Sydney Greater South NRMA Safer Driving School

Safer Drivers Course

Greater South NRMA Safer Driving School is at the forefront of safer driver training in Sydney's Greater South suburbs.

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About us

If you want to learn to drive in the Greater South area of Sydney, then the NRMA Safer Driving School is the best place to start.

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.

We appoint only the highest quality driving instructors, each of whom undergoes additional training to meet NRMA Safer Driving School's quality standards. Each has been chosen not only for their skills as professional educators but for their enormous passion for what they do. Regular re-training programs ensure that all NRMA driving instructors are fully abreast of changes in industry practice and modern education techniques.

We offer driving lessons for Learner Drivers at any stage of the drivers' license process - any age and any level of driving ability.

Whether you've just got your L's, want to refresh your driving skills or need to sit a seniors assessment, the NRMA Safer Driving School Greater South can help.

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Local activities

NRMA Safer Driving School Greater South has a strong community focus and frequently supports driver training initiatives in the area. We engage with the NSW Police Force local area command initiatives to support road safety in the community.

We're active with local Government bodies and regularly provide a range of presentations addressing Low Risk Driving concepts to a diverse range of audiences. Enquiries are always welcome.

2012 Cops and Rodders Show

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Free keys2drive lesson

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.

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Lesson pricing

NRMA Safer Driving School Greater South provides local customers with the same "World's Best Practice" training curriculum that is unique to all NRMA driving schools at an affordable rate.

Lesson length varies from 60 minutes to 3 hours depending on individual needs, with a 90 minute ongoing driving lesson highly recommended allowing time to review previously taught competencies and introduce new material with sufficient time to practice.

For Learner Drivers
90 minute lesson (initial driving lesson)

A requirement for learner drivers who have not previously had a lesson with an NRMA safer driving instructor. The 90 minute lesson is designed to allow appropriate time to determine the Students knowledge, current skill and confidence level so a tailored program can be developed to suit their needs.


Lesson prices may vary according to location.
60 - 180 minute lesson (subsequent driving lessons)

For learner drivers who have already had an initial driving lesson with an NRMA safer driving instructor. Ongoing lesson duration can vary in length depending on lesson outcome requirements. Longer sessions can also assist in managing busy schedules. Your instructor can best advise on your individual requirements. All lessons regardless of duration are structured and tailored to suit individual needs.

$81.00 per hour (or part thereof)

Lesson prices vary according to location and number of lessons purchased.

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 accruded through (3 for 1) structured professional instruction.

This course aims to help young learner drivers be safer on the road once they receive their provisional licence. Completion of the course will result in a 20 hour reduction in the learner logbook hours. Find out more here.

$140.00 incl. GST
Refresher Driving Lessons & Licence Re-Testing/Assessment
90 minute senior refresher and assessment

The preferred options for most seniors who want to brush up on their current knowledge and feel more relaxed prior to the assessment. The first half of the session is used as the refresher and may incorporate both theoretical and practical components, as required. The second half is structured with the formal assessment process and feedback.

Lesson prices may vary according to location.
60 minute senior assessment

Ideal for seniors who are very confident in their driving skills and road rule knowledge. The 60 minutes will be in the form of a formal driver assessment with very limited 'warm up' time.

Lesson prices may vary according to location.
60-90 minute refresher

Great for anyone who wants to freshen up their driving skills and update their road rule knowledge at any stage in their driving lifecycle. The refresher can also target specific areas of concern as requested.

$81.00 per hour (or part thereof)

Lesson prices may vary according to location.

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FREE Roadside Assistance for 16 - 20 year olds

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.

*excludes Taxi's.

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NRMA Member offer

NRMA Members are able to take advantage of our exclusive Member offer by purchasing a package voucher through their instructor.

  • 5 hour lesson voucher - receive 5% off*
  • 10 hour lesson voucher -  receive 10% off* 

Please note that some promotional lessons and products may exclude the NRMA Member offer.

*Offer is for 5 or 10 hour ongoing lesson vouchers purchased either directly with your instructor or online. Each voucher is applicable to one instructor only and is not transferable between instructors. Visit our terms and conditions page for full lesson and NRMA Member offer terms and conditions including our cancellation policy.

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Instructor profiles

Meet some of the team at Greater South NRMA Safer Driving School

Mark Cardwell  Mark Cardwell

Mark has a passion to create safe drivers. The enthusiasm he brings to each lesson ensures his customers have a positive and encouraging experience. Mark is an experienced educator teaching music for many years. He's also experienced with heavy vehicle driving and is very aware of the broader risks on the road and different styles of learning and instruction needed to achieve great results.

Mark is accredited to conduct keys2drive lessons.


  • Keys2drive accredited instructor
  • Safer Drivers Course coach


"Just wanted to thank Mark for being an amazing instructor. I passed my test and got my licence so a huge thank you to him."
Courtney - Oct 2015

Patrick Smellie Patrick Smellie  

Patrick has over 10 years experience within the driving instruction industry. He is patient and professional which allows his extensive customer base to gain the necessary confidence to build on their driving skills with each lesson.

Patrick is an RMS accredited Senior Assessor and accredited to conduct keys2drive lessons.


  • Keys2drive accredited instructor
  • NSW Older driver assessor

Victor BarsoomVictor Barsoom

Victor's pleasant and calm approach allows good interaction within the vehicle so his customers feel confident when learning new skills. Victor has a passion for his customers to achieve the safe driving skills required to carry into their driving lifetime which is evident in his teaching style.

Victor is also accredited to conduct keys2drive lessons.


  • Keys2drive accredited instructor
  • NSW Older driver assessor
  • Safer Drivers Course coach

Maria Kotevski

Maria's enthusiasm and passion to make a difference with young drivers is contagious. The different approaches she utilises to create an individual training program for her students ensures they receive the best possible lesson suited to their needs. Maria also ensures each lesson is filled with encouragement and enjoyment which is critical to the learning process.

Maria is currently undergoing training to become accredited to conduct keys2drive to add further value to her customer base.


  • Keys2drive accredited instructor
  • Safer Drivers Course coach
  • NSW Older driver assessor

David XuDavid Xu

David's quiet and patient demeanour is valued by his customers. He creates a calm
learning environment which assists in achieving driving outcomes which are most
beneficial for his customers. Ensuring his customers leave each lesson with a new set of
safe driving skills is very important for David.

David is accredited to conduct keys2drive lessons.


  • Keys2drive accredited instructor
  • Safer Drivers Course coach
  • NSW Older driver assessor


Lucky Bardis 

Lucky's expertise lies in the instruction of manual transmission. Lucky has a very natural instruction style which makes him a popular choice amongst both his students and parents. His many years of experience as a driving instructor has contributed to his calm and patient approach.

Lucky also has exceptional attention to detail which is appreciated by his customers.

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Locations covered

Suburbs covered by our Greater South driving school are:
Alfords Point Allawah Arncliff Asbury
Audley Bangor Banksia Banksmeadow
Bankstown Barden Ridge Bardwell Park Bardwell Valley
Belmore Beverly Hills Beverly Park Bexley
Blakehurst Bonnet Bay Botany Brighton-Le-Sands
Bundeena Burraneer Campsie Canterbury
Caringbah Caringbah South Carlton Carss Park
Casula Chipping Norton Clemton Park Como
Condell Park Connells Point Cronulla Croydon Park
Dolans Bay Dolls Point Dulwich Hill Earlwood
East Hills Eastlakes Enfield South Engadine
Garie Georges Hall Grays Point Gymea
Gymea Bay Hammondville Heathcote Holsworthy
Hurlston Park Hurstville Hurstville Grove Illawong
Jannali Kangaroo Point Karella Kensington
Kingsgrove Kinsway West Kirrawee Kogarah
Kogarah Bay Kurnell Kyeemagh Kyle Bay
Lakemba Lilli Pilli Liverpool Loftus
Lucus Heights Lugarno Lurnea Maianbar
Manahan Manai Central Marrickville Mascot
Menai Milperra Miranda Monterey
Moorebank Mortdale Mount Lewis Mount Pritchard
Narwee Oatley Oyster Bay Padstow
Padstow Heights Panania Peakhurst Peakhurst Heights
Penshurst Picnic Point Port Hacking Prestons
Punchbowl Ramsgate Revesby Revesby Heights
Riverwood Rockdale Rosbery Roselands
Sandringham Sans Souci South Hurstville St Peters
Sutherland Sydenham Sylvania Sylvania Waters
Taren Point Tempe Turrella Waronora Heights
Warwick Farm Waterfall Wattle Grove Wiley Park
Wollaware Wolli Creek Woronora Yagoona
Yarrawarrah Yowie Bay

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