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Free Lesson FAQ

Free Lesson

Who is the free lesson for?

The free lesson is for anyone on their L's, together with their parent/supervisor (the supervisor is the fully licensed driver who usually accompanies the learner when they drive). Only learner drivers who have never driven solo before are currently eligible to apply.


To be eligible for a keys2drive free lesson the learner driver MUST hold an Australian learners permit. Holders of international driving permits upgrading to an Australian licence are NOT eligible for a keys2drive free lesson.


Why should the parent/supervisor be there?

The parent/supervisor is learning too; the free lesson gives them realistic confidence to help the learner safely take control of their own learning. If you're a supervisor, you should encourage your learner to apply.


What does “parent/supervisor” mean?

“Parent/supervisor” refers to the fully licensed driver who usually accompanies the learner when they drive.

Please check with your local licensing authority to see if you are legally allowed to be a supervising driver in your state.


How do I get a free lesson?

Lessons can be booked by learner drivers or by parents/supervisors on behalf of eligible learners.

Register with keys2drive to obtain a free lesson ID. Search for an accredited keys2drive driving instructor in your area and give them a call to book in a time.


What happens in the free lesson?

During the 60 minute free lesson, your keys2drive accredited driving instructor will run through the keys2drive learning approach and offer examples of how you can use it when learning to drive.

The rest of the time includes a practical demonstration of these skills being used and taught and you will be driving.


What do I need to bring to the lesson?

Learner drivers need to bring their learner’s permit/learner licence, and their Free Lesson ID. Remember to bring your glasses if you need them to drive.

Parent/supervisors must bring a current Australian full driver’s licence.


What is a free lesson ID?

When a learner driver registers with keys2drive or is registered by their parent/supervisor, they are assigned a unique numerical code – a ‘free lesson ID’.

The free lesson ID needs to be quoted when booking a lesson and again at the lesson itself.

Once you have been assigned a free lesson ID, you can retrieve it at any time by signing in. 


What if I can't make it to the lesson?

If you are unable to attend the free lesson you have booked, contact your driving instructor and let them know at least 24 hours in advance. If you provide 24 hours notice, you will be able to re-schedule the lesson.


What’s the catch?

There isn’t one. keys2drive is an Australian Government-funded program designed specifically to help new drivers avoid harm in their first six months on P's by preparing them for the realities of P plate driving. The free lesson is one of the central initiatives of keys2drive.

All you need to do is book and attend your free lesson to receive the tools to help you drive safely for life!


Get your free driving lesson now!