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  

$55 for first lesson – $5 off (SAVE $5)


1 & 1/2 hour Lesson

(SAVE $5)


2 hour Lesson

(SAVE $10)


6 hour lesson package

$53.33 per hour (SAVE $40)

Lesson time can be used at your request

Packages must be paid for upfront & used within 6 months of purchase


10 hour lesson package

$50 per hour (SAVE $100)

Lesson time can be used at your request

Packages must be paid for upfront & used within 6 months of purchase


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 federal 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 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 nervous 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