Drive to the Future

The Drive to the Future program provides young people and young people at risk aged 12 – 17 years, the opportunity to gain their learners permit and obtain a motor vehicle licence, increasing their self-esteem, sense of responsibility, employability, mental health and wellbeing.

The Drive to the Future program activities include:

  • Driver education sessions, such as drug/alcohol awareness, defensive driving, and hazard identification/avoidance
  • Computerised theory test to obtain Learner’s Permit
  • Practical driving lessons and supervision
  • Hazard Perception Test
  • Further practical driving supervision
  • Practical Driving Assessment

The Drive to the Future program aims to:

  • Contribute to the preservation of the safety of young people, through activities that address antisocial behavior by young people at risk
  • Help young people at risk aged 12 – 17 years, develop life skills that prevent them from entering criminal justice system
  • Promote inclusion and build community resilience
  • Reduce boredom and opportunistic related criminal activity associated with young people
  • Remove the economic barriers of obtaining a driving licence and to assist participants to pursue further career and education pathways.

The program is delivered at number of centres across the state:

Funded by the Department of industry, innovation and Science, Safer Communities Fund, Drive to the Future is delivered in partnership with the WA Police Force and Aboriginal Organisations, at:

Funded by the WA Police Force Community Crime Prevention Fund, Drive to the Future is delivered in partnership with the WA Police Force at: