Frequently Asked Questions

How do driving lessons work?

Your instructor will assess your driving competency level and develop a plan to work towards your licence test. The instructor will tailor the curriculum to your individual needs. In addition, the instructor will use a progress sheet and competency rating system, to help keep track of your progress and get you ready to pass your licence test.

How many driving lessons do I need?

There is no minimum number of lessons you must have. However it's unlikely that you will pass your test without any professional driving lessons. 10 hours of professional driving lessons is worth 30 hours in your logbook. 

Are driving lessons worth it?

Yes. A qualified driving instructor undergoes training so that they not only know the road rules, how to drive defensively and how to anticipate other road users movements, but also so that they can share this knowledge effectively with a student. A driving instructor’s role is to build confidence and skills in the learner driver so that they understand consequences, can make judgments and know the law.

How much are driving lessons?

- 1 hr Keys2Drive lesson $0 = 3 Log book hours

- 1 hr Keys2Drive + 1 hr lesson $60 = 6 Log book hours

- 1 hr lesson $70 = 3 Log book hours

- 1.5 hr lesson $100 = 4.5 Log book hours

- 2 hr lesson $130 = 6 Log book hours

- 5 X 1 hr lessons $325 = 15 Log book hours

- 5 X 1.5 hr lessons $435 = 22.5 Log book hours

- 5 X 2 hr lessons $575 = 30 Log book hours

- 1.25 hr lesson and use the car for the test and return home/work or nearby location $155

- Use one of our cars for the test $90

- Defensive Driving Course $180

Are your driving instructors patient?

Of course! We have all heard stories about rude and impatient instructors, but our instructors expect that as a learner you will need their patience and support - they enjoy helping you.

What areas do you cover for driving lessons?

We offer driving lessons from Palm Cove to Edmonton.

Am I able to have driving lessons in my own car?

This is a good idea when the car will be used for a driving test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarize themselves with it prior to licensing. 2Pass Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured. The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.

Driving Lessons Cairns

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Cairns is the gateway to Queensland's tropical north. The World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest is about a two-hour drive north of Cairns and can be seen on a day trip from the city. The mountain village of Kuranda is about a 30 minute drive from Cairns City and is tucked within the tropical rainforest. Drive from Cairns to Townsville via Cooktown, through World Heritage-listed reef and rainforests to golden outback savannah, taking in tropical Queensland at its finest.

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 We provide the best instructors to help you learn to drive. We have local, expert teaching staff who are friendly and patient. So spare yourself the stress of learning to drive. Whether you are a complete beginner moving from L to P plate, looking for a refresher course, defensive driving course, or overseas license holder looking to convert your license. No matter what your reason for seeking driving lessons in Cairns we have an instructor ready for you. Book Online

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Our Driving Lessons Difference:
  • One on one exclusive driving lessons in Cairns with no other clients in the car

  • Don't pay extra. Prices are fixed including early morning, after hours, weekends and all holidays

  • Competitive range of cheap packages in all Cairns suburbs

  • Priority online booking form for all Cairns locations. We check online bookings and emails in real time

  • Our driving instructors know where you are likely to be taken during your test and we teach you the Department of Transport testing routes where you gain a great advantage in passing the driving test

  • Pick up and drop off door to door service including home / work or bus station. We encourage all clients to meet at your local Department of Transport for best results and value for money

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Meeting at The Department of Transport and Main Roads Is Best

If you would like to focus on getting ready for the driving test it's best to meet your driving instructor at your local Department of Transport in order to conduct the driving lesson on testing routes. Learning the testing routes and test format gives you a massive advantage to passing the driving test. Picking up and dropping off from your home / location may take up to 30 minutes each way leaving us with insufficient time to complete a full testing route within that training session. If you cannot make it to a department of transport you may consider:

  • having longer lessons, 90 minutes or 120 minutes

  • meeting at the closest bus station

  • pick the Department of Transport location (Cairns or Bentley Park) nearer to your home suburb

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Why use professional driver training?

All peak motoring safety bodies recommend that professional driver education be undertaken as soon as possible after a student has obtained his or her Learner Licence. This is so they can be taught the essential principles of safe driving techniques by an expert instructor. During the early stages of learning to drive students are more at risk and professional training in a dual-control car has been shown to keep them safe.

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Why Our Driving Lessons Are Different

We have been teaching Cairns learner drivers for many years and have always been passionate about road safety and the importance of safer drivers. Our difference is our focus on the teaching of safe driving techniques, our curriculum is uniquely designed to encourage the students confidence on Cairns roads, and build a lifetime of good driving habits. All lessons are structured to offer the highest quality of instruction in a safe and friendly learning environment.

2Pass Driving School Cairns Rated 5.0 based on 104 reviews.