FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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’s the Log Book all about?
A The Log Book is issued to all learner drivers between 18 and 20 years of age. 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 10 hours of night driving. Master Driving School instructors can show you and your parents how it’s done. See more details at the VicRoads website.
Q. Why do a double lesson?
A Double lessons are helpful if you are traveling 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. I`m a parent of a 19 year old. Are we affected by the new 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 new testing requirements which our instructors are fully trained in. We hope we can assist your child to have all the skills to pass and also become a safe driver in the future when they are licenced.
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. What are the VicRoads fees?
A · Perception Hazard Test $33.70· Practical driving test appointment fee $57.70· 3 year probationary licence fee of $74· 4 year probationary licence fee of $98.40·   10 year probationary licence fee of $253.60
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 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 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. We can also drop you off at a different location within 10-15 minutes away from where you started your lesson, check with your instructor.
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. What is the cost of the Master Driving School drive test fee?
A Please telephone our operator for the current prices and find out about our specials during the year.
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. 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.
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, please call our operator straight away and we’ll replace the instructor.
A Yes of course you may.
You can make a booking online leave all your details (provided you have a learners permit) then you are entitled to our “promotional special offer” $37 for 45minutes for your first lesson.
Q. When can I get a lesson or What’s normally your waiting time?
A It’s generally 3-4 days wait
But if the instructors have a cancellation 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.
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, please call our operator straight away and we’ll replace the instructor.
Q. Can I book a $37 driving lesson?
A You can make a booking online leave all your details (provided you have a learners permit) then you are entitled to our “promotional special offer” $37 for 45minutes for your first lesson (Auto or Manual). Our regular prices for single lessons thereafter are listed below:

$41 for 45mins Auto-$43 for Manual
$51 for 60mins Auto- $53 for Manual
$82 for 90mins Auto – $86 for Manual
$5 for a Auto/Manual refresher-Sunday and Public holiday rate $75 for 60mins (Auto and Manual)

Q. What’s this $37 special?
A It’s only the First Initial Lesson
Provided you have a learners Permit and make the Booking Online.
Q. Do you teach Manual?
A Yes we do.
Q. Do you have Female instructors?
A Yes we do in most suburbs.
Please ring our office today and we’ll find out if we can cover your area.
Q. Do you do international license transfers?
A Yes.
Q. What Type of Cars do you have?
A Most of our Cars are Late Model Toyota Corolla Hatchbacks or similar.
We also have Toyota Camry’s for our taller clients in some areas.
Q. Do you have any Packages
A Yes please refer to our website, under discount packages you can purchase them online or pay the instructor on the first lesson.
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 its when these packages are available otherwise we suggest you pay as you go.
Is mainly design for your school students or the unemployed.
Q. What do you guys charge for a Driving Test?
A Our fee is $190 including a 60mins warm up lesson.
Please call us for more details.
Please checkout or Express Licence
Pack for more value test packages.
Q. I’ve Being given a Gift Card or purchased a Package online how do we get started?
A Please call or make an online booking.
Please provide the following information:Purchases and students name?
What package was purchased?
What’s the order I.D number of purchase?
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. Which Vic Roads do MDS cover.
A Broadmeadows, Bundoora, Burwood East,Carlton,Dandenong Heatherton, Melton, Pakenham, Seaford, Sunbury, Sunshine and Werribee.We can do “test only”for the following testing stations but an extra cost will be added please call for more info:
Geelong
Seymour
Warragul
Wonthaggi