The Full Gear Motorcycle Safety Program is for young people who want to get their learner’s motorcycle license but who are having problems getting it. It is a collaboration between East Devonport Neighbourhood House, Devonport Community House, Strength4Life and Devonport City Council
The Full Gear – Devonport Trial is supported by the Road Safety Advisory Council through the Department for State Growth.
About Full Gear:
When you join the Full Gear Motorcycle Safety Program you will:
- receive personal safety gear worth $400.
- complete the 2-day day pre-learner motorcycle course (worth $704).
- complete 4 x 2-hour road safety sessions, one session a week over 4 weeks.
All of this is free of charge. There is no cost to you.
East Devonport Neighbourhood House
106 David St, East Devonport
Wednesday 12 April, 19 April, 26 April, 3 May 11am – 1pm
(lunch is provided)
Devonport Community House
10 Morris Ave, Devonport
Thursday 13 April, 20 April, 27 April, 4 May 11am – 1pm
(lunch is provided)
Only 16 places available (8 in each location).
Applications open on Wednesday 1 March 2023 and close Wednesday, 22 March 2023 at 5pm.
If you need help to fill in the application form, please call Angela at Devonport Library on 6478 4230.
To be eligible to participate in Full Gear, you must:
- be more than 16 years, 6 months and under 25 years of age when participating in Full Gear
- face barriers to obtaining a Learner’s motorcycle licence including financial difficulties
- be able to complete a motorcycle road rules knowledge test
- live in the Devonport local government area.
In the road safety sessions you will learn about:
- Correct protective and safety gear
- Crashes; where, how and why they happen
- Risk factors; alcohol and drugs, road rage and attitude
- Community responsibility and involvement in road safety
- Safe riding (Roadcraft); observation and responses to road conditions
- Legal responsibility of licence holders, including registration and insurance etc.
You must commit to:
• Safe motorcycle riding and promoting safe riding in your community
• A Code of Conduct for the duration of the program
• 100% on-time attendance at the 4 x 2-hour sessions
• Helping to plan and deliver a community awareness event or campaign
• Participating in surveys (before, during and after the sessions)
• Receiving a phone call from us 6 months after the course