About Us

Update Covid 19; For the wellbeing of our customers and there families Gary and Sheila are fully vaccinated  ( if you are feeling unwell we would ask you to cancel your lesson ASAP ).

 Gary and Sheila are independent operators of Vanson Driving School which was first established in December 2013.

We have been married over 39 years and we have three fabulous children Stephanie, Daniel and Emma.

We have lived in Mooroolbark / Chirnside Park for over 39 years.

Gary and Sheila both have over 40 years driving experience.

Vanson Driving School offers Manual and Automatic lessons.

Gary and Sheila have done over 7,000 lesson without any car accidents.

Our current drive test pass rate is 92% since first established in December 2013.


Gary’s  and Sheila Qualifications

  • Member of Australian Driver Trainers Association.
  • Accreditation Certificate IV in Transport and Driving Instructor.
  • Holds Certificate Working With Children.
  • Have undergone a Police Check.
  • Have undergone Medical Checks.
  • Have successfully run two other local businesses.
  • Gary has run his own business for over 25 years.
  • Sheila has worked in Customer service for 30 years.
  • Gary history of success in coaching children in sport for over 10 years including Lilydale Netball, Fosters Phantoms Basketball, Chirnside Park Football, Mooroolbark, Croydon and Ringwood Soccer Clubs and Croydon Hockey Club.
  • Gary has been involved in our Mooroolbark Community Bank (serving on steering committee and Board of Directors).


Encourages Parent Involvement

Parents feel free to give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Remember to achieve your 120 logbook hours, you need to start early.

We suggest starting with our New Learners Starters Package 5 lessons (Please check pricing page for details) to get you on the right track.

We believe that together we can get the best possible results.

What’s the different between Vanson Driving School and our opposition.

We normally only do 5 lessons each per day, we are independent operator who run our own business relying on word of mouth referrals as opposed to those large companies who employ sub contractors and who do up to 10 lessons per day.

Just imagine if your child was the 10th lesson for the day.

What type of service would you prefer.

BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR DRIVE TEST; please check with us if we are available for the day of your drive test.

About Gary