Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Why are your prices so affordable?
A: Master Instructors are all based locally within your suburbs, eliminating excessive traveling expenses that other schools pass on to you.

Q: What is the cost of the Master Driving School drive test fee?
A: Please check our test fees on our lesson prices page.

Q: What are the VicRoads fees?
A: Hazard Perception Test online $19.10
Hazard Perception Test in person $38.30
• Practical driving test appointment fee $65.50
• 3 year probationary licence fee of $84
• 4 year probationary licence fee of $112
• 10 year probationary licence fee of $287.80

Q: Why do a double lesson
A: Double lessons are helpful if you are travelling from your place to your nearest VicRoads to learn the testing routes, and some students need longer to “warm up”. Many students find that double lessons are more effective because they can learn more.

Q: Automatic or manual – which one do I choose?
A: Depends on your personal preference or situation.
Auto is much easier to master; there is no gear changing and clutch to worry about. Therefore, you require fewer lessons. Once you obtain your auto licence you cannot drive any other vehicle apart from auto for the probationary period of 4 or 3 years. However, if you obtain your manual licence, you can drive both.
Note: If you are planning a career in the Police force, Army, Paramedic, Transport Industry and most Trade jobs, a manual licence is a must. We cover both, the choice is yours.

Q: How many lessons do I need before going for my driving test?
A: There is no minimum quota required by law; everyone has a different learning ability. However, some people may only need a few and others require more. It also depends on the frequency of lessons and previous experience. Keep in mind, we at Master Driving School suggest no matter which driving school you choose, have one or two lessons and then ask your instructor to give you an approximate estimate.

Q: What areas do you cover?
A: Most metropolitan areas of Melbourne. Don’t worry, we come to you.
e.g. home, school, or work.

Q: I`m a parent of a 19 year old. Are we affected by the Graduated Licensing System?”
A: Yes. For people under 21 years, with a learners permit issued after 1st July 2007, the new system will make drivers safer. They are required to have plenty of driving experience (at least 120 hours) in various road conditions, including night driving. Be aware of the testing requirements which our instructors are fully trained in. We hope we can assist your child to have all the skills to pass and become a safe driver in the future when they are licenced.

Q: How long are the lessons?
A: Single lessons can be 45 or 60 minutes and double lessons can be 90 or 120 minutes.
Lesson can begin from an agreed address eg. Home, school or work or VicRoads testing centre.

Q: What’s the MyLearners Log application all about?
A: The MyLearners Log app is available for use to all learner drivers between 18 and 20 years of age and can be downloaded from the various app stores on your phone/tablet. The learner driver is required to record the number of hours of driving, types of driving, and roads and conditions. Learner drivers must have a minimum of 20 hours of night driving.
See more details at the VicRoads website on how this works.

Q:Which VicRoads do Master Driving School cover?
A:

BROADMEADOWS: Cnr Pearcedale Pde & Johnstone St
BUNDOORA: 8 Graduate Rd
BURWOOD EAST: 12 Lakeside Dr
CARLTON: 459 Lygon St
DEER PARK : Unit 1, 85 Mt Derrimut Rd. (Enter via Radnor Drive)
DANDENONG: 72-74 Greens Rd
DROMANA: 42 Collins Rd
FRANKSTON: 71 Hartnett Dr
HEATHERTON: 77 Corporate Dr
MELTON: 267 High St
MOOROOLBARK: 1/191 Hull Rd
PAKENHAM: 3/4 Stephenson St
SUNBURY: Rear of 7/36 Macedon St
WERRIBEE: 205 Watton St
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Q: How long is the VicRoads driving test as of 1st July, 2008?
A: The new VicRoads driving test now 35 – 40 minutes, almost double the previous test time.

Q: I have a test booked. Can you help me?
A: Yes. Please telephone our operator or book online and we’ll send an available instructor that is in your area.

Q: Do you have any Packages?
A: Yes, Discount Packages and Gift Vouchers available on our online store

Q: I’ve Being given a Gift Voucher or purchased a Package online how do we get started?
A: Please make an online booking. The form will guide you through the filling in process.

Q: What’s the order I.D number of purchase?
A: it is the voucher number attached to the package you have. You can find this on the purchase email or on the Gift Voucher.

Q: I’m a student are there any discounts?
A: I’m afraid not, our prices are already highly competitive.
Please checkout our discount packages for bulk lesson purchase discounts (conditions apply).

Q: Why can’t I do lessons after hours or on weekends with the discount packages?
A: They are discounted for a reason during the off peak hours only and are for school/uni students or the unemployed. If these hours don’t suit you we suggest you pay as you go.

Q: I’m very nervous about my driving lesson or driving test. Is that okay?
A: No worries. Most learners are very nervous. We are all very patient and will make you feel at ease. Remember, we are Master instructors, highly professional, understanding and accommodating to every learners needs. You can replace your instructor with another if it is possible to do so for reasons of comfort.

Q: When can I get a lesson or what’s normally your waiting time?
A: It’s generally 4-7 days wait, unless our instructors have a cancellation, in which case they may be able to fit you in earlier.

Q: Do we come to your office or meeting place?
A: No need our Instructors will come to you and finish the lesson from the pick up point (other meet up locations can be discussed directly with your instructor if it suits both to do so).

Q: Do you teach Manual?
A; Yes, both Manual and Auto.

Q: Do you have Female instructors?
A: Yes, we do in most suburbs.
Please ring our office today or book online and we’ll find out if we can cover your area.

Q: Do you do international licence conversions?
A: Yes.

Q: What do you guys charge for a Driving Test?
A: Our fee is $199 including a 60mins warm up lesson.
Please call us or book online for more details.
Please checkout or Express Licence Packs for more value test packages.

Q: I have an overseas licence. Can you help me?
A:” Of course we can. Please call us and we’ll get you your licence with minimum fuss. We are the overseas conversion experts.