• Getting a driver licence is a huge privilege. It opens doors to employment and personal mobility, but it comes with responsibility as well.

  • We want to help people who are serious about getting a drivers licence, but may not have the resources to access driving lessons with a professional driving instructor.

  • We know that people who were trained by a registered driving instructor are more likely to pass the test at their fist attempt.

  • There are conditions for getting this subsidy. See conditions here.

  • For more information about this for South Canterbury permanent Residents only.

    Phone or text Daniel Naudé (Road Safety Coordinator)

    on 03 687-7235 or text 027-438-6285

This offer is only for permanent residents in the Timaru-, Waimate- and Mackenzie districts (South Canterbury Region).
Applicants cannot claim for the cost of the application or the actual driving test.
Applicant contributes $30 per lesson, South Canterbury Road Safety could assist with subsidising the cost up to $30 per lesson.
We can only assist with two lessons per applicant while funds are available.

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