Sydney Northern Beaches NRMA Safer Driving School

Safer Drivers Course

NRMA Safer Driving School is at the forefront of safer driver training in the Northern Beaches area.

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About us

NRMA Safer Driving School is a trusted name at the forefront of driver education. 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 Learner Drivers at any stage of the drivers' 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.

Local activities

NRMA Safer Driving School is the proud sponsor of the Manly Warringah Netball Association.

Lesson pricing

Lesson length varies from 60 minutes to 3 hours depending on your 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.

NRMA Safer Driving School Northern Beaches Sydney 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 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

$189 for 150 minute lesson

$226.00 for 180 minute lesson

150 minute Licence Test

For learners 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 it. Your instructor will then wait while you take the test in the NRMA car and will 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 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/Senior Assessments
90 minute refresher lesson and Senior 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.

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.

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 the team at NRMA Safer Driving School Northern Beaches Sydney:  
Danny Lorentzen - Automatic transmission  

Danny brings a broad experience of professional driving to his work as a driving instructor. In addition to his Certificate IV in Driving Instruction he also holds a Certificate IV in Bus operations and a Heavy Rigid (HR) class licence and has worked as a bus driver for State Transit and as a concrete truck operator. Danny also has extensive experience driving in Europe and Asia. With this depth of experience Danny is able help his students feel relaxed and confident in any situation and factor in the needs of other road users and the unexpected elements of driving. Danny's strength is in keeping the lesson enjoyable and less scary.

In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, AFL, playing Bass guitar and cooking.


  • Safer Drivers Course coach
Carol Eccleston  

Carol has a long career as a successful Executive Assistant in a number of diverse industries.

With many years of experience working in team environments and in one on one roles for senior management, Carol is a skillful and clear communicator at all levels. She is professional and a highly organised individual who takes pride in her work. Her aim is always to deliver the best possible result. Carol is friendly, caring and approachable. She is able to adapt her teaching to suit every individual. As a mother to a teenager, she understands young adults, their needs and how to motivate them to achieve. Her priority is to coach each student to acquire confident driving skills and an understanding of the importance of safe driving.

Carol enjoys keeping fit and healthy. She loves reading and is passionate about the arts. She regularly attends concerts and the theatre.

Carol Eccleston NRMA
Vince O'Malley  
Vince has been a Driving Instructor for 7 years and blends his teaching approach with his background in education, training and sports. Vince is incredibly patient, determined for the best outcome which achieves great success with his students. Helping each individual to become confident and realise their potential is what Vince enjoys most about being a driving instructor. He's also very conscious of the environment and instructs in a Toyota Prius.

Vince's key interests include sport, music, education, history, ethics and people.

Vince is an accredited to deliver Senior Assessments and keys2drive lessons. He also has a Cert IV in Transport & Logistics (driving instructing).


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

With over 23 years' experience as a driving instructor Mike played an played an important part in the development of the NRMA Safer Driving Program.

As well as studying Medicine majoring in Podiatry his medical background has helped some of his students with sight, physical impairments, diabetes and epilepsy. 

Mike's key interests include bike riding, flying, abseiling & Chemistry as well as being involved in his local Northern Beaches radio station.

Mike is an accredited Senior Assessor and keys2drive Instructor and is able to teach both Manual & Automatic Driving Instruction. He also has a Cert IV in Transport & Logistics (driving instructing).


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

My son recently finished doing learner drivers lessons with Mike. I was so impressed with the attitude he instilled in my son in regards to getting the lesson techniques right and the significance of why we have all the different road rules. Above all, he was patient with my son when he made mistakes and worked hard on improving his driving skills. Thank you for all your help in giving a young person a positive first driving experience. Well done to the NRMA for a terrific job. 
Jacqui - Killarney Heights - Sept 2015 

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 has a Cert IV in transport and logistics (driving instruction)

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


  • Keys2drive accredited instructor
  • Safer Drivers Course coach

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Locations covered

Suburbs covered by our Northern Beaches driving school are:
Avalon Balgowlah Belrose Crows Nest
Curl Curl Dee Why Frenchs Forest Manly
Mona Vale Mosman Narrabeen Neutral Bay
North Sydney Northbridge Palm Beach Terry Hills

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