Cairns Defensive Driving Course

Group Defensive Driving Course 

 SALE    $199 

One-On-One Defensive Driving Course $349

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  • Group Defensive Driving Course 9:30AM to 3:00PM in your own car

  • All courses are held at the Cairns Showgrounds

  • Most experienced instructors in Cairns

  • Perfect for 'L Platers, 'P' Platers, Corporate Fleet and Court Order drivers

  • Group Course Learner License drivers must be accompanied by their supervisor 


Throughout this Defensive Driver Course in Cairns, drivers are strongly encouraged to develop better on-road defensive driving skills and more solid techniques, while more experienced drivers also benefit enormously from advanced driver training, including the correction of old habits and improving judgement and reactions.

Whether your choice of vehicle is a small sedan, a large family mover, a sports car or a four wheel drive, training in defensive driving is relevant, enjoyable, and will far improve your skills and ability levels.

This Defensive Driving Course is suited to drivers of regular passenger vehicles, including four-wheel drives and light commercial vehicles. The mix of practical and theoretical components of this driver training session deliver actual on-road safety skills that underpin proactive driving.

The practical driving component of our Defensive Driving Program is conducted on wet and dry roads at suburban speeds. It includes a variety of on road exercises including emergency braking, swerving and multiple direction changes.



Get Behind the Wheel

You learn more behind the steering wheel than staring at a whiteboard. We’ll help you put techniques into practice with hands-on training and exercises.

  • Emergency braking

  • Emergency lane change 

  • Vision and steering exercise

As well as developing safer driving skills, you will also learn more about essential maintenance and safety features. We’ll teach you how to save money on vehicle maintenance by reducing wear and tear on the road.

Learning Objectives

  • The principles of defensive driving - how to minimise risks and improve drive r's safety margin

  • Hazard detection - the technique and skill of reading ahead and identifying hazards

  • Reaction times & braking skills in wet/dry conditions

  • Emergency braking & accident avoidance techniques

  • Driver attitudes & general road safety

  • Understanding the limitations of relying on emergency control skills

  • Vehicle safety - driving position, tyres and pressures

  • Practical Activities - understanding the relationship between reaction time, speed and stopping distances

  • Vehicle dynamics - understanding what causes skids and vehicle instability

  • Understanding vehicle technology such as ABS

What is Supplied


  • Professional tuition from experienced instructors

  • Course equipment

  • Certificates for course graduates

  • Tea, coffee and cookies

What to Bring / Wear

  • Your vehicle with a full tank of fuel, optimal tyre pressures, water and oil levels (group course only) 

  • Your current driver’s licence

  • Group course Learner Driver's must bring your driving supervisor (normally mum or dad)

  • Your lunch or it can be purchased nearby during the break

  • Wear comfortable casual clothing according to the weather

  • Wear footwear that has a thin sole eg. joggers. Bulky shoes, high heels or climbing boots are not optimal driving shoes

  • It is a good idea to bring along a hat, sunscreen and an umbrella if it’s raining 

Fitness and Experience

  • The Defensive Driving course is suited to drivers of regular passenger vehicles 

  • All participants must present their current driver's licence in order to participate

  • Learner drivers are recommended to have at 10+ hours experience

  • No particular level of fitness or experience is required

Upcoming Defensive Driving Courses

Saturday 19th of December 2020 - $199   9 spots remaining

One-On-One Defensive Driving Course - 2.5 hours at The Cairns Showgrounds - $349

Defensive Driving Course

Defensive Driving FAQ

Can you do a defensive driving course on your learners?

Yes. It’s best to have at least 10 hours of experience before attending a defensive driving course. Learner drivers must be accompanied by their supervisor.

What is defensive driving?

It is a set of driving skills that allows you to defend yourself against possible collisions caused by bad drivers, drunk drivers, and poor weather. If you look ahead and keep your eyes moving, you will spot potential hazards more easily.

How much is a defensive driving course?

Defensive driving courses usually cost between $180 - $350.

What is the defensive driving course?

Students learn to improve their driving skills by reducing their driving risks by anticipating situations and making safe well-informed decisions.

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