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Learner Driver Mentor Program Funding

What is a Learner Driver Mentor Program (LDMP)?

A Learner Driver Mentor Program LDMP is a community run program that provides disadvantaged learner drivers with the opportunity to develop their on-road driving experience.

The primary focus of these programs is to help novice drivers who have limited opportunity to access a suitable vehicle and/or responsible supervisory driver to accrue on-road driving experience.

LDMPs were originally introduced through the Community Road Safety Partnerships Program established by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER).  Currently over 20 community organisations operate LDMPs across Tasmania.

LDMP Funding

In 2012 a funding program was developed to support established LDMPs and encourage the development of new LDMPs. The Tasmanian Government allocated $300,000 from the Road Safety Levy over 2012-13 and 2013-14, offering community groups in Tasmania the opportunity to apply for the funding.

The $300,000 was allocated as follows:

  • $200,000 in 2012-13
  • $100,000 in 2013-14

LDMP Funding for 2012-13

In 2012 DIER received funding applications from twenty organisations and the following successful grants were announced in December 2012:

Organisation Purpose / Objective Allocated Funding
Devonport Chaplaincy Inc. Establishment of a new LDMP

25,000

Pittwater Community Centre / Okines Community House Establishment of a new LDMP "L's Angels"

24,500

Geeveston Community Centre Establishment of a new LDMP "Jumpstart"

20,163

Dorset Community House Establishment of a new LDMP

6,360

Goodwood Community Centre  Consolidation and expansion of the "Greenlight" LDMP 

7,640

Derwent Valley Community House Consolidation and expansion of the "Drive Time" LDMP

19,712

Kentish Council Consolidation and expansion of the "Road Education Volunteers (REV)" LDMP

4,726

Jordan River Services (Bridgewater Community Centre) Consolidation and expansion of the "Top Gear" LDMP

14,359

Fusion Home Support Consolidation and expansion of the "Wheels 4 Work" LDMP

19,040

Migrant Resource Centre South Consolidation and expansion of the "Top Gear" LDMP

19,300

Migrant Resource Centre North Consolidation and expansion of the "Drive 4 Life" LDMP

19,200

Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre Consolidation and expansion of the "Ready Set Go" LDMP

20,000

  Total Funding

$200,000

LDMP Funding for 2014

A new round of funding ($100,000) for 2014 is now open to community organisations.

Applicants applying to establish a new LDMP, or one which has been in operation for less than six months are eligible to apply for up to $25,000.

Applicants applying to consolidate or expand an existing LDMP are eligible to apply for up to $20,000.

Applications close on Monday 19th May 2014.

Further Information?

Further Assistance?

For further assistance contact either:

Land Transport Safety Policy Branch on Phone: (03) 6166 3241 or

Driver Mentoring Tasmania Inc on Phone: 0409 832 764 or email garry.obyrne@drivermentoringtasmania.org