Sydney City / Eastern Suburbs NRMA Safer Driving School

Safer Drivers Course

NRMA Safer Driving School is a trusted name at the forefront of driver education.

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About us

Whether you've just got your L's, want to refresh your driving skills or need to sit a seniors assessment, we can help.

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. 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 drivers at any stage of the license process - any age and any level of driving ability. We tailor your lesson to the skills you want to focus on.

NRMA uses the latest vehicles with 5 star ANCAP rating and dual controls for your safety.

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Lesson pricing

Lesson length varies from 60 minutes to 3 hours depending on individual needs, with a 90 minute 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 student's knowledge, current skill and confidence level so a tailored program can be developed to suit their needs.

$115.00 for 90 minute lesson
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 advice on your individual requirements. All lessons regardless of duration are structured and tailored to suit individual needs.

$79.00 for 60 minute lesson

$115.00 for 90 minute lesson

$152.00 for 120 minute lesson

$226.00 for 180 minute lesson

150 minute Licence Test

For learner drivers who are taking their P's test with the RMS (formerly RTA) in an NRMA car this special lesson provides a 60 minute practice session for the test immediately preceding the test, you're instructor will wait while you take the test in the NRMA car and return home with you.

$189 for 150 minute Licence Test

Safer Drivers Course 

Available to NSW learners under the age of 25 who have completed at least 50 on-road 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 on 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
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.

$76.00 for 60 minute lesson

$108.00 for 90 minute lesson

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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.

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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Instructor profiles

Meet some of the Sydney City / Eastern Suburbs team
Rohan Pratt

Rohan launched a new career in Driver Training in early 2013. He has taught as a volunteer driver trainer with the Greenlight Movement (disadvantaged youth), where he gained experience working with young learner drivers. This lead to his passion of teaching the youth safe driving techniques. Rohan is friendly, encouraging and patient. He has trained new students at age 16 and age 67. He emphasizes building a solid skill base with strong 'road-sense'.

Rohan has completed Certificate IV in driver training and is an accredited coach for the Safer Driver Course.

Rohan hobbies include swimming, skiing, and choral singing.


  • Safer Drivers Course coach
  • NSW Older driver assessor
Derek Brooks  

Prior to becoming a driving instructor, Derek was an experienced professional driver and mentor to other drivers in the transport and distribution industry. His wealth of understanding and knowledge of "Sydney" traffic gives him a great advantage of preparing students for the difficulties of driving in busy city environments. Derek is patient, and honest with a good sense of humour which he uses to create an easy and stress free approach to driving. He is committed to the learning process of every student and aims to make every lesson suit the client's needs at the stage they are at.

Derek enjoys golf, listening to music, driving and spending time with family.


  • Safer Drivers Course coach
Derek Brooks NRMA
Jackie Dadlani  

As an NRMA-trained driving instructor, Jackie finds it extremely satisfying to teach his students how to become safe and competent drivers.

Jackie enjoys sharing his knowledge and understanding of low risk driving techniques and communicating the importance of safe driving to his students. He has a relaxed and patient manner which creates a calm learning environment which assists in achieving good driving outcomes.

Jackie has a great rapport with his customers and enjoys teaching students of all ages.

When not working Jackie enjoys playing badminton.

Jackie is a keys2drive accredited and has a Cert IV in transport and logistics. (Driving training). 

Jackie instructs in the City & Eastern suburbs, Inner North, and the Northern Beaches.


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

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Locations covered

Suburbs covered in Sydney City / Eastern Suburbs
Alexandria Balmain Barangaroo Beaconsfield
Bellevue Hill Birchgrove Bondi Bondi Junction
Broadway Bronte Camperdown Centennial Park
Chippendale Clovelly Darling Point Darlinghurst
Darlington Dawes Point Double Bay Dover Heights
Edgecliff Elizabeth Bay Enmore Erskineville
Eveleigh Forest Lodge Glebe Haymarket
Lewisham Millers Point Moore Park Newtown
Paddington Petersham Point Piper Potts Point
Pyrmont Queens Park Randwick Redfern
Rose Bay Rozelle Rushcutters Bay St Pauls
Stanmore Surry Hills Sydney Tamarama
The Rocks Ultimo Valcluse Waterloo
Watsons Bay Waverley Westgate Woollahra
Woolloomooloo Zetland

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