been a very friendly and accommodating experience. Thank you Michael for all your support in getting my licence.
Rohinika Gough, Gosford NSW 2250.
My driving instructor, Ian Morrow is a happy and energetic instructor who is willing to give anyone a chance. Ian has taught me a lot about driving and about staying alive on the roads. One thing you have to be careful about when driving is hitting debris or potholes, which Ian has told me to avoid at all times. But the funny thing is, in my driveway there's a hole we never get fixed. So every time I finish my lesson, I deliberately run into that hole and Ian and I have a laugh. Every time Ian says: "the trip ain't over until Ben runs into that hole." But on a more serious note, I am happy with the NRMA for their dedication and enthusiasm for giving everyone a go. I think my money is well spent and I always learn something on every lesson. My lessons always make me feel safe and I'm encouraged to get my Ps – with NRMA Safer Driving School supporting me all the way.
Ben Bratby, Wyee NSW 2259.
|Our driving school offers lessons in the following areas|
|Alison||Avoca Beach||Bar Point||Bateau Bay|
|Bay Village||Bensville||Berkeley Vale||Blackwall|
|Blue Bay||Blue Haven||Booker Bay||Bouddi|
|Budgewoi Peninsula||Buff Point||Bushells Ridge||Calga|
|Canton Beach||Cedar Brush Creek||Central Mangrove||Chain Valley Bay|
|Charmhaven||Cheero Point||Chittaway Point||Cogra Bay|
|Doyalson North||Durren Durren||East Gosford||Empire Bay|
|Erina||Erina Heights||Ettalong||Forresters Beach|
|Fountaindale||Frazer Park||Freemans||Glenning Valley|
|Glenworth Valley||Gorokan||Gosford||Green Point|
|Hamlyn Terrace||Hardys Bay||Holgate||Horsfield Bay|
|Kiar||Killarney Vale||Killcare||Killcare Heights|
|Kincumber||Kincumber South||Kincumber Shores||Koolewong|
|Kulnura||Lake Haven||Lake Munnorah||Lemon Tree|
|Lisarow||Little Jiliby||Little Wobby||Long Jetty|
|Lower Mangrove||Macmasters Beach||Magenta||Mangrove Creek|
|Mangrove Mountain||Mannering Park||Mardi||Matcham|
|Milsons Passage||Moonee||Mooney Mooney||Mooney Mooney Creek|
|Mount Elliot||Mount White||Murrays Beach||Narara|
|Niagara Park||Norah Head||Noraville||North Avoca|
|North Gosford||Ourimbah||Palm Grove||Palmdale|
|Patonga||Pearl Beach||Peats Ridge||Phegans Bay|
|Picketts Valley||Pinny Beach||Point Clare||Point Wolstoncraft|
|Pretty Beach||Ravensdale||Rocky Point||San Remo|
|St Huberts Island||Summerland Point||Tacoma||Tacoma South|
|Tascott||Ten Mile Hollow||Terrigal||The Entrance|
|Tumbi Umbi||Umina||Upper Mangrove||Wadalba|
|Watanobbi||Wendoree Park||West Gosford||Wondabyne|
|Wyee Point||Wyoming||Wyong||Wyong Creek|