We teach learner drivers with limited or no-prior driving experience on Melbourne’s open road with accuracy and patience to build a lifelong strong driving foundation. Firstly you will learn car controls on quieter roads, then gradually in moderate to busy traffic conditions using our dual-control-car. Simple ways to drive are taught to you step-by-step so that you can learn & remember easily. Learners under 21 years of age also get their logbook signed by the instructor.
We teach a mirror-image of the VicRoads test criteria to pass the drive test with the best possible score. We sit in the front passenger seat of the car during the actual official licence test conducted by VicRoads, as well as we exchange feedback and clarification after the test with the LTO that enriches our capability to serve you best. We also attend meetings arranged by VicRoads management to keep ourselves up-to-date to VicRoads current requirements!
You can tell us your specific requirements, for example: improve manoeuvres into parking space, adapting to left side driving, driving into Melbourne city, driving alongside trams, turning at complex intersections, changing lanes in busy traffic, etc. as well as we can identify any weaknesses you may have during the lesson and correct them. Number of lessons may vary for each individual. You can discuss this at the end of each lesson, directly with your trainer.
Note: 45 minutes lesson offer is for Victorian learner permit holders only in selected melbourne suburbs. If you hold an overseas license from a non-recognised country and you have completed your learner permit knowledge test, you are also eligible for the 45 minute offer. Anyone can book 60 or 90 minutes lesson as long as they carry a Victorian learner permit plastic card, a valid driver’s licence (including Australian full and probationary licence, overseas licence in English or with translation) during the lesson. Price below for lesson using our automatic car, lesson in a Manual car cost $44, $55 and $80 respectively.
Available Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Upon booking online, an instructor will advice you within 24 hours of the next available lesson.
Available Monday to saturday, between 6am and 8pm. We will organise a time that suits both you and the instructor, as soon as an instructor is available.
This intensive great value 90 minute double lessons are allocated on a priority basis, and are available Monday to Saturday, between 6am-8pm.
You can also get a second lesson at the trial-lesson-rate when you refer someone to us and they book a lesson with us. The same offer applies with group bookings. Please book online using above booking button and in the comment section, write your friends name and contact number so that we can validate your claim!
Expect to learn parking manoeuvres, improve specific areas of driving as well as summaries your overall driving needs in the 1st lesson. To claim the discount offer, please use our online booking form and pay later on the day.
All our teachers hold driving instructor authority DIA licence, are supervised by a team of former VicRoads licence testing officers and senior instructors on a regular basis. You will find only the best Melbourne instructors here.
Instructor drives his/her dual control pedal fitted comprehensively insured automatic or manual car of your choice fitted with ‘L’ plate, Red-P, Green-P or “Driver-under-instruction” sign as appropriate to meet you at your place or VicRoads!.
We are the first and only among Melbourne driving schools offering Probationary Ps (green ‘p’, red ‘p’) and full licence the first time guarantee or 1 free retest without tricky terms or conditions can be completed in just 3 days. Unlike others, we cover Critical errors, immediate termination errors, point based errors, interventions, disobeying instructions and all other reasons (no gimmicks)! Regardless of the reason, 1st retest is free on our VicRoads licence guarantee packages.
Instructors pride themselves on their accuracy and effort while teaching (otherwise they have to offer 1 retest for free!). We communicate often with the VicRoads Branch to ensure that you can link theory and practice while driving. We guarantee that you get the results you are looking for. Cost of the course and other details can be found on our price chart page!
˜ ˜Please note: We recommend you to meet instructor at VicRoads if you need to prepare for the licence test urgently! Other factors can affect how long it takes for you to get your licence, such as: VicRoads availability, waiting periods for learner permit cards, logbook requirements, your availability as well as your learning ability, etc.. Details planning to be done at the end of your first lesson directly with the trainer!
Every standard driving lesson you take, you will get to learn and practice parking manoeuvres a minimum of twice. You can also repeatedly practice driving tasks that you still don’t feel confident doing! Across the school, you will enjoy the additional features and benefits that will make you feel true Australian values reflected in our business. That’s what makes us such a popular driving school in Melbourne and all of its suburbs.
Example: Appreciating being able to improve on a driving task, being calm without yelling during the entire lesson.
Example: Only if needed, we can explain using a pre-drawn driving scenario, then aim to teach you to drive in that scenario!
Example: Encouraging you to push boundaries when you are able to cope, or slowing down the speed if you feel too overwhelmed.
If you are not 100% happy after your first lesson, just let us know within 24 hours & we will change the instructor for you.
Instructors are always on time! All lessons are one-on-one, using the same car and instructor. Arrange your next lesson directly with your instructor.
We treat all individuals as equals and respect everyone regardless of ethnicity and background. We maintain the highest level of professionalism at all times.
Our manual instructors can teach you the easiest techniques to drive any manual car as easy as ABC where 'A' is for Accelerator, 'B' is for break & 'C' is for clutch, you will learn how to balance to the friction point which is the major challenging part in learning to drive a manual car.
We also offer learn to drive manual in just one master class (duration 3 hours in 1 or 2 or 3 days, at a cost of $170).
How many lessons?
Our student passed first time taken lessons ranges between 1 to 5 hours in automatic car (manual 3 hours more). It depends on individual’s circumstances and ability to learn in addition to the help from our top quality professional instructors. It’s always recommended to take 1 hour lesson to have your individual situation assessed and arrange a custom driving course directly with the instructor on the day.
When can I start my lesson?
Usually within a couple of days, but urgent lessons can be arranged if there is a cancellation. Just request a booking online, you will be assigned an instructor who will contact you directly within the same day.
I was taking lessons simultaneously at a few different driving schools, but chose to continue with Ideal driving school as the instructor was always cordial and attentive. I got my licence on the first attempt and I feel as though I have a deeper understanding of how to drive now!
My instructor Norma is highly experiences. She was able to clearly explain and demonstrate the skills I needed to learn and improve on. I passed my drive test the first time! Recommended 5 stars!