WHEELS FOR WORK is a service providing anyone of age the means to gain driving experience in preparation for getting a drivers licence.
If you live in the Great Southern, and can't access a vehicle or companion driver to complete the Learner Driver logbook hours, you could be eligible to drive with us!
Providing use of a manual or auto vehicle, alongside a volunteer companion driver, get the experience you need for a small cost. *
* Terms and conditions apply.
Volunteers - We need you!
A volunteer companion driver's role is to supervise each learner driver while getting their driving experience. Giving constructive feedback where appropriate and as required. Our current drive time with clients is anywhere from 1 to 4 hours, with the average approx. 90 mins.
When a new client registers with the program, I contact the volunteers and arrange a mutually suitable booking for the drive.
So, if you have a few hours of spare time a day or even over the week, including weekends and nights, have a patient, calm, positive demeanour, please get in touch for a chat or for any further information. Suz - 0413 771 060
- About Us -
Wheels for Work is a not for profit program run by the BreakthruWA organisation with local volunteers.
Having recognised the need to bridge a service gap in the community, BreakthruWA created Wheels for Work in 2016. The program makes gaining the experience needed for a driver's licence possible not only for those in the lower income earing households, but those without a support structure, or resources to get the hours required for their learner logbook.
In a nutshell -
We help disadvantaged drivers get the experience required to obtain their drivers licence.
W4W provides use of our vehicles, alongside a volunteer companion driver/mentor to supervise while learner driver's get experience behind the wheel before going for the Practical Driving Test. Our companion driver/mentors are volunteers from the community, with the time and patience to assist with your learning experience, and all have a current National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Card.
We also provide the FREE Keys4Life (Driver Theory Test) Program, for issue of learners permit to client's of any age. Our service can also be customised to a client's learning needs eg: ESL, Dyslexia or other special requirements.
Who is eligible to apply?
If you meet one or more of the following, you may be eligible for this service;
You are currently unemployed or under employed
You are currently studying/student
You do not have a parent or friend who can assist you with gaining the experience hours
You do not have access to a licenced or roadworthy vehicle
You have special learning requirements
There is a $10 once off booking fee^ and a flat fee of $40* for each session, this goes towards the fuel and contributes to all on road costs including insurance.
^ * Conditions apply, contact us for further information.
"Suz, Thank you so much for all your help on my journey making this big step. I didn't think I could get this far so quickly but that's all because of you. Your kindness and loving nature made my experience the one it was. All these people you will help along the way as well are so lucky to have you. You're doing an amazing job."
"Thank you for your help in getting my final hours. You gave me another option in getting driving experience, one that I could afford. Thanks for your support"
"I would like to say how very happy I am with the service provided by W4W, and full marks to my driving supervisor, you made it a pleasure and stress free. Thanks again Suz"