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Aboriginal Driver Training and Education Project


The purpose of the Aboriginal Driver Training & Education (ADT&E) Project is to fund the delivery of a range of services to provide Aboriginal people who are in the criminal justice system with culturally appropriate driver training and education services. These services aim to help the target clients obtain, retain and regain their driver’s licence.


The target group are Aboriginal people who are:

  • ex-prisoners who participate in the transitional re-entry process managed by Transition Managers of the prisons
  • ex-prisoners who have been released from prison in the last 12 months
  • clients of the Department of Justice’s Adult Community Corrections or Juvenile Justice Team offices
  • offenders referred by police (e.g. youth in contact with police relating to anti-social behaviours or substance abuse)
  • offenders involved in court proceedings and referred by court staff (e.g. Clerks of Court and Aboriginal Liaison Officers) and
  • clients of regional Sheriff, Community Development Officers of the Department of Justice, or Sheriff’s Office, who have outstanding fines recorded at the Fines Enforcement Registry.

Referral to the ADT&E Project

All clients who participate in driver training and education services must be referrals from the prisons, courts, Police, Adult Community Corrections, Juvenile Justice Team or Sheriff’s Office.

The referring agencies will provide the clients with an approved referral form, which will be used as evidence of referral by the clients when accessing training services.


The following services are provided:

  • Practical assistance for addressing personal governance issues including personal identity documents and a workable postal address
  • Preparation and arranging for Learner’s Permit theory test
  • Practical driving instruction by qualified driving instructors
  • Assisting participants to undertake Department of Transport practical driving assessment
  • Supervision of driving to satisfy log book hours required for a provisional driver’s licence
  • Assisting with hazard perception test and application for MDL
  • Providing education and awareness of legal requirements and personal responsibilities for maintaining MDL’s and vehicle registrations
  • Delivery of education workshops to promote road safety awareness and
  • Assisting with resolving suspensions of MDLs through negotiations with the local Sheriff or Fines Enforcement Registry.

Locations and Enquiries

The ADT&E project currently operates in eight regional locations. To enquire about the service in your area, please refer to the contact list below:

Broome - Life Without Barriers
1/12 Coghlan Street
Telephone: (08) 9194 5400
Fax: (08) 9193 7092

Derby - Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation
Shop 6/50 Clarendon Street
Telephone: (08) 9193 1223
Fax: (08) 9193 1229

Halls Creek - Wunan Foundation
Lot 571 Thomas Street
Telephone: (08) 9168 5122
Fax: (08) 9168 5122

Kalgoorlie - Life Without Barriers
Suite 8/35 Brookman Street
Telephone: (08) 9092 2900
Fax: (08) 9264 6114

Kununurra - Wunan Foundation
Cnr Coolibah Drive and Messmate Way
Telephone: (08) 9168 3881
Fax: (08) 9169 2397

Lombadina - Life Without Barriers
1/12 Coghlan Street
Telephone: (08) 9194 5400
Fax: (08) 9193 7092

Roebourne - Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation
46 Roe Street
Telephone: (08) 9185 8801

South Hedland - Bloodwood Tree Association Inc.
19 Hamilton Road
Telephone: (08) 9138 3000
Fax: (08) 9138 3099

Last updated: 4-Dec-2017

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