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Your friendly Coffs Harbour driving school


 Need lessons with a calm, experienced instructor?

Want to learn to drive with confidence?

Looking for affordable lessons and excellent customer service?


1 hour lesson = 3 logbook hours



At Harbourside Driving School we’ll get you on the road with confidence.

We understand learning to drive can be stressful – you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s a lot to remember. Our instructor Andrew is friendly, patient and calm. He’s qualified and experienced, so you’ll not only feel at ease, but benefit from his expert tuition.

With us, you’ll learn to drive safely in your choice of our clean, well-maintained manual or automatic sedans. Our vehicles are fitted with dual-control pedals, allowing our instructor to stop the vehicle if necessary. This gives added peace of mind for everyone.


Why book driving lessons with us?

There are so many benefits to hiring Harbourside Driving School to help you learn to drive. We’re a friendly Coffs Harbour driving school, a family business and dedicated to giving you excellent, flexible lesson options.

Here’s how you can benefit from driving lessons:

  • Our qualified instructor is always up-to-date with NSW traffic laws

  • Use our vehicles, with dual control pedals for added safety

  • Driving lessons help identify and correct bad habits

  • Achieve your required logbook hours faster

  • Driving lessons can greatly increase your confidence behind the wheel

  • Flexible business hours, we do our best to work around your busy schedule

  • Convenient pick up – want to be picked up from school to start your lesson and be dropped home at the end, no problem – just ask when you make your booking.

If you’re looking for driving lessons in Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Toormina, Boambee, Woolgoolga or Coramba, get in touch to book with us today.


Qualified and safe

Whether you’ve just passed your L’s knowledge test or you haven’t driven in a while and need a refresher, at Harbourside Driving School we welcome drivers of all ages. We also work with international licence holders who may want to brush up on local road rules.

You don’t need any driving experience to book a lesson with us, all you need is:

  • Your current valid Leaners permit or International Driver’s licence

  • Your log book (if you’re under 25)

As a fully qualified driving instructor, Andrew has a current Police Check and Working With Children Check and our vehicles are comprehensively insured.


Book your lesson now



“So impressed with Harbourside Driving School, I have referred many clients to this business and they are so professional and every person that I have referred has come away with their provisional license. This is life changing for so many to have their independence. Andrew is an excellent teacher by all accounts and makes sure that each person feels confident and ready to go for their license as he builds on their self-esteem. Absolutely recommend this driving school!”

– Anita Rixon, Wesley Mission Coffs Harbour


“A massive thank you to Andrew at Harbourside Driving School. His persistence and patience these last 4 months have been amazing and it has paid off as I am now officially a P plater! I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Andrew is such an exceptional instructor. Thank you Harbourside Driving school!”

– Amber, Coffs Harbour


“Andrew from Harbourside Driving School is so lovely and supportive! The manual car is a dream to drive and also very forgiving of any over revving that happens. I’m so glad I learned in a manual as it is a great skill to have to be able to jump into any car. Will recommend to everyone who needs lessons.”

– Elanor, Coffs Harbour


Acknowledgement to Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Gumbaynggirr land on which we work and live. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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