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What is Ydrive?

Ydrive is a program that helps disadvantaged young people in Eurobodalla build up the 120 hours of driving experience they need to get their provisional licence (P-plates).

120 hours is hard to build up, especially for young people who don't have access to a car or a supervising driver! Ydrive links volunteer licensed drivers with learners who find it tough to get the driving experience they need.

By teaching young learner drivers, you help them become safe drivers and increase their ability to seek and maintain employment.

Apply to be a Ydrive mentor

If you are interested in helping young people become safe drivers and get their P-plates, we want to hear from you.

All you need is a current NSW Driver's Licence. Ydrive provides training and a vehicle.

Volunteers give:

  • 1-2 hours a week
  • their driving knowledge and a bit of patience.

Volunteers get:

  • training and support from Ydrive
  • a program vehicle to use with your learner
  • the chance to make a real difference for a local learner.

Fill out the forms below, send to Angie McMillan and join the Ydrive mentor team!

Apply to be a Ydrive Learner Driver

The program will provide each learner with:

  • on-road driving experience with a volunteer supervising driver as well as professional driving lessons
  • Safer Driver Course
  • Rotary Driver Course
  • car maintenance workshop
  • car budgeting workshop.

Are you interested in becoming a Ydrive Learner Driver? Read and fill out the forms below to apply for the program.

Latest news

2018

  • The Ydrive program has been awarded $125,000 by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government which was announced on Friday 15 June 2018. The NSW Government's investment in Ydrive secures the future of the program for another 18 months. Recruitment for the next round of youth drivers will begin after additional mentors have been inducted.
  • Summa McFarlane Potts is the first of the Ydrive learner drivers to pass her P1 Licence test. Summa has been on the program since it began and started with her mentor Annette in September 2017. Congratulations Summa and well done.
  • Three learner drivers have now completed the Safer Driver Course. We now have 14 mentors in total.
  • Two of the learner drivers have completed their 120 minimum hours and are continuing with their mentors until they are eligible to sit for their licence.

2017

  • One learner driver has now completed the Safer Driver Course. Due to an influx of interest from the community, another training day for new mentors is scheduled for December 2017.
  • At least five additional applications for mentors have been received due to Council's extensive media campaigns.
  • Learner drivers have now begun to participate with professional driving schools. Two learner drivers have graduated to mentor supervised driving in the Ydrive car.
  • Learner Drivers will participate in an Orientation Day on Wednesday August 23. They will also get the chance to meet and greet the mentors and get to know each other.
  • On Thursday 27 July the Ydrive selection committee, which included a representative from Prime Minister and Cabinet, met and selected 15 young people to participate in the program.
  • On Saturday 22 July volunteer mentors attended Youthsafe training and orientation at the Dr Mackay Community Centre in Moruya.

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More information

Interested? Get in touch with us for more information or to sign up. Contact the Ydrive Program Coordinator Angie McMillan:

Photos

Jamie Allen-Ward (behind the wheel,) with her mum Virginia Allen, Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, Ydrive program mentor Jeff Halls, Member for Bega Andrew Constance, Ydrive program coordinator Angie McMillan and Eurobodalla Councillor Phil Constable.

Summa is the first of the Ydrive learner drivers to pass her P1 Licence test.

Ydrive mentors complete their induction training

Council, mentors and mentees welcome the new Ydrive car donated by Alan May Holden, Moruya.