The Bass Coast TAC L2P Program assists Victorian learner drivers aged 16 to 23 with no access to a supervising driver or vehicle to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre at Mitchell House.
How does it work?
The Bass Coast TAC L2P Program matches learners from 16 to 23 years old with a fully-licensed volunteer driver and practice vehicle to help them gain driving experience.
Before being matched with a volunteer mentor, learners participating in the program have access to up to seven free driving lessons throughout the program with a professional instructor. This helps learners build their skills before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor and continue progressing through the four stages of the Graduated Licensing System.
The program focuses on helping young people become safe, confident drivers in an effort to reduce Victoria’s road toll. It also provides an opportunity for young people to interact with positive adult role models, gain confidence and move towards social independence.
Who is eligible for the Bass Coast TAC L2P program?
Learners need to meet the following criteria to join the Bass Coast TAC L2P program:
- be between 16 and 23 years old
- hold a current learner permit
- have no access to a vehicle or a supervising driver *
- live in Bass Coast Shire
*Applications outside of the standard criteria will also be considered, please contact your L2P Coordinator for further information.
Application process for Learners
To be eligible for the Bass Coast TAC L2P program, learners (or their parent or guardian) need to complete a learner driver application form. Download here: Learner Driver Application Form
Send your completed form to:
or by post to Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Murray St, Wonthaggi Vic 3995
Once received, an L2P program coordinator will contact you to within one week to schedule an interview time.
Becoming a L2P Mentor
The Bass Coast TAC L2P program doesn’t just benefit learner drivers. The program gives our volunteer mentors an opportunity to connect with their community, and directly help a young person.
We have a full training program for mentors to ensure you’re well prepared to mentor a learner driver and understand your role as a supervising driver. Learners participating in the program also have access to free driving lessons with a professional instructor to build their skills before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor.
Mentors need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P program:
- be over 21 years old
- hold a current full Victorian driver licence
- can commit approximately 1-2 hours per week
To apply as a mentor please email Melanie Mumford at: email@example.com
Contact: Melanie Mumford
Bass Coast TAC L2P program coordinator
Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre at Mitchell House
6 Murray St
Wonthaggi Vic 3995
Phone: 0467 590 679 or 5672 3731