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Free Lesson

Keys2drive is an Australian Government-funded program providing learner drivers and their parents/supervisors a free lesson with a Keys2drive accredited instructor.

Lisa has completed training and professional development and is accredited by the Australian Automobile Association as a Key2Drive instructor and is available to show you how to reduce your crash risk and drive safely.

To register for a free lesson with Keys2drive, have ready the following items:


Your learner's licence number


Mobile number


Your supervisor's name, mobile and email

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Keys2drive is a revolutionary approach to learning road safety, and the free driving lesson is an opportunity.

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Why Keys2drive

Key2drive program is making safer P Platers and more confident supervisors
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The Keys2drive program comprises three central initiatives:

  1. The free lesson – Keys2drive provides a free lesson, introducing our innovative approach for learner drivers in Australia.
  2.  Accreditation of driving instructors – Keys2drive is a professional development and accreditation program for the driving instruction industry. More and more instructors will gain access to these techniques.
  3. Online Support – the Keys2drive website is a rich central portal of information and advice. It is designed to guide learner drivers, parents/supervisors and driving instructors through the learning experience.

Each element of the program will be closely evaluated for effectiveness and improved continuously over the coming years.

The Free Key2drive Lesson Overview

The free lesson goes for 60 minutes, during which the Keys2drive Lisa will explain the Keys2drive learning approach – ‘Find Your Own Way’ – and offer examples of how it can be used when learning to drive. The remaining lesson time includes a practical demonstration of these skills being used and taught, and you will be driving.

Entrust your first free lesson to Lisa. To book your appointment, call Dovetail Driving today!

Learn to drive a manual or automatic car


Lisa will tailor your lessons to your own paticular needs and cirumstances.


Government Approved Instructor


Fully Accredited


Northern Suburbs Driving School


Driving Lesson Package or


Individual Lessons


Intensive Driving Course


Defensive Driving

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Keys2Drive Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to provide my supervisor's details?
A condition of the free Keys2drive lesson is that the supervising driver attends for the entire lesson. The experience is not only directed at teaching you to be a safer solo driver, but also towards coaching your supervising driver in new methods to guide you through this learning journey.
How to book Keys2drive lesson?
  • Register with Keys2drive to obtain free lesson ID number;
  • Contact Lisa at Dovetail Driving with your free lesson ID number and book the lesson.
What to expect?
The free lesson goes for 60 minutes, during which the Keys2drive accredited driving instructor will explain the Keys2drive learning approach – and offer examples of how it can be used when learning to drive. The remaining lesson time includes a practical demonstration to the parent/supervisor on implementing the Keys2drive approach.

The Keys2drive free lesson is not intended to replace normal driving lessons; rather, it should complement them by empowering learner drivers to becoming safer P Plate drivers.

What are Eligibility Requirements?

The learner driver must hold an Australian learner’s permit

The learner driver’s fully-licensed supervising driver (normally mum, dad, family member or a friend) must attend the entire 60-minute Keys2drive free lesson

Overseas licence holders upgrading to an Australian licence are not eligible for a Keys2drive free lesson

If you have ever held a full driver’s licence in Australia OR overseas, then you are not eligible for the Keys2drive free lesson

If a learner driver’s supervising driver holds a full international licence they may attend the free lesson with their learner. However we strongly recommend checking with your state’s licensing authority to ensure you are legally allowed to supervise a learner driver in Australia or you may risk prosecution.

P-plate drivers upgrading from automatic to manual are not eligible for a Keys2drive free lesson

When should I have the lesson?
The ideal timing for the free lesson is after you have done around 5-10 hours. Don’t let this deter you from booking a free lesson if you have already done more hours, the lesson can be very valuable at any stage.

The Keys2drive free lesson can even be a very valuable lesson when you think you are ready to pass the test. At this stage the Driving Instructor may use the Keys2drive P Plate ready indicator to help the learner and supervisor assess whether they are really P Plate ready.

Who is the free lesson for?

The free lesson is for anyone on their L Plates, 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.

How do I get a free lesson?

First, register the learner driver on Key2drive registration page.

You will need:

  • Australian learners permit number
  • A unique mobile number
  • A unique email address