Learn to Drive Q and A

Young Driver - Older Driver - Overseas Licence

Jan's Professional Instructors have the skills and knowlege to assist you whatever your situation.

Helping you become a safe, confident driver by gaining the necessary skills to achieve your P Plates or update your Licence.

Our Instructors provide a package of activities which incorporate all facets of vehicle and road handling skills.

Training is provided in an easy going, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Our experienced, fully qualified, instructors cover Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Raymond Terrace and surrounding areas.

We offer training in either manual or automatic dual controlled vehicles.

Q and A

Q. How do I book a lesson?

A. Click on the Book Now button on the Home page to Book & Pay On-line OR Call the office 49551155

Q.  What Locations do you cover?
A. Jan's Driving School offers lessons in all areas of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock, Raymond Terrace and surrounding areas.

Q.Are weekend lessons available?
A. Yes. Manual and Automatic lessons are available every day in the Newcastle area 

    Manual lessons are available Tuesday to Friday in the Maitland, Cessnock and Raymond Terrace areas

What if I need to cancel my lesson?
A. Jan's Driving School has a 24 hour notice of cancellation policy for all lessons.  However if you must cancel please call as soon as possible, so that the hour may be booked for someone else.

Q.Can I use my own car for the driving lessons?
A. Yes, generally speaking you can use your own car. The instructor will assess your driving skills and make the final decision.

   Your first lesson with us will be in the Dual Control vehicle to ensure the safety of all parties.

NOTE:  If you intend to use your car it must have a handbrake which the Instructor could use in case of an emergency.  Many newer vehicles do not have the middle handbrake. Just remember you are still a learner. Also, your vehicle must be roadworthy and insured.

Q. How do I pay for lessons?
A. You can now Book & Pay On-line  (see the Book Now button on the Home Page) OR to Pay by VISA or Mastercard before the lesson, call 49551155 during business hours OR Pay cash to the Instructor at your lesson. Please check the correct price when booking.

Q. Can I take the driving test in one of Jan's Driving School vehicles?
A. Absolutely. An initial lesson is required before your test booking to ensure your readiness.  On the day of your test, the Instructor will take you for a lesson, then to your test and return you home afterwards.  This process takes about 2 hours and the cost is $150.

Q. Do I need any experience before my first lesson?
A. No, if you are just about to go for your first drive, Jan's can help you to quickly grasp the basics. The Instructor will help you overcome any nervousness and get you started in a quiet area to develop your confidence.

Do you have gift vouchers?
A. Yes, we do offer gift vouchers as well as lesson 5 Packs.

Q.When I go for a driving lesson, are all insurances covered?
A. Yes, all comprehensive insurances are covered.

Q. What do I need to take to my Driving Lesson?
A. Please bring your driver’s licence and log book to all lessons and make sure you wear closed in footwear.