Defensive Driving Courses

Our one-day Defensive Driving program incorporates both skill development and driver knowledge to GET THE DRIVER’S EDGE. The program aims to develop a pro-active approach to driving and realistic skill development that is applicable to best prepare a driver for today’s roads.

This course is great for new drivers and also more experienced drivers.  It is a brilliant way to brush up on your techniques and eliminate old driving habits - making EVERYONE a Safer Driver

We were recently featured in an article in Riot Act by Jane Speechly - Take a look at this first-hand overview of the course and its benefits 

With many years of training experience, from learners to Police driver training, we know that the average driver has enough knowledge and experience to get the job done MOST of the time. However, current license testing standards do not fully prepare drivers for every driving experience or all hazards on the road.  Road rules, vehicle technology, and driving techniques change over time.

Upcoming Defensive Driving Course Dates

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a date in mind and would like us to organise a group course, we are more than happy to investigate the facility's availability.

Upcoming Defensive Driver Dates:

Group bookings are available on additional dates, enquiries are welcome.


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What does the course cover? 

Our standard Defensive driving program covers the following topics, however, we are more than happy to tailor a program to meet special needs.

Risk analysis
Braking (systems and techniques)
Reaction time exercises
Emergency response exercises
Wet weather driving
Skid avoidance (on a purpose-built skid pan)
Road law
Defensive driving techniques, and
Legal obligations

Our Defensive Driving Courses are ideal for Learners, P Platers, and more experienced drivers.  It's designed for those wanting to update their knowledge, skills, and iron out their bad habits. The day will challenge your thoughts and evaluate your abilities, and we throw in a whole lot of fun for free. In general, we have an even number of males and females attending these courses, so take the right step towards keeping yourself safer on the roads.


Cost per student is $295

Insurance Benefits

Defensive Driving Courses are considered by some insurance providers as valuable driver training that can contribute towards a lower insurance premium.  Ask your insurer today.

Car Hire

Don't have a car to use? No problem! Fifth Gear Motoring offer the opportunity to loan a vehicle for the course. Our loan vehicles include a Mini Cooper and BMW 125i Coupe. The additional charge to hire the vehicle is $220 per person. Contact us today for deals and bookings! 

One on One Defensive Driver Training 

(maximum of 2 people)

We also offer One on One Defensive training please call the office to discuss, The cost is $485 (Weekday) $600 (Weekend) per person, and is limited to a maximum of 2 people. You will need to contact the office 0466 460 911 to book and pay for your place, as they are by appointment only. 

We will organise specialised training and the venue to suit your requirements. As these are tailored to your specific needs there is no further discount available for this particular course.

Car Insurance for the course

As this course is conducted on private property of a Driver Training Centre, please check with your insurance that you are covered. 

NOTE: Always use the term "Defensive Driving Course" not "Advanced Driving Course" as there is a big difference in these two courses and your insurer may or may not cover you.