Sydney Inner North West NRMA Safer Driving School

Safer Drivers Course

NRMA Safer Driving School Inner North West proudly delivers quality driving lessons and assessments for all levels of driver experience.

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About us

Our qualified and trusted team of driving instructors are trained to tailor a program to suit individual driver needs and learning styles to develop confidence and knowledge in practical, every day driving from learner drivers right through to seniors.

Our modern, best practice curriculum focuses on low risk driving techniques to assist Students to become safer drivers for life, not just to pass their driving test.

Comprising both male and female driving instructors, we offer automatic and manual tuition with the option to utilise your own vehicle (if preferred). 

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Local activities

NRMA Safer Driving School Inner North West has a strong community focus and supports a range of driver training initiatives in the region.

We are active within local government bodies and regularly provide a range of presentations addressing low risk driving concepts to a diverse range of audiences.

The team at NRMA Safer Driving School Inner North West is constantly on the look out for opportunities to support local events in our region. We are able to develop and coordinate training days for various groups and local government bodies. 

NRMA Safer Driving School at the Granny Smith Festival in Eastwood

Above - Our instructors provided information on learning to drive, senior driving and the new Safer Drivers Course at the Granny Smith Festival in Eastwood - October 2013.

Above - Spring Fair - October 2012

Our local instructors are particularly active among the senior community, delivering presentations to retirement villages and senior interest groups that focus on understanding current road rules and requirements for older drivers. These presentations are tailored to group needs and are available on request, subject to minimum numbers.

Mrs Pamela Heyden

Youth road safety is another priority for the Inner West North Safer Driving School team and we're available to provide support and delivery for school road safety programs. 

Medhbh and Michael, Refer a Friend Competition winners

Congratulations to Medhbh from Beecroft and Michael from Winston Hills on winning our Refer a Friend competition. Medhbh referred Michael onto David Crawford from our Inner North West driving school and they've both won an Apple iPad mini for doing so. If you're currently having lessons with us ask your instructor for some Refer a Friend cards to be in the next draw. This competition closed 30 June 2013.

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Lesson pricing

NRMA Safer Driving School Inner North West 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 Initial Lesson (first driving lesson only)

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.


$127.50 from 1st November 2016

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


60 - 180 minute Ongoing Lessons (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.

$82.00 per hour (or part thereof)

$85.00 per hour (or part thereof) from 1st November 2016


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 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 vary according to location and number of lessons purchased.

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 vary according to location and number of lessons purchased.

60 - 90 minute Refresher Lesson  

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.
$82.00 per hour (or part thereof) 

$85.00 per hour (or part thereof) from 1st November 2016


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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.

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.

Instructor profiles

Meet some of the team at NRMA Safer Driving School, Inner North West
Selma Sahin
Selma has been a driving instructor for over five years. Her experience in the industry has gained her a great track record of getting results from her customers.

As a parent Selma shows a genuine care and patient approach as she understands the importance of her role in creating safe drivers.

She is an RMS accredited Senior Assessor. 

Selma Sahin
David Xu
David's quiet and patient demeanour is valued by his customers. He creates a calm learning environment which assists in achieving good driving outcomes.

Ensuring his customers leave each lesson with a new set of safe driving skills is most important.


David Xu
Rob Beilharz
Rob and his wife Kim have been operating the NRMA Safer Driving School in the Inner North West for over eight years.

Rob has a long history with NRMA being a Road Service Patrol for over 16 years prior to entering the driver education industry.

Rob and Kim are both committed and passionate about making a real difference in road safety around the Inner North West region.

Rob is a RMS Senior Licence Assessor. 

Rob Beilharz
Tony Armstrong  

Tony has a calm, friendly and professional approach to driver education which leaves his customers feeling very comfortable and confident in achieving sound results.

With over 10 years industry experience Tony interacts very well with the new to the road and their supervising drivers as well as having a good reputation conducting assessments with seniors within the community. 

ith all his customers, Tony's main focus remains on teaching low risk driving skills whilst creating safe and independent drivers.

Tony is an RMS accredited Senior Assessor.  

Tony Yau

Tony's professional approach coupled with his very personable character assists him to acheive lasting safe driving results with his customers.

His ability to conduct lessons in fluent English, Mandarin or Cantonese is of additional benefit to the local Chinese community allowing for a high standard of driver education in the area.

Tony Yau

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Testimonial 1:

When I first started with NRMA Safer Driving School, I had been on my L plates for 6 and a half years. Driving was something that did not come naturally to me. I had been with other driving schools and had failed the P's test twice. Having been taught by Paul the past few months, he has not only taught me to drive, but has built my confidence in driving again and has made me an independent driver. Yesterday I passed my P's test, something that I never thought would be achievable for me. I would like to acknowledge Paul for all his assistance on my driving journey. He is a fantastic teacher! Liz - June 2013

Testimonial 2:

It's with great pleasure that I recommend Tony Armstrong as a professional driving instructor. Over a period of four month, I've had nine hour and a half sessions with Tony. He immediately made me feel calm, relaxed and foscused on refining my driving skills in preparation for the provisional driving test. Perhaps the quality I was most impressed with was his continued, yet subtle re-assurance about my driving abilities. I am happy to Tony my wholehearted endorsement as an excellent driving instructor. Z. Duke - April 2013

Testimonial 3:

Rob Beilharz, instructor for NRMA Safer Driving School Inner North West, has over the past three years provided information sessions about 'Safe Driving for Seniors' for the residents of Anglican Retirement Village, Castle Hill. These sessions have been conducted for groups of 40-70 people and have included information about road rules, including changes and requirements specifically for aged drivers. He has also provided driving instruction and licence assessment for residents. Sessions have also been conducted for the Anglican Retirement Village bus drivers and volunteer support driver network. Rob's focus has always been on safety and compliance with road rules. His presentations have always been professional and relevant. He is reliable, punctual and relates very well to residents, volunteers and staff. Jan, Manager, Sisson Clinic, Castle Hill 

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Suburbs covered by our Inner North West school are:
Baulkham Hills Denistone Kingsdene Oatlands
Beecroft Denistone East Marsfield Putney
Bella Vista Denistone West Meadowbank Rydalmere
Carlingford Dundas Melrose Park Ryde
Carlingford North Dundas Valley North Epping Telopea
Castle Hill Eastwood North Parramatta West Pennant Hills
Cheltenham Epping North Rocks West Ryde
Cherrybrook Ermington Northmead Winston Hills

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