Driving Change is a pilot driver licensing support program that aims to raise the number of licensed drivers in Aboriginal communities across NSW.
Young Aboriginal people face many barriers to obtaining a license and Driving Change works with communities to develop and implement ways to help these young people reach this significant milestone.
Getting your license increases your employability, your independence and your confidence. It allows you the freedom to move around your community with greater ease whether it be for day to day errands or sporting and social events; it makes you an asset to your community, your family and friends and with this comes greater self esteem.
Driving Change believes that everyone should have an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of holding a driver licence. The George Institute is working in partnership with communities with the support of the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme and the Transport for NSW to see this happens.