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Safe Drive Training (SDT) was founded in 1995 and has grow to become on of Asia-Pacific's leading driver training providers

Safe Drive Training offers a range of driver education products and training programs to private participants, education institutions, multinational companies (with global Health and Safety policies), local industry, police and government departments. Up to 5000 drivers complete Safe Drive Training programs annually across the Asia-Pacific region. We have trained over 100,000 drivers since 1996 (importantly more than 80,000 novice drivers have benefited from our safe driving programs).

International Experience, Local Knowledge

With our Head Office in Brisbane (Australia), Safe Drive Training is exposed to international best practice regarding road safety and driver education techniques in a country with a highly developed road safety industry. However by developing strategic partnerships and regional offices in Singapore, Port Moresby, Jakarta and Mumbai, Safe Drive Training can deliver training more economically with local instructors (in local languages) and address the local driving culture, all backed by worlds-best-practice standards and resources.


Our Partners

Safe Drive Training (Aust) Pty Ltd has entered into strategic partnerships with the following training schools:

  • Xvolution (Singapore)
  • Indonesia Defensive Driving Center (IDDC)
  • Nashworks Motoring (India)
  • SDS Driver Training (Romania)
  • Drive Safe Australia (Western Australia)

Our Brands

SDT operates under various sub-brands to promote the training service for that field of driving.

Our Motto

Our corporate motto is SAFE DRIVER ARE LIFESAVERS which represents how drivers hold the lives of themselves, their passengers and other road users in their hands and under the influence of their decision making and attitude.


Unique training resources are available

Safe Drive Training has produced a range of driver training handbooks, videos, PowerPoint Presentations and written tests for use by High Schools, Driving Schools and Parents. In 1999, Safe Drive Training sent a free copy of our Safe Driving educational Handbook to every High School and Driving School in Australia and New Zealand.

Our Safe Driving Video (and DVD) was used by 1250 High Schools throughout Australia and New Zealand. A modified version of our video was also used by the NRMA as part of their Safe Driving Programs.

During the COVID pandemic we developed a free 8-part video series to help parents teach novice drivers.

SDT has developed eLearning videos for Coles Supermarkets, Tasty Fresh Food Company and Brisbane City Council.

Simulator Driver Training offers a range of affordable driving simulators built in our Logan City (Brisbane) Head Office. Our simulators are in use across Australia and in many overseas locations. With 75 users in Australia + Dubai, Qatar x 2, Egypt, Nigeria, Trinidad, Bangladesh x 4, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea x 3

Safe Drive Training is alsothe Exclusive Distributor for the Fatal Vision range of alcohol and drug education resources, including the full range of Fatal Vision Drunk Driving Simulation Goggles Concussion Goggle, Marijuana Goggle and the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE) Drunk Driving Go-kart.

Types of Training we offer:

Driver Training PNG

SDT has been conducting driver training in Papua New Guinea since 2008. We have been working with many of the largest oil, gas, energy and security companies. As such we have unrivalled experience. See


Training Centre Design

Safe Drive Training offers an engineering consultancy service for the design of driver training centres and motorsport facilities. This includes conceptual layouts of the actual facility and feasibility studies (business case reports) to ascertain the viability and potential earnings to be generated from the complex. Having used venues in so many countries across the Asia-Pacific region we know what works and what doesn't. So why would you engage an architect or engineer that has no experience in the field of driver training?

Training Highlights

  • Safe Drive Training instructors were part of the team of Drive Safe Australia instructors that provided the driver training for the 1995 Adelaide F1 Grand Prix Celebrity Race.
  • Safe Drive Training were appointed by IMG and Ateco Automotive (Suzuki distributors) to conduct the Celebrity Driver Training for the 1996 Gold Coast Indy Car Grand Prix. This event remains as the only Celebrity Race held in Australia were no vehicles were damaged during the training or the actual race (even with the challenging street-circuit layout on the Gold Coast)
  • SDT Instructors worked for the Porsche Driving Experience Training Program, at the Mt. Cotton Training Centre (1997),
  • Team Leaders for the 1999 Proton World Tour (Cairns-Melbourne-Sydney) - the Australian media launch of Satria GTI
  • Appointed by Yokohama Tyres to conduct the Asia-Pacific Media Launch for the A539 Tyre (2001), at Darlington Park Raceway (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Awarded Highly Commended in the 2001 Queensland Road Safety Awards for our High School Driver Training Program. Awarded Highly Commended in the 2005 Queensland Road Safety Awards for our Physics in Motion Science Program.
  • Appointed by BF Goodrich to conduct the media launch for the g-force Sport Tyre ( Brisbane , 2003) the "Got What it Takes" g-Force Sport Launch at Queensland Raceway and the Mt. Cotton Training Centre remains the largest tire launch ever conducted in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Appointed by Michelin to conduct the launch of the Pilot Sport Tyre at the Sepang F1 Circuit (Malaysia 2004)
  • Appointed as the training managers for the 2004 Asian Motorsports Festival. Asian Motorsports Festival Launch at BRC Circuit, Bangkok (ACI Conferences) and the JDM Track Day and Supercar Sunday at Sepang F1 Circuit , Malaysia
  • Appointed by GTRadial Tyres to conduct Ride and Drive Programs across Australia
  • Appointed by Mercedes Benz China to conduct Ride and Drive Programs for the S-350 model during 2006/07
  • Appointed to run the X-box 360/FHM Forza Motorsports 2 Drift School (Tokachi International Speedway, Japan)
  • Appointed to conduct the media launch for the "Conti-Sport Contact 3" at Eastern Creek Raceway (Sydney, 2007) for Tyres 4U
  • Appointed by Audi Asia-Pacific to conduct the customer launch for the Audi A4 model (Singapore 2008)
  • Appointed by Pirelli Asia-Pacific to conduct a dealer ride and drive event in Taiwan (December 2008)
  • Appointed by Exxon-Mobil PNG to become the baseline driver training program (replacing Smith Systems)
  • Appointed by Indonesia Police to conduct training to their senior instructors (2012 & 2013, 2019)
  • Appointed by Singapore Government (via tender) to deliver tactical driver training over 6 weeks
  • Appointed by Tasty Fresh Food Company to develop eLearning induction driver training videos (2022)

Where it all started

In 1990, Graham Neilsen and his friend Bob Townsend started Safe Drive Training (part-time operation) as an offshoot of their motorsport activities. In 1995, Graham's son (Joel) joined the company as a trainee instructor. In 1996, operations became fulltime and our High School training program started (then known as the Quest Safe Drive 1000). In 2001, Joel and his wife Kylie purchased Safe Drive Training from Graham and Bob. From these humble beginnings Safe Drive Training has developed to become the leader in the field of driver education and training in the Asia-Pacific region.






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