Located in the town of Katherine, DRV4LYF Driving School is Katherine's oldest driving school. We started in 2007 and have been teaching people to drive in our airconditioned, dual control manual and automatic cars. We offer the following services:
Practical driving lessons - 60 minutes. Choice of manual or automatic transmission. We pick you up and drop you back.* Cost $70 per hour
We are approved assessors for the onroad P test. The test costs $150. You can only take the test in our cars because it is a requirement by MVR that all CAM tests be recorded. The cost includes GST, service fee and use of our car.
Got a license for automatic? We can teach you the skills to drive a manual car. This usually only takes about 3 lessons. Cost $70 per hour
We help international licence holders (X) to meet the requirements for gaining an NT open license. We will teach you what you need to know and test you. Lessons cost $70 per hour and the driving test is $150.
We offer METAL motorcycle training. There are two courses - the Pre-Learner course is for people who don't have a motorcycle license. The Pre-Provisional caters for those who have had their Learners license for at least 6 months and want to have an open license. Both courses are run over two sessions - a theory in the classroom and a practical. Students need to supply their own bikes. See the motorcycle page for more information. The Balance and Stability test is only available in Darwin and Alice Springs.
DrivesafeNT is an NT Government program whereby students receive education and training by qualified driving instructors and assessors as well as more than $600 in subsidies towards obtaining a drivers license. Classes are held monthly. DrivesafeNT students pay $25 per hour for driving lessons and the P test. For more information click here or on the button on the left.
* see terms and conditions
Christopher has 40 years experience in training both as a teacher and as an adult educator. He has been a driving instructor for 30 years. Chris has a Diploma of VET, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and a Certificate IV in Driver Instruction as well as qualifications for teaching.
In 2021/2 Chris has delivered the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for ITTA, CDU and Alana Kaye RTOs.
Pamela has 40 years experience in teaching both at primary and secondary levels. She has been a driving instructor for 10 years. Pamela has a Certificate IV in Training and & Assessment and a Certificate IV in Driver Instruction as well as qualifications for teaching.
In 2022 Pamela has been a member of the Training and Advisory Committee review of the qualification needed for car, truck and motorcycle instructors
In the media
"the simulator will enable people to learn to operate a car in good conditions, or in a busy city environment, on highways, in wild weather and at night. It has 4WD capability on gravel roads. It has 3 screens and a full size seat with seatbelt and handbrake
Buckle in with confidence
May 24 2018
Driving is one of life's most important but dangerous skills.
DRV4LYF Driving School aims to teach learner drivers the skills and knowledge needed to become good drivers and help reduce the appalling Territory road statistics.
Located in the town of Katherine, DRV4LYF Driving School is Katherine's oldest driving school.
Started by husband and wife duo Christopher and Pamela Dixon in 2007 the business began after their son's friend tragically lost his life in a road accident.
We wanted to start a driving school to teach young drivers about the dangers of fatigue, distractions, drugs and alcohol
Christopher said DRV4LYF aims to teach people the skills needed to successfully drive for life so they become defensive, not risk taking drivers.
“We wanted to start a driving school to teach young drivers about the dangers of fatigue, distractions, drugs and alcohol,” Christopher said.
“We particularly want to target younger learners before they practise risky driving behaviours so that they may live long and fulfilled lives.”
Now in their eleventh year, the business has been teaching people to drive in airconditioned, dual control manual and automatic cars with monthly motorcycle lessons now available as well.
Christopher and Pamela are highly qualified instructors and teachers with experience in primary, secondary and TAFE teaching.
DRV4LYF Driving School operates after school hours, on Saturdays and during school holidays.
To book a lesson call Christopher on 0438 808 835 or Pamela on 0418 851 644.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, go to drv4lyf.com.au or find the business on Facebook at facebook.com/drive.forlife.7
The DRV4LYF website is dedicated to the memory of Kyle Auld.