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Indigenous Driver Licensing Program

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

The program has a mobile driver licensing unit based in 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 Adult Proof of Age cards. The unit also provides support to communities undertaking road safety initiatives. 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, education, health, social and cultural activities.

For upcoming visit dates and locations, contact the Indigenous Licensing Unit.

Austroads Learning to Drive

Austroads Learning to Drive bookletThe Austroads Learning to Drive kit and handbook, are learning tools designed to help Indigenous community members get a better understanding of the road rules and driving safely.

The kit includes resources for facilitators delivering road safety and licensing information in communities as well as learner resources and a ‘choice and consequences’ board game.

The handbook uses easy to understand language and culturally significant images. It is a valuable source of information for learner licence applicants, their tutors and people who already hold a licence but want to refresh their knowledge.

The department also supports communities in the development of sustainable licensing and road safety initiatives, particularly those focused on assisting learner drivers progress to their provisional licence.

Further information

For more information on how TMR can support your community, the Austroads Learning to Drive handbook or educational kit, please contact the Manager, Indigenous Licensing on:

Phone: 1800 130 886

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Last updated
02 October 2020