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First 1hr Lesson at 25% Discount!

This Month's Discounts

This price does not include you making the appointment at VicRoads for your Drive Test or Hazard Perception Test.

This is 7 x 60min manual driving lessons; and the Manual Drive Test (which includes a 45min lesson – Allocated time is 3 to 3.5hrs) where we pick you up from home, drive to VicRoads, complete a 45min manual driving lesson to calm the nerves, attend at VicRoads for the 30min Drive Test and then drop you at home. (VicRoads prefers your attendance 15min prior to the test time and then there is downtime after the test while we wait in line for your licence to be printed, have your photo taken and payment for your 4yr Probationary Licence (Current cost till 6/2020 is $110.30).

This price does not include you making the appointment at VicRoads for your Drive Test or Hazard Perception Test.

This is 9 x 45min manual lessons; and

the Manual Drive Test (which includes a 45min lesson – Allocated time is 3 to 3.5hrs) where we pick you up from home, drive to VicRoads, complete a 45min manual driving lesson to calm the nerves, attend at VicRoads for the 30min Drive Test and then drop you at home. (VicRoads prefers your attendance 15min prior to the test time and then there is downtime after the test while we wait in line for your licence to be printed, have your photo taken and payment for your 4yr Probationary Licence (Current cost till 6/2020 is $110.30).

This price does not include you making the appointment at VicRoads for your Drive Test or Hazard Perception Test.

This is a package of 10 x 60min manual driving lessons.

We only cover the following VicRoads for Tests: Burwood East, Heatherton, Mooroolbark & Dandenong.

This price includes picking you up from home, conducting a 60min manual driving lesson (Can double up and do a 2hr lesson if so desired) and dropping you back at home.

This price does not include you making the appointment at VicRoads for your Drive Test or Hazard Perception Test.

This is a package of 13 x 45min manual driving lessons.

We only cover the following VicRoads for Tests: Burwood East, Heatherton, Mooroolbark & Dandenong.

This price includes picking you up from home, conducting a 45min manual driving lesson (Can double up and do a 1.5hr lesson if so desired) and dropping you back at home.

60minute Lessons

45minute Lessons

FREE Keys2Drive Lesson with Mum/Dad & Driving Instructor

CBD Driving Lesson

Driving Test + 45min Lesson

Test Routes Lesson

Testimonials

I would definitely recommend Gav as a driving instructor.

He is fun, calm, easy to communicate with, made me feel safe behind the wheel and doesn’t get angry but rather helps work through any issues with driving.

JARROD -OAKLEIGH EAST

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Gavin was definitely the best driving teacher I’ve had and made getting my manual licence so easy.

From the first lesson he helped me pick up everything really quickly and he was always friendly and made me feel comfortable even if I made mistakes.

I would definitely recommend Gavin if you’re looking to learn to drive manual.

Thanks again.

MARCUS -MALVERN

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Just passed my driving test today all thanks to Gavin!

He’s super friendly and kind, so patient and easy to learn from. His tips and advice are so valuable and helped me so much.

For anyone wanting to drive a manual Gavin is perfect for making it such an easy and stress free process!

Thanks Gavin!

ROSIE -MENTONE

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Instructor Gavin has now taken 2 of my boys, and many other friends children, through the drivers license "journey".

He is an extremely professional, patient and courteous individual who quickly establishes a quality rapport with the children.

He maintains a strong focus on driver safety both before and in the future, and provides the trainee the best possible foundations as a driver.

Highly recommended.

Thanks Gav.

MICHAEL -VERMONT SOUTH

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If you’re looking to get your manual license while learning how to be a safe road user, then Gavin from Manual Driving Made Easy is your man!

Gavin is extremely knowledgeable, calm and patient, and teaches you how to be a truely safe driver.
I would recommend Gavin to anyone looking for a driving instructor.

Thanks again mate

SAM -DINGLEY VILLAGE

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Dear Gavin, I would only be giving you this card if I have passed my test, so if you are reading this WHOOOHOO I PASSED!!!

I would like to thank you so much for helping over the past few months and being such a wonderful teacher. I haven't just learnt how to drive manual, but also how to manage my stress on the roads (well, I'm getting there) and also how to enjoy driving.

I appreciate the banter we have and how easy it is to talk to you, which makes the classes fly by.

I am going to miss you heaps Gavin and all the best for the future!

Best wishes, Eshara (Speedy/Princess/Hooney/Grandma/Roughy)

ESHARA -BLACKBURN SOUTH

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Before I had lessons with Manual Made Easy I had really bad experiences with other instructors who put me in dangerous situations, didn't show up on time or even show up at all.

After finding Manual Driving Made Easy I decided to learn manual. Manual Driving Made Easy helped me not only pass my test but feel safe, prepared and gave me knowledge for all my future driving experiences on the roads.

Gavin from Manual driving made easy always showed up on time, I always felt comfortable and safe in car with him. Each lesson was always a positive experience and to which I looked forward to every lesson. I now feel so much safer and more road aware thanks to Manual Driving Made Easy.

For anyone wanting to learn manual or wanting to improve their manual driving, Manual Driving Made Easy (Gavin) is the instructor to be! Not only did I pass my test first time around but I feel so much safer out on the road.

KATE -HEATHERTON

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Before receiving lessons from Gavin, I was not a confident driver at all.

During our lessons, Gavin taught me not only how to drive well, but more importantly how to remain safe on the roads.

Gavin is a kind, charismatic and bubbly teacher who made learning how to drive extremely enjoyable — I was very sad to end our lessons upon receiving my license!

I still remember all the things Gavin taught me in our lessons, and I know that I will continue to think of him when driving for years to come!

Thank you so much Gavin (:

EMILY -GLEN IRIS

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Driving a manual car for the first time is stressful, and I always felt apprehensive getting in the car as a learner.

I started lessons with Gavin, who was calm and very clear in his explanations. His experience and knowledge helped me to better understand how to drive efficiently and safely.

Now, I love driving manual cars- I am lucky I was taught by Gavin, as I now drive manual 4x4s as a part of my job in mining (both underground and open pit).

I highly recommend Gavin’s lessons, they were very beneficial for me.

KEELY -GLEN IRIS

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When I first started driving at 16 years old, I was an incredibly nervous driver, conscious of my driving abilities and my inexperience.

Lessons with Gavin not only boosted my confidence and driving skills but prepared me incredibly well for all situations and conditions drivers face on the roads.

Gavin’s extensive experience as a police officer and driving instructor speaks volumes for his ability to carefully and caringly instruct learner drivers who are just starting out on their driving journey.

He cares for both the driving abilities of his students, as well as for their wellbeing, teaching to the abilities of every student and building incredible rapport with them and their families.

I am incredibly grateful for my driving experiences with Gavin. From a nervous 16-year-old to a confident P-plater, my confidence and comfort behind the wheel has grown more than I ever could have imagined it would, without his guidance. I have also found a love for driving manual cars and understanding the obligations of all drivers on the road.

LIZZY -WHEELERS HILL

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Before having lessons with Gavin, I had done a bit of manual driving. However, I struggled with changing gears smoothly, and I found myself rushing through the motions rather than taking my time.

Once I had started lessons with Gavin, I learnt how to properly control the car and transition smoothly through the gears. Nowadays, I am driving around more confidently, as Gavin has helped me gain confidence in my driving, by teaching me the correct way to drive a manual car and also encouraging me to be patient and to not be afraid to take my time.

CLAIRE -MALVERN EAST

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Gavin is one of the most honest and dependable people I know.

His new business is a great and much-needed initiative.

He is highly skilled driver and teacher I would encourage anyone wishing to learn with Gavin to make contact and get started.

CHRISTINE NIXON (Retired Chief Commissioner of Police, Victoria)

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Thanks for all the classes! I'm sad I won't be driving with you anymore ;)

MAGDALENA -MOUNT WAVERLEY

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If anyone can teach someone to drive Gavin it is you.

Very best in the business.

KELVIN GLARE (Retired Chief Commissioner of Police, Victoria)

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I just want to thank you for all the wisdom you have imparted on me, on driving and for life.

Thanks for being the best driving instructor ever!

I'm driving to Uni this morning!!

Once again, thank you for teaching me, and for relaying the importance of not hurrying!!!

LIZZY

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Gavin is the best instructor, he is calm, patient, friendly and cares about making sure learners know the road and feel confident in their driving abilities.

Gavin has a great rapport with his students and therefore makes the lessons enjoyable and fun, I can highly recommend Gavin he has taken 2 of our 3 children through their lessons and onto passing their test first time around, thanks Gav you are awesome.

CHRISTINE STOCKDALE

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Gavin is an amazing teacher. We are super pleased that both our daughters got their licence the first time and that is all down to Gavins techniques which assisted her ,and our family in getting through this !

He has great knowledge, experience and professionalism.

I don't often leave reviews, but trusting in someone to teach a learner driver is a huge investment and you need to get it right first time!

ALI ZAITZ

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Definitely recommend Gavin to anyone who wants to not only pass their manual driving test but to learn the ins and outs of manual driving and staying safe on the road no matter the environment.

OLIVER QUINN

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I could not recommend Gavin more!!

He is very calm, patient and knows what he's talking about.

I can hands down say that if I had not got Gavin, I would have given up on driving manual and just driven automatic.

Gavin wants you to do well but as well as having fun along the way!!!

RECOMMEND HIGHLY !!!!

JENNIFER POWER HORAN

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Gavin is an excellent driving instructor.

Gavin is very knowledgeable, very organised, patient and just a nice person!

BILL KATIS

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Gavin is the best instructor ever!!

Gavin is so patient, kind, reliable and easy going. Before I decided to learn manual I had really bad experiences with other instructors.

Manual Driving Made Easy helped me not only pass my test but feel safe, prepared and knowledgeable for all my future experience on the roads.

For anyone wanting learn manual, thinking of learning manual or want to improve their manual driving.

Gavin is the instructor to be!

KATE DAWSON

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I just want to thank Gavin personally for teaching me how to drive a manual car. Couldn't have done it without you.

I did tell him during our first lesson I'll never drive a manual car..ever.

Years have passed, and I drive a manual car everywhere I go.

Thank you!

CHLOE LIM

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My clutch control was not the best before I started getting driving lessons, however after my time with Manual Driving Made Easy, I am a lot more confident and smarter driver.

Definitely worth it for anyone learning to drive manual!

MAX TURNER

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Amazing instructor that has great knowledge of manual driving and road safety!

Great guy and makes learning to drive fun.

MONICA TRAN

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Really great driver instructor, referring all my friends

TYLER ORWIN

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Gavin is the best driving instructor!!

He was so calm while teaching me to drive and incredibly patient!

I was so nervous when I started but he was reassuring and made me laugh!!

Would not have got my licence without his lessons!

Very grateful!

Thanks Gav, you’re the best!

MURRAYA LANE

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Gavin is such a friendly and knowledgeable instructor.

He made driving with him an enjoyable experience, whilst he was also able to teach me how to drive confidently and smoothly.

I would 100% recommend him

CLAIRE SALMON

Principal Driving Instructor

Gavin McGraw

Owner and Principal Driving Instructor at Manual Driving Made Easy Drive School

I am a fully qualified driver with 38 years of experience driving manual cars. I also teach risk aversion driving and most importantly teach my students to "Drive to Survive".

My brand promise to our customers educating students 16-65 manual driving with ease and confidence and mitigating risk for themselves and other drivers.

My drive school specifically teaches our students to "Drive to Survive".

Our focus at Manual Driving Made Easy is to not only teach our students how to drive a manual car, but just as importantly the education and experience of risk evasive driving.

We believe this core skill to be paramount for all of our students, and believe that once they have learned to drive with Manual Driving Made Easy, our students have an advantage over their peers.

My drive school has a unique advantage over other driving schools and driving instructors, I have over 38 years experience working with Victoria Police and in particular being responsible for driving the Chief Commissioner of Victoria, I have the expertise and skills to teach your kids or loved ones how to safely and confidently drive a manual car.

Our deliverable skills and services are as follow:

Manual driving lessons for students who have never had a licence.

Manual driving lessons for students who currently have an automatic licence and need to learn manual driving for their work (Just taken on a new job where you need a manual licence) or for personal reasons.

Risk Aversion Driving- "Drive to Survive" This is an integral learning for all our students of any age or experience level.

I am very passionate about making the roads a safer place to be for ourselves and our children.

Given my previous background with Victoria Police and my previous experience with RACV drive school, I believe Manual Driving Made Easy drive school is the best place to learn manual driving.

Payment Methods

Payment is required at pick up for your Lesson or Drive Test, otherwise we can't progress with the drive.

Cash is acceptable on the day or if a direct deposit then at least 3 days prior to the Lesson/Test so it clears our bank account prior to the drive.

Credit card facility is also available on the day.

Bank Account details are

BSB: 704-230

A/C No.: 100 431 880

A/C Name: MANUAL DRIVING MADE EASY Reference: (Students Name).

Thank you for your support.