Lesson Prices

Important Notice Concerning Credit Card Payments:

In order to comply with the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Act 2016, which came into law on 25th February 2016 with effect for all businesses from 1st September 2017 any card transactions we process where the card holder is not present and able to enter their PIN we will be adding a card processing fee to the transaction. This is due to the higher risk of fraudulent transactions for this type of transaction. This fee replaces the previous $5 fee that we charged. We will continue to absorb the processing fees for payments where the card’s PIN is used in our terminal. The amount of the processing fee is dependent on the card used.

This change is effective from January 1st 2017.

Due to ever increasing costs, especially fuel, it is unfortunately necessary to initiate a rate increase effective July 1st 2023. Current active students as at June 30th 2023 will still benefit from their present fee schedule until January 1st 2024.

Our base lesson prices are listed below. Special offers are often available and will be advertised on this website and emailed to those on our mailing list.

All our courses include:

  • full lesson time – We will never cut a lesson short as a result of an action of ours.
  • Free chilled bottled water each lesson – Good hydration is important for both learning and driving. Research article about hydration and driving errors here.
  • VORT pass guarantee – Conditions Apply
  • Free 60 Minute refresher or Manual conversion lesson when you get your own car if claimed within 18 months of passing your VORT – Conditions Apply 

The current fees for the examiners that we use to conduct our Vehicle On Road Test  $175 – $220. This fee + the fee for the use of the Southern School of Motoring car  is payable before the test can be booked. The examiner fee includes the government VORT registration fee but is in addition to the VORT fee for the use of the Southern School of Motoring car. Any cancellation of the test must be made at least 5 days before the scheduled test, otherwise cancellation fees will apply.

Cancellation less than 5 and more than 3 days prior to test will incur a fee of 50% of the relevant total charge. 
Cancellation 3 days or less prior to scheduled test will incur 100% of the relevant total charge due to later than this no replacement test candidate can be booked.



.* All prices include GST

** If you have not used Southern School of Motoring for your driver training then you will need to undertake a driving assessment prior to booking our vehicle for your VORT. This will take up to 90 minutes and is charged at $320 (incl GST) and is in addition to the fee for the use of the school car. The VORT Pass guarantee does not apply in this situation.

To book please call or sms 0434 123 760 or use our booking request form here.