Are you a new learner driver? Are you preparing for a licence test? Or are you somewhere in between?

Are you needing to convert your international licence?

Or are you just wanting a refresher course to brush up on those driving skills?

If you are looking for an instructor that will calm those nerves and make you comfortable, give me a call.

 For queries and bookings call 0418 795 635

(I do not answer the phone while conducting driving lessons, so please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as i can. 🙂)  

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Keys 2 Drive accredited – see below to find out about the FREE KEYS 2 DRIVE LESSON



Yarra Valley Driver Training aims to provide a relaxed, but professional approach that calms nervous or anxious learner drivers.

I use a “staged” approach to teaching so as to prevent over-whelming the student and also to keep the content suitable to the student’s stage of learning. This ensures that confidence is developed along with their knowledge and ability. 

I have a background in coaching kids’ sport and apply the same approach and teaching techniques to conducting driving lessons. This enables me to create a relaxed learning environment, using my ability to relate to the students and their needs, whilst still teaching the required learning materials to achieve the end goal of obtaining a driver’s licence. Making my students comfortable with myself, the learning environment and driving a car is a priority. 

I place a heavy emphasis on safe driving techniques that include elements of defensive driving. P plate drivers have a much higher risk of accidents on the road and I endure to teach an approach to driving that greatly reduces this risk and better prepares the learner driver for solo driving. My goal is not only to help you get your licence, but to empower you to be a competent and safe driver that is able to avoid unnecessary risk.


1 hour Lesson  

+ $5 off for first lesson (1 hr lesson only) 


1 & 1/2 hour Lesson


2 hour Lesson


Pre-Paid Packages

– 8 hours or more must be used as 2 hour lessons (or longer)

– Pre-paid packages have an expiry date of 3 months from the date of purchase

– Gift vouchers available

$60 per hour

(Min. of 5 hrs)

Extended lessons are available for city drives. Suitable for the more advanced learner driver that wants to experience the challenge of city traffic, driving with trams, hook turns, etc.

Extended lessons are also available for those in the earlier stages of learning to drive, to develop their car control skills with a drive to a rural destination.

3 hour Lesson $180

4 hour Lesson $240

(Extended lessons will include at least 1 break every 2 hours as a minimum)

Groups (school groups, etc) can also be accommodated by arrangement.

Please call to discuss requirement.

Drive Test Packages:

For details on test packages, please contact me on 0418 795 635. 

Minimum test package is $200 with an allowed 2.5 hours of time. Tests for students from further away (locations such as the Yarra Valley for example) are either $230 with 3 hours total allowed time or $250 with 3.5 hours allowed time. Any extra time required on top of the allowed package time is charged at $60 per hour. (Test fee is same regardless of result)

Test packages include: Drive to the testing location, a lesson before the test to calm down those nerves, early arrival for the test to ensure punctuality, time for the test and hopefully to get photo, etc. for the actual licence once the test has been successfully passed. Once this is complete it also allows time for the drive home & hopefully the student’s first drive as a licenced driver. 

Parents or supervising drivers are more than welcome to come along. 

Eftpos & credit card facilities available.

(1.9% surcharge applies for credit card payments)



Go to https://www.keys2drive.com.au/ for more information on the Commonwealth government funded FREE LESSON and to claim your free lesson ID. Once you have your free lesson id, simply contact me to book it in. 

Every learner driver is entitled to a free Keys 2 Drive lesson.


Manual available with own car (Conditions apply)

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Dave was a fantastic driving instructor who assisted me to getting my red P’s. His welcoming personality as well as his in-depth understanding of how to assist his drivers made the entire process of getting my license a thousand times easier. if you’ve got a learner driver at home i definitely recommend you give dave a ring!!” Harry, Wesburn

Dave was an incredible driving instructor. His kind warm personality and in depth knowledge of how to help new drivers got me from a shy nervous driver to a confident driver who passed my test. Thanks again Dave!” Jasmine, Wesburn

Dave is the best driving instructor I could have asked for. He gave me so many tips and tricks in the lead up and made sure I was confident to get through the test as well as driving by myself on the road. Thank you for everything!” Matilda, Seville East

Driving with Dave allowed me to gain insightful tips and tricks over the past year of driving with him. I always felt very comfortable on our drives as he’s just a great guy in general and a great instructor. I highly recommend him!” Jelinna, Lilydale

Dave is the most incredible driving teacher there is, I was so scared of driving due to a car accident I was in and Dave settled all my fears and gave me the confidence I needed to be a good, safe driver. I passed my driving test yesterday and that is all thanks to this legend! I cannot recommend him highly enough.” Tayla, Launching Place

I just recently got my license after a year of lessons with Dave & could not recommend him any more highly! After years of lessons with other instructors that left me feeling very anxious about my driving skills, Dave taught me to drive in a way that was so easy to understand. His laidback manner & approach to safe driving did wonders for my confidence and I can’t thank him enough for his teaching!! Would 100% recommend him to any new driver or anyone who is not confident in their skills, Dave will get you up to scratch no worries!!” Ruby, Mt Evelyn

Dave helped me learn correct techniques of road craft and made me a better driver. English is not my first language but Dave helped me and I was able to pass my tests first time. I could not recommend Yarra Valley Driver Training highly enough. Thank you Dave.” Kai, Healesville

I can’t recommend Dave enough! He helped to calm my nerves before the test and taught me safe habits that I will now take with me into solo driving! He was so friendly and helped me to build up my confidence whilst driving, thank you!” Felicity, Kilsyth South

I couldn’t recommend Dave enough! He went above and beyond to ensure I was confident for not only my drive test but solo driving. He is extremely knowledgeable, calm and very reassuring, everything one could want in a driving instructor! Thanks again Dave!!” Caitlyn, Wesburn

Highly recommend Dave. He is so willing to help he happily booked our son in for his licence while he was on holidays so our son didn’t have to wait another 2 weeks.” Melissa, Lilydale

“I can’t recommend Dave of Yarra Valley Driver Training highly enough. Very professional, Great communication skills, Extremely receptive to your learning style, and friendly personality to boot. Dave’s instruction got me through my license test on the first attempt with zero errors.” Nick, Yarra Junction

Absolutely fantastic Driving instructor, helpful and knowledgeable across a range of road scenarios. Good experience in the field and a passion for the job. Would recommend Dave for all your driving lesson needs out in the Valley for his work is thorough and consistent. Cheers for helping me secure those P’s and get on the road!” Bailey, Yarra Junction

“It was a pleasure using Yarra Valley Driver Training. Thanks Dave for making it easy. It was important for Corey to feel comfortable with his driver trainer and that’s exactly what he got. highly recommended” Penny, Healesville

Dave is a great instructor, he is extremely generous with his time, flexible and accommodating. On top of this he is a fantastic teacher and always has a calm approach to teaching. I would not have been able to pass without his lessons.” Molly, Warrandyte

Dave was amazing teaching my triplets to drive and taking them through their drive test. Extremely professional. Very calm, reassuring and knowledgeable. Couldn’t have done it without Dave!! Thx so so much!” Karen, Mt Evelyn

“I would definitely recommend Dave as your instructor. Although I couldn’t do any lessons due to covid, Dave was still very helpful and made sure to go over as much as he could before my test.” Alyssa, East Warburton

Dave is the best driving instructor! He helped me make sure I had all my skills ready for my test and he played a big role in me passing! Highly recommend. Thanks again Dave.” Maddy, Seville

“Dave was a very calming influence on my daughter, he made her feel at ease, and gave her all the skills and more to pass her test. Couldn’t recommend a nicer and more knowledgeable instructor! Thanks again Dave!” Jason, Seville

Dave was amazing with helping my daughter get her license, he made her feel very comfortable! Would definitely recommend Dave!!!” Michelle, Seville

“Couldn’t recommend Dave more. Fantastic teacher and very easy to talk to. Thanks for helping me get my P’s Dave!! 😊 Stella, Don Valley

Dave was amazing, made my son feel confident, and relaxed. His down to earth and relatability to the kids makes him a great instructor. Couldn’t be anymore happier with Dave’s professionalism and knowledge. Thank you Dave.” Joel, Seville East

“A very good teacher and helped increase my confidence on the road.” Sophie, Monbulk

“I would definitely recommend Dave from Yarra Valley Driver Training. Dave is a great driving instructor and always has a positive attitude, he made driving a lot less stressful than what it truly is. With a short amount of time to prepare for my test, Dave taught me so much and because of that, I passed. Cheers Dave.” Liam, Croydon Hills

Dave is really down to earth, professional, flexible, clear and understanding. I can imagine that his approach to teaching would suit basically anyone, at any level of competence (or nervousness). I highly recommend choosing him as a driving instructor.” McKinley, Powelltown

“I could not recommend Dave from Yarra Valley Driver Training enough, he goes above and beyond. Very knowledgeable, very patient, helped calm my nerves, for sitting my licences for the second time but different instructor.
Thank you so much Dave for my four lessons leading up to test day with covid.” Brianna, Seville

“I couldn’t recommend Yarra Valley Driver Training enough!!
Dave is an exceptional driving instructor, very professional and a great conversation starter!
His car is always immaculate and is always clean! Dave taught me so much to prepare for my test given the short amount of time he had been teaching me and thanks to him, I passed.
Thank you so much Dave!!!” Bayley, Monbulk

Dave is amazing, he is so friendly and positive towards the kids and always takes the time needed, never rushes through anything. My daughter passed her license today the first go and feels nice and confident to go out on her own. I will definitely be using Dave for all of my other kids and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lovely driving instructor who really cares about the kids future safety on the roads.” Alicia, Don Valley

“Dave is absolutely amazing, after failing my license the first time with a different instructor I found Dave and passed not only feeling confident and ready but having an amazing amount of road knowledge I otherwise wouldn’t have with out him!! he is clear and calm and patient and exactly what you want in an instructor also is really good if your not understanding something and he’s extremely honest!!! I couldn’t recommend him more highly and am sad not to be driving with him anymore but extremely grateful for his help getting my ready and helping me pass my license !!!💯💯💯 “  Molly, Woori Yallock

“Dave was a huge help to me and got my driving into shape to pass my drivers test. I had been driving for about 2 years already and he was able to curb bad habits I had developed and improved the way I approached and executed driving. I wanted to take my test on a set date; we had about 6 weeks, and without Dave I would not have been able to pass nor even take the test with confidence. He is easy going, friendly, and a wonderful teacher. I highly recommend him if you need to brush up on your skills or develop them, as well as learn how to safely drive with a great attitude.” Georgia, Millgrove

“Wanna give a huge shoutout/recommendation to Dave absolute ripper bloke and extremely helpful and I have learnt more off him in 3 lessons than I have off anyone in years ! Would 100% recommend him to teach learners 👌👌👌👌 Molly, Woori Yallock 

Dave’s knowledge and skills helped me to settle my nerves and polish my skills enough to confidently pass my P plate test today. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.” Brad, Kilsyth

Dave was so knowledgeable and managed to fit so much into our lessons. He created a calm learning atmosphere that really raised my confidence while driving. Thank you for all the help learning manual!” Karilyn, Millgrove

“Dave’s a really nice guy! Patient and helpful and I highly recommend him! 😊 Hannah, Montrose

“I have had a wonderful experience with David I would highly recommended him as a driving instructor I passed my driving test today and I was extremely nervous but he was extremely calming” Raegan, Three Bridges 

Nothing I write here can adequately express my gratitude to Dave from Yarra Valley Driver Training for his amazing instruction and encouragement in helping Jarrod to get his licence. Dave didn’t just teach Jarrod to pass a test. Dave coached Jarrod and taught him skills to be a safe driver in the years to come. As a parent that’s all I could ask for and thanks to Dave, I can sleep well tonight” Kate, Lilydale

“Fantastic instructor that put my son completely at ease and got his license first try” Kazz, Cockatoo

Great for nervousness and helped me heaps really nice guy” Lochie, Cockatoo

“Recommend highly, taught grandson who passed his license with flying colours. Teaching another grandson” John, Healesville

“Did 10 hours of lessons with Dave and he was awesome, took me from 0 experience to being able to confidently drive on highways, main roads and freeways, highly recommend as an instructor, thanks again dave” Bailey, Bayswater

“Having Dave as a driving instructor really boosted my confidence and helped me successfully pass my drivers test. Highly recommend Dave! 😁 Holly, Yarra Junction

“My son had a few lessons with Dave (as soon as he got his learners) prior to him getting behind the wheel with me. Dave was very professional, on time, patient and a great communicator (both to myself and my son.) After a couple of lessons he believed my son was ready to drive with me and to boost my confidence offered for me to come with them for a drive to put my mind at ease. Dave has provided ongoing support for my son and is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns I may have. I highly recommend Dave to any learner driver out there. Thanks again Dave”   Tracey, Millgrove

“After a bad experience at my first license test I was pretty low on confidence. I started doing some lessons with Dave, and it got me back to the point where I was comfortable driving again! Dave was great to talk and relate to and was an awesome instructor to learn from. Today I passed my Ps thanks to his help! Highly recommend getting some lessons with him 👍”   Declan, Yarra Junction

Highly recommended, Dave is a very patient & knowledgeable trainer.”   Megan, Wesburn

Professional and patient. Excellent instructor”   Catherine, Yarra Junction

Dave supported and built up my son’s confidence after a destructive lesson with another unnamed driver trainer just before his first license test. Six weeks later, and my son got his P Plates with Dave today. We are so very grateful to Dave, and highly recommend him as a driver trainer. Our next two sons are sorted!”   Jo, Yarra Junction

Yarra Valley Driver Training is a sole operator business based in Yarra Junction.  Servicing the entire Yarra Valley and its surrounding areas.

( Yarra Junction, Gladysdale, Gilderoy, Powelltown, Wesburn, Millgrove, Warburton, East Warburton, Launching Place, Don Valley, Hoddles Creek, Yellingbo, Monbulk, Silvan, Macclesfield, Mt Evelyn, Woori Yallock, Seville, Seville East, Gruyere, Wandin, Wandin East, Wandin North, Badger Creek, Healesville, Yarra Glen, Coldstream, Yering, Lilydale, Chirnside Park, Montrose, Kilsyth, Mooroolbark, Croydon, Croydon North, Bayswater North & all surrounding areas )

For all bookings and enquiries please call 0418795635