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SUMMIT Driving

We recognise that many newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers face multiple barriers as they settle here in Australia, including reliable transport. Not being able to drive adds to the challenge of finding employment, and unlike most Australians, they lack contacts who are fully licensed or have access to a vehicle and who could help them learn or practise. Our mission is to provide affordable, professional driving lessons for refugees and asylum seekers.

We primarily service the areas of Sydney as far as Bankstown, Liverpool, Blacktown and Paramatta. If you live beyond these areas please get in touch with us and we can discuss situations on a case-by-case basis.

To make a tax-deductible donation to support refugees and asylum seekers getting their driver's licences, please use the link below.

Our  Instructors

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Roland Tour

Roland has been an industry driver for many years before becoming a qualified instructor. Born in Mauritius, he moved to Australia with his parents when he was 8 years old. This understanding of life as a new migrant has given him a desire to assist those who are starting afresh in a new country. Roland teaches in an automatic vehicle.

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Mamdouh Gindi

Mamdouh has more than ten years of experience as a driving instructor. As a native Arabic speaker, he has also been involved in supporting refugees in the local Arabic-speaking community in various ways. Mamdouh teaches in an automatic car.

Price List

Each lesson is for 1 hour

$25

Asylum Seekers &

Humanitarian Visa Holders 

Through the provision of local grants, refugees and asylum seekers can access up to 6 lessons at this subsidised rate.

$50

Standard Lesson 

For refugees and asylum seekers who have completed six lessons at the subsidised rate, they can continue additional lessons at this standard price.

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Connecting with SUMMIT Driving

Due to high demand, we are only able to take learners who have been referred to us by case-workers from community organisations. If you are a case worker, please click on the link below to complete the online referral form and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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