What does the RYDE Program do?
The RYDE Program assists young people aged between 16 and 25 to gain their ‘log book hours’ with our Volunteer Mentors.
Who can participate in the RYDE Program?
You can participant in the RYDE Program if you are aged between 16 and 25, have completed enough Driving Lessons to be competent behind the wheel, and have barriers to completing the remainder of your ‘log book’ hours. Some RYDE Programs may have geographical boundaries so check with your RYDE Provider.
How do I get involved?
Go to the RYDE Programs page at www.ryde.org.au/programs, choose a Provider close to you, and make sure you are eligible for that agency. They will make you an online login and help you get started.
Are there any costs involved?
Yes. Each 90-minute session costs the Learner Driver $15 which is only payable online when booking. Other ‘cash’ arrangements may be made with your RYDE Provider on request.
What do I need to sign up?
You need to have a valid Western Australian Learner’s Permit, a mobile phone, and a working email address.
Can I sign up at the RYDE Shopfront?
No, all signups for the RYDE Program need to be done by a RYDE Provider. These can be found at www.ryde.org.au/programs
What area do I need to live in to participate in the RYDE Program?
RYDE Programs may have differing rules regarding geographical eligibility, so check your eligibility with your RYDE Provider.
Will the Program pick me up from my house or school?
No, all RYDE sessions start and finish at a RYDE Shopfront in order to have brief turnarounds between sessions. Learners and Volunteer Mentors meet at the RYDE Shopfront before inspecting the vehicle and commencing the driving session.
Can I choose between male and female Mentors?
Yes, within the RYDE booking system you are able to view information about the Mentor assigned to each available session. There is also a brief ‘bio’ about each Mentor allowing you to find a good match for your needs.
Use this url to be taken to Cockburn RYDE’s information page. https://ryde.org.au/cockburn-ryde If you reside outside the Cockburn area, click the shopfront link above to find your nearest provider.