AA Ignition

To be eligible for our AA Ignition offer, you need to:

  • Hold a learner licence that was issued within the last year
  • Be an AA Member (including Youth and Associate Membership) or have a family member who is an AA Member - *this could be your parent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister or grandparent
  • Have a valid email address - we need this to send your vouchers and contact you about your lessons

Three free driving lessons with an AA driving instructor

Please note: There is a daily limit for free driving lessons.

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You're eligible for three free driving lessons!

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However, you can still talk to us about driving lessons on 0800 223 748

You can join the AA to receive the free driving lesson benefit.*

Learner drivers aged up to and including 19 years of age can join for a special Membership rate of $50.

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*Free driving lessons are available to those who have received their learner driver licence within the last year and live in areas where free driving lessons are available.

*this could be your parent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister or grandparent

What happens next

As soon as you sign up for AA Ignition we’ll email you a printable voucher (valid for 60 days) for your first lesson. You’re ready to roll! An AA driving instructor will contact you to book your lesson. You'll receive your next voucher after your first lesson and your final voucher after your second lesson. These vouchers are also valid for 60 days.

Please note: Your free driving lessons will be spaced at least 1 month apart, to allow for you to practice what you have learnt.

If you can’t make it to a scheduled lesson, please let your instructor know at least one full day beforehand. Your instructor will re-book you at an agreed date and time. If you have lost your instructor's details, please call us on 0800 223 199.

After taking your three free lessons, we recommend another two or three paid lessons to lock in your learning and increase your confidence on the road. These extra lessons will also increase your chances of passing your restricted test first time.


What to bring to your lessons

  1. Your AA Ignition voucher
    This will be emailed to you
  2. Learner driver licence
    You can't do any driving without this
  3. Corrective eye wear (glasses or contact lenses)
    If they're required as a condition of your learner licence
  4. Appropriate footwear (no jandals)
  5. AA Ignition progress booklet
    This will be provided at your first lesson

Defensive driving course (DDC)

After you've gained driving experience with AA Ignition, you can build on that by progressing to a defensive driving course.

An AA Defensive Driving Course consists of four two-hour classroom sessions and a one-hour drive with a tutor. As well as reducing the time you have to wait before getting your full licence, it helps to make you a safer, more skilled driver..

Download our lesson plan that includes what will be covered in each lesson, and what you should practice with your supervisor between lessons.

Download lesson plan

For more information about our Defensive driving course, take a look.

More about DDC