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Driver training

The initial aim of the club is to ensure that all members are proficient 4 wheel drivers. To assist in this end, our club has a driver education program for new members. The training is run by our own qualified training team. The team members are very experienced members of the club in touring, and offroading in general. They are there to help people become familiar with their vehicle, with safe four wheel driving techniques, with the various equipment that is available, and to promote responsible bush driving and touring.

Our other aim is to enable people to gain the knowledge and confidence in all aspects of four wheel driving to travel safely and be prepared.

This training is included in your membership fees. Private courses similar to the one provided by our fully accredited training team, may cost hundreds of dollars.

The Driver Education Program is held as a weekend course at the Club Property commencing about 7pm on the Friday and concluding about 4pm on the Sunday.  These are some of the points that the course includes:   

  • Ascending and Descending Steep Hills
  • Recovery Procedures
  • Safety aspects of Vehicle Packing
  • General Tips and Techniques
  • Correct Preparation for Water Hazards
  • Correct Use of Communications Equipment
  • Use and Care of Recovery Equipment

What do I need to bring?

  • Your 4wd. It can be standard just out of showroom. If concerned, please contact trainers.
  • Your club badge.
  • UHF radio and mobile phone. You can borrow a club UHF radio, contact the trainers or equipment officer.
  • Basic camping gear: Chair, cutlery, torch, seasonal clothing, drinking water for 2 days and cooking equipment etc. Wandarrah has a fire pit, hot-plate, kitchen sink, flushing toilets and showers.
  • Food: Breakfast, dinner, snacks and drinks.
  • Camper, caravan, tent or swag. Let us know how much space you need for camper or caravan.
  • Notepad, pen and water bottle.
  • If you have a tow hitch, bring the pin along.
  • Further information will be included in the emails sent through in the days prior to the conduct of the training.

How to get onto the training?

Have a look at the dates available in the Trips area of this site to see what dates Driver Training is being held.  Then give the Driver Training coordinator a call to discuss options.  

Who should complete Driver Training?

While the primary driver must do Driver Training, we also encourage partners to complete the training. This will give them more confidence in the vehicles capabilities as well as give them the experience needed should they need to take over driving at any time. Please talk to the Driver Training coordinator about these options and any other members of your family that may benefit for the training.

Driver training videos

Here are a few introductory videos to the club driver training and you will also get an impression of the types of activities that will be performed throughout the weekend. 

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