How to Prepare for Driving Lessons on the Gold Coast

by EzLicence Last updated


Beyond the Road Rules Test

So, you have passed the Queensland Road Rules Test? Congratulations! Now what? The next step is for you to jump in a car and get out on the Gold Coast roads. However, this can be an incredibly intimidating prospect. Getting your driver's licence is a massive leap into independence, and there is so much to learn.

But don’t worry! We are here to help guide you through everything you need to know to prepare for driving lessons on the Gold Coast.


Importantly, before anything else you should refresh your knowledge of the road rules. Brush up on the ins and outs of the ‘Your Keys to Driving in Queensland’ rules of the road booklet. Make sure you are confident that you can apply this information in a practical situation. 

You can never be too prepared for your driving lessons on the Gold Coast. There will be a lot going on when you first get behind the wheel, so having the rules firmly entrenched in your mind will reduce some of the stress involved. As a result, your concentration can be fully focused on the task at hand – driving!

Manual or auto?

Here is your first big decision as a new driver. Do you want to drive a manual or an automatic vehicle? This decision is really all about what you prefer, what experiences you might have had in other cars, and what kind of car you want to drive in the future. However, it can be helpful to know that learning to drive a manual will allow you to drive any car you like down the track. Similarly, it will give you much more flexibility in your choice of car when it comes time to buy your first one. 

The practicalities of driving a manual might seem more difficult than an auto to begin with. But, like anything, practice makes perfect. It will soon become second nature to you.


It pays to pay a professional! Experts in teaching learner drivers, driving instructors have the skills and resources to teach you how to drive. Not to mention that with a professional instructor you can utilise their vehicle, which will be equipped with a passenger-side brake. This adds a significant layer of safety to your first lessons on the road. 

Learning to drive with a family member may seem more comforting to you, however teaching a new driver requires extreme concentration and fast reflexes. And this is exactly what a professional instructor is trained for. After a few lessons, they will become like a friend, as you share a life-changing milestone experience.

Get the best driving lessons on the Gold Coast

EzLicence is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about driving in Australia. Receive the best driving lessons on the Gold Coast from one of our professional driving instructors. Learn all the skills you need to become a safe and competent driver and experience the road with an expert beside you.


So, find your instructor, book and manage your lessons, and learn to drive with EzLicence. Our expert advice and support will have you driving solo in no time. Contact us today for more information or to book a driving lesson.

Learn smart. Learn safe. Learn easy with EzLicence.