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Indigenous Driver Licensing Program

The Indigenous Driver Licensing Program aims to reduce unlicensed driving in remote Indigenous communities in far north Queensland including Cape York, the Gulf and Torres Strait islands.

The program has a mobile driver licensing unit based Cairns, which takes licensing services to remote areas where residents cannot access mainstream customer service centres. The unit provides learner driver licence testing, practical driver testing for cars and trucks, driver licence replacements and renewals and 18+ cards. By increasing licence ownership, the Indigenous Driver Licensing Program aims to reduce incarceration rates for licensing offences, reduce road trauma and improve access to employment, shops, services and social activities.

A book, Ready for the Road, has been developed to assist the unit in delivering information to Indigenous communities about the Queensland driver licensing system and road rules. This book uses easy to understand language and culturally significant images. It is a valuable source of information for learner drivers, their tutors, and people who already have their licence but want to refresh their knowledge. An interactive compact disc, for use on a computer, is included with the book. The disc includes audio, video and graphic examples from the book and allows users to test themselves on their road rules knowledge.

For further information or to obtain a copy of Ready for the Road, contact the Indigenous Driver Licensing Unit on:

Phone: 1800 130 886
Fax: +61 7 4045 3349
Email: indigenous.drivers.licensing@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Last updated
14 February 2013