Help learner drivers become safer drivers with free workshops

Help learner drivers become safer drivers with free workshops

Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Sometimes it is nerve-wracking being in the passenger seat supervising a Learner Driver when they’re logging their hours for their Learners.

That’s why Penrith City Council and Transport for NSW have partnered to run two free online workshops in September 2023 and February 2024.

The workshops will be hosted on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 27 September 2023 and Thursday 15 February 2024 from 6-7.15pm.

The workshops will provide attendees with the best tools and tips when it comes to Learner Driver supervision and will cover topics such as how to supervise Learner Drivers, complete the Learner logbook, and the important role supervisors play in supporting the Learner Driver when they learn how to drive.

There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions from a Road Safety expert.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen praised the workshops and expressed her excitement at it returning for another two workshops.

“The Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers Workshops are a fantastic opportunity for supervisors to learn how to best support their teenagers, siblings or friends who are learning how to drive,” Cr Hitchen said.

“The workshops are not only for parents or other adults who are teaching young teenagers to drive; we encourage anyone who is supporting a Learner Driver to register and come along for some great tips and tricks.”

The workshops are best suited for anyone supervising a person under 25 years who is a parent, older sibling or older person supervising a child, sibling or young adult looking to obtain their Ps.

Some people face extra barriers when completing the licence process. The Driver Licensing Access Program supports Aboriginal, refugee and resettlement communities, people with limited access to transport options, vulnerable young people, those who are geographically disadvantaged, and people experiencing social and economic hardship.

Please contact the NSW Government’s Driver Licensing Access Program on 131 782 or visit the Transport for NSW website at for more information.

Limited spots are available for the workshops. Register at

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 12 September 2023.