Driver Licensing Access Program
The driver licensing access program helps remove the barriers that prevent Aboriginal people and other disadvantaged communities in NSW from entering the driver licensing system.
Need help getting your licence?
Help is available through the Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP) to get your driver licence. The program is delivered by service providers to help you to:
- get a learner licence
- gain on-road driving experience
- progress to a provisional licence
- regain a licence.
DLAP provides culturally appropriate support to get you on the road and keep you driving safely. The program is free for eligible participants.
DLAP service providers help you with:
- understanding road rules and building road safety knowledge
- literacy, numeracy and computer skills to prepare for the licence tests
- license enrolment requirements e.g. obtaining identification documents
- interacting with Service NSW and other government agencies
- on-road driving supervision, mentoring and coaching
- access to roadworthy vehicles
- help to manage fines debts to allow you to get your licence.
If you need help to get your driver licence, get started by contacting a provider near you from our service providers list.
Who is DLAP for?
Some community groups can have difficulty meeting the requirements to get a driver licence. This impacts access to employment, education, training, health care, family, community support and cultural activities.
DLAP is available to:
- Aboriginal communities
- refugee and resettlement communities
- communities who have limited access to transport options or who are geographically disadvantaged
- vulnerable young people
- other people experiencing social and economic hardship.
Your local DLAP service provider will do an assessment and let you know if you are eligible and the best way of supporting you.
Information for referring agencies
We work with providers across NSW to deliver DLAP.
When you refer a person to a DLAP service provider, an assessment of the person’s needs will be completed before they are accepted.
You can contact a service provider directly or for further support, please contact a project officer from the Aboriginal Engagement team on 131 782 and select option 2.
Learner driver mentoring is an important part of the Program. Volunteers mentor and supervise students to help them gain on-road driving experience. We are always looking to partner with volunteers and volunteer organisations to help deliver the program. If you are interested in supporting DLAP, you can:
- contact a service provider directly, or
- speak to a project officer from the Aboriginal Engagement team by calling 131 782 then select option 2. This team are responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Program.