Welcome to CARS

At Calare Academy of Road Safety (CARS), we pride ourselves on being the industry leaders in driver education in the NSW Central West.

We have a dedicated team of instructors who conduct lessons in Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow and beyond.

We believe proactively teaching new and seasoned drivers to be safe and confident drivers on our roads benefits everyone in the community.

Winner 2017 – Peak Connect Carillon Awards Business of the Year
Winners 2015 – Excellence in Professional Services Bathurst Carillon Awards
Members of the NSW Driver Trainers Association
Members of the Australasian College of Road Safety

Instructor Licence 9517
RMS Driving School Number – 21507650

About Us

Calare Academy of Road Safety (CARS)

At CARS, we pride ourselves on being the industry leaders in driver education in the NSW Central West. We have a dedicated team of instructors who conduct lessons in Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow and beyond. We proactively teach new and seasoned drivers to be safe and confident drivers on our roads.

Learn from the best

Our enthusiastic and patient instructors guide students to learn more with every lesson. We strive to deliver better and safer drivers in our communities and on our nations roads.

Our lesson plans are structured with an industry-leading approach where students learn the best practices for successful and defensive driving in late model vehicles featuring 5-star ANCAP safety ratings.

Ready to book?

Call today on 0455 772 797

Company Director: Matthew Irvine
ABN: 66 605 809 603
ACN: 605 809 603

iDrive NSW is the parent company of Panorama Road Safety and Calare Academy of Road Safety.

Learner Drivers

Over 20 years teaching learner drivers

We provide professional and proactive driving instruction for learner drivers at all levels. We have experience with all types from first timers through to seasoned drivers who need a refresher course. With our fleet of current model, dual controlled vehicles, you’re in the safest possible hands in an environment that will put your nerves at ease.

Tailored Skills and Expertise

Our lessons are tailored to your needs and we have the expertise to help draw out your strengths and build skills and knowledge in areas that need improving. Classes focus on skills including:

Start at the beginning

If you’re brand new to the road, we can help you get the right skills in place to be a safe and effective driver on the roads.

Practice RMS Driving Tests

If you’re nearly ready to do your driving test come do a practice run with us. We can give you feedback and help you work on areas that need improving.

Experience more driving conditions

If you’re ready to try driving beyond quiet suburban streets we can help. Open road, multi lane and highway driving lessons help build confidence and safer driving skills.

Hazard Perception

New drivers need to learn that not all life on the road is predictable. Learn how to handle hazards on the road and unexpected events.

What would you do if you encountered water running across the road?
How do you react when you see kangaroos?
When is it safe to cross the intersection when traffic lights are out?

Knowing how to handle unpredictable events will make you a safer driver and can even save your life.

View our Learner Driver Packages here

Fleet Drivers

Whether your vehicles are branded or not, a fleet driver needs to conduct themselves safely and professionally to ensure the company is represented favourably regardless of if the vehicle is branded or not. Our Fleet Driver Assessments can reassure you that your vehicle and reputation are in good hands.

It is recommended to assess your drivers every 2 to 3 years.

One on One Assessments

Our one on one assessments allow managers to access detailed reports which outlines the strengths and weaknesses of employees who drive their fleet vehicles. The reports are measurable, objective and can reassure an organisation that their driver’s performance on the road is professional and safe.

Classroom Sessions

Our classroom sessions are ideal for small groups seeking to refresh their knowledge of risk and acceptable behaviour on NSW roads. These classroom sessions are excellent for long term drivers who may not be aware of the current road rules.

We also offer remedial sessions for drivers who have had an unacceptable number of incidents while driving a fleet vehicle.

Types of fleet vehicles

Our assessments and classroom sessions cover the following vehicles:

  • All standard vehicles that require a Class C license
  • Small buses
  • Limousine driver assessment

Would you like more information? Contact us today.

Occupational Therapy & Brain Injury Assessment

Do you need an assessment due to accident or injury?

Brain injury assessment requires specialist attention and we have the experience and the equipment to help you on your journey to return to the road. We can work in close consultation with your Occupational Therapist, who will work with the RMS, to ensure you have appropriate assessment and training for your needs. Our modified vehicles have disability aids including manual (assisted) steering and ability to drive without using pedals.

We can help you transition to a modified vehicle

If you have suffered a new injury we can help you to transition from standard to modified vehicles.  We create a safe and productive environment where you will learn the right skills and coaching to achieve your goals.

We also offer lessons for clients with intellectual disabilities and complex needs.

Occupational therapists and direct contact clients can now check availability for lessons and assessments through our booking engine.


Contact us today