With over 30 years in the business, Dalton is the driving school that has educated more drivers (of all ages and skill levels) in south Sydney. Our difference lies in customised driving lessons, support for supervising parents, an advanced driving program, practice tests and qualified instructors with decades of valuable experience. 

 

Dalton instructors care about getting your learner driver through their driving test, but also making sure they are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads.

 

We currently provide driving lessons in the Sutherland Shire, St. George, Inner West, North Illawarra & Bankstown areas. Lessons for learners are undertaken in our fleet of late model cars, fitted with dual controls for extra safety, whilst lessons for older and advanced drivers may be taken in the driver’s own car. Value for money packages are available, as well as a free lesson under the federal government funded Keys 2 Drive program for eligible participants.

Everyone’s needs are different, and our expertise allows us to pinpoint your learning needs, whether it is negotiating a right hand turn safely or successfully completing a reverse park. To make learning easier, tuition must follow a specific order so that the necessary skills can be developed quickly. We utilise this order to provide the most efficient training with the best results. It’s all about quality, rather than quantity.

We also offer unique customer support, providing guidance and resolving issues to ensure everything goes smoothly throughout the learning process. We are truly here to help!

MEET OUR TEAM

MARK

The principal of Dalton Driving School, is well respected in the industry, having taught over 3000 learner drivers, conducted over 30,000 incident free driving lessons, trained over 250 driving instructors in NSW and beyond, and provided road safety lectures to over 30,000 high school students.

 

He holds a Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction, is a member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association of NSW, is a qualified Keys to Drive (K2D) instructor, providing assistance to home tutors as part of the Federal Government’s road safety initiative and is a Service NSW aged assessor.

JOE

An experienced automatic instructor with over 25 years experience. He holds a Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction, is a member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association of NSW and is a qualified Keys to Drive (K2D) instructor, providing assistance to home tutors as part of the Federal Government’s road safety initiative.

 

As part of his commitment to promoting road safety education, Joe has been involved in Kogarah Council’s Senior Drivers Program; as well as a number of local high school road safety programs, providing evaluation drives to students to help them assess and improve their safety on the road.

SHARON

An experienced manual and automatic instructor with over 25 years experience. She holds a Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction, is a member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association of NSW and is a qualified Keys to Drive (K2D) instructor, providing assistance to home tutors as part of the Federal Government’s road safety initiative.

 

As part of this commitment she has participated in various road safety initiatives including high school driver education programs and the Sutherland Shire Council Young Driver Awareness weeks; and is trained in teaching advanced driving techniques.

KEL

An experienced manual instructor with over 20 years experience. He holds a Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction, is a member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association of NSW, is a qualified Keys to Drive (K2D) instructor, providing assistance to home tutors as part of the Federal Government’s road safety initiative and is a Service NSW aged assessor.

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DEAN

An automatic & manual instructor with 20 years mentoring and training experience. He holds a Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction, is a member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association of NSW and is a qualified Keys to Drive (K2D) instructor, providing assistance to home tutors as part of the Federal Government’s road safety initiative.

Dean is passionate about teaching new drivers the skills necessary to be safe drivers for life; and with his proven abilities as a trainer, his excellent communications skills and commitment to his local community in Helensburgh, Dean will continue the Dalton tradition and provide the highest standards in driving tuition, test preparation and support for his students and their families.

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NICK

A driving instructor for over 11 years in NSW with a wealth of experience in driver education from his career as a Police Officer in the UK for over 20 years. Nick spent most of his police career attached to the Highway Patrol and was part of the elite VIP Escort Group, escorting the Royal family and other dignitaries.

He was a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), a UK road safety organisation, where he became an examiner. His qualifications include

Police Advanced Car Driver, Motorcyclist and VIP Motorcyclist,

IAM Car & motorcyclist examiner and a Certificate IV in Driving & Riding Instruction.

Nick is a member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association of NSW and is a qualified Keys to Drive (K2D) instructor, providing assistance to home tutors as part of the Federal Government’s road safety initiative.

Driver safety is one of Nick’s strengths; he believes that teaching young drivers through his experiences will help guide them through their driving career.

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JAMES

An automatic instructor with 15 years experience as an educator, teaching at institutions such as the University of Sydney and National Institute of Dramatic Art. 

In addition to his Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction, James has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Hons) University of Sydney in Theatre & Performance Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Art (Directing), NIDA. Since obtaining these qualifications, he has been invited to lecture at both these institutions.

James has grown up around driving instructors and the driving school industry, absorbing from an early age the importance of safe driving for everyone on the road; and with this experience and his proven advanced teaching and communication skills, James is able to provide the highest standards of tuition to meet the specific needs of every learner driver.