• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Instructed for 17.2 years
  • Spoken language(s) English
Instructor bio

Hi, I am Mel and I became a Driving Instructor in 2004. I have been a driver trainer in the Moreton Bay Council since then, you could call me a local specialist. Previous to this, I held many positions within the government sector of NSW, one of which was a Driving Examiner. This puts me in an excellent position to teach students all that is required to ensure they are a safe and competent driver. I consider myself an expert in my field and am well aware of what the Department of Transport examiner will be assessing. I love being a driver trainer because it is really rewarding. I enjoy the challenges and will do what I can to achieve a positive result for my students.  I take my career very seriously and understand that some students have had issues with driving. I like to make them feel comfortable and give them the positive acknowledgment and encouragement when gaining the correct skills. I ensure that my learners take the driving test with the confidence to pass on the first occasion.  I have a son and currently a 18 month old standard poodle, which is like a baby! My additional qualifications include Train the trainer [Workplace Training] and Certificate IV Training and Assessment.


I was very nervous about driving for the first time, but the second I got into the car Mel made me feel really comfortable. It was easier than i thought after being scared to drive for so many years, but I have Mel to thank for that. I already cant wait to get more lessons clocked up.


I was too nervous to learn how to drive til I was 34 years old. Mel made me feel comfortable from my first lesson, and helped me to overcome my fears. She was extremely patient but also pushed me when I needed to be pushed. With Mel’s help I was able to get my licence on my first attempt, which I never dreamed possible. She is a very calm and supportive teacher. I would highly recommend Mel for lessons, particularly for nervous drivers who are hesitant or don’t know where to start.

Anne Evans

Mel is a great instructor who taught my brother before me. When I started my lessons with Mel I had never driven a manual car before. But Mel made me feel extremely comfortable and eased all my anxiety with her friendliness and humour. I had to do all of my logbook hours with Mel and she was always punctual and never missed a lesson. I truly felt like Mel cared about her job and her students, ensuring that we are confident and safe drivers!. Hope that’s good! Meant it all

Courtney Cartmill

I can honestly say that mel is a very patient and wonderful instructor. I came over from the uk and quickly realized that I needed to drive, i found mel purely by chance, as i woman in my 20s who had never been behind the wheel before she was quick to put me at ease and i am proud to say i passed my test and have been a confident driver ever since. Looking forward to mel teaching my own children to drive.

Sarah Mail

Highly recommended!!! Couldn’t wait for my next lesson with Mel, she is professional, patient, made me feel at ease and a pleasure to learn from. Couldn’t ask for a better driving instructor!!

Julie Holt
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Mazda 2 2017 (Auto)

Mazda 2 2017 (Manual)
  • Mel services 18 suburbs View full list
    Beachmere 4510 Bellmere 4510 Burpengary 4505 Burpengary East 4505 Caboolture 4510 Caboolture South 4510 Deception Bay 4508 Elimbah 4516 Griffin 4503 Kurwongbah 4503 Mango Hill 4509 Moodlu 4510 Moorina 4506 Morayfield 4506 Narangba 4504 North Lakes 4509 Rocksberg 4510 Upper Caboolture 4510
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