Now that you’ve got your Ls, the best way to become a safe and responsible driver is to practice as much as you can and squeeze in a few professional lessons along the way.

 

Before you can go for your practical driving test, you need to complete and record 100 hours of supervised practical driving experience over a minimum of 12 months. These hours need to be logged in an official learner logbook and submitted to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Learn2go

We have an online resource to help you and your supervisor go through the steps of learning to drive and logging your hours. Check out Learn2go for some great tips and features to help you along the way, including:

  • A Department of Transport and Main Roads approved online logbook, so you don’t have to worry about making a mistake, or losing your hours. You can also access your logbook on your phone with the RACQ Learn2go app.
  • Practical skills videos with tips on driving manoeuvers, like how to do a hill start.

When you’re choosing a driving instructor, don’t assume that the cheapest option is best. Price is important, but we also recommend you check the driving instructor’s licence and experience.

If you need help finding the right driving school, we’ve done some research for you. Here’s a list of independently owned and operated RACQ Approved Driving Schools throughout Queensland:

Driving school

Location

Contact number

Anchor Driving School Logan and surrounding suburbs
07 3807 3979

Cleveland Driving School

Redlands to Wynnum & surrounding suburbs

07 3287 6207

Drive Safe CQ
Rockhampton 0418 721 341
Graduate School of Motoring  Townsville & surrounding suburbs  07 4772 2323 
Howard's Professional Driving School Cairns & surrounding suburbs  07 4031 3314 
Lern-Ezy Driving School  Bundaberg  07 4152 7126
Mackay Driving School  Mackay  07 4955 5244 
Metro Driving School 
Brisbane North & Brisbane West  1300 421 242

Pacific Driving School

Brisbane - All suburbs
Logan
Redlands
Ipswich

1300 006 000

Rightway and Coastwide Driving Schools Brisbane, Ipswich & Logan
Gold Coast Region
Sunshine Coast Region
Caboolture & Pine Rivers Region

General Enquiries 
07 3177 1077
07 5500 4000 
07 5353 7171
07 3410 8200

1300 657 040 

Roadwise Driver Training 

Sunshine Coast & Hervey Bay

1800 631 551

TK’s Driving School

Toowoomba & Warwick
Ipswich
Dalby, Chinchilla, Gatton, Laidley

07 4659 5566
1800 652 202
07 4659 5033

 All RACQ Approved Driving Schools abide by our Code of Practice and personal commitment to service.

 

Learn2go is a helpful guide for parents and supervisors, with helpful tips around:
  • how to support your learner driver
  • your role and responsibilities
  • coaching your learner driver
  • structuring and planning lessons

RACQ Driver Education Program

Your role as a supervisor is to help the learner driver gain as much experience as possible before they start driving unsupervised. So before teaching a learner how to drive, you should ensure that the driving habits and attitudes you have developed over the years are safe, in line with Queensland road rules and suitable to pass on to your learner.
The RACQ offers a full day course for licensed drivers who want to refresh their knowledge and skills, and have confidence in their ability to advise and instruct a learner driver. 
The RACQ Driver Education Program  includes:
  • classroom theory 
  • on-road practice and two in-car driving sessions (assessing a driver's current strengths and weaknesses, and coaching the driver in correct techniques and routines)
  • tailored courses to suit the driver’s specific requirements
  • a detailed written report
  • complimentary road safety workbook
For booking information call RACQ Driver Education on 07 3361 2382 or 1800 680 039, or email driveassist@racq.com.au.

Did you know Did you know?

Lessons with an accredited driving instructor will reduce your 100 hours logbook requirement. A one-hour lesson with the instructor will count towards three hours in your learner logbook (up to a maximum of 30 hours, 10 x one-hour sessions).