Instructors at Streetwise Driver Training

Driving School Instructor Danielle


I Teach: Automatic Lessons, Manual Lessons (in your own car), Keys2Drive and Test Packages in Gold Coast North

My Experience: 5+ years around the entire Gold Coast and surrounding areas

My Super Power: Danielle’s bright, and bubbly personality can put even the most nervous drivers at ease. Danielle has a lovely caring nature; she is fully invested in every student she teaches. Danielle has many years’ experience in teaching people to drive (and taught both her sons to drive) and has a great reputation around the Gold Coast. She loves a challenge and is determined to bring the best result possible from each of her students.

 Why I love my job: Danielle loves keeping the lessons alive, when anyone has a bad day, she can tell by the end of the lesson, their head is cleared and they are feeling much better. She loves her job! She specialises in teaching teenagers how to drive – not just passing their test but how to watch other people and drivers actions and predict their next move.

   When I'm Not Working: Danielle is a Mum with 3 kids. She loves her dogs, Camping, 4WD'ing, Photography and Tik Tok. She has over 200 pairs of funky earrings and matching t-shirts!     

   Qualification: Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, Blue Card

Driving School Instructor Adam


  • Automatic Lessons
  • Manual Lessons

Adam has an extensive background in training and driving and has many years’ experience in a variety of industries

Adam is qualified to instruct students in both auto and manual vehicles, and his caring and understanding nature provides the perfect environment for learning to drive

Adam teaches under the philosophy of journeying with each of his students, he enjoys taking on students with various levels of experience and helping them to gain their freedom and independence by achieving one of the most important milestones in their lives; obtaining their drivers licence.

Driving School Instructor Dan


I Teach: Automatic Lessons in Gold Coast North

 My Experience: Dan has worked for 2 years at Streetwise and has taught over 2000 driving lessons!

 My Super Power: Dan specialises in safe driving practices, test preparation, confidence boosting and motivation. He enjoys meeting new people and helping international students get their Australian licence as he is originally from the UK. Dan is able to bring the best out of every student by focusing on positives and effectively changing bad habits into good habits. He also holds a Heavy Vehicle drivers license so can understand what nearly all other road users are thinking and identify potential hazards to be aware of. He is qualified in a number of safety disciplines.

 Why I love my job: Dan has trained many students in a variety of subjects around the world, his passion to pass on knowledge is well documented and evident in the results his students receive. He likes sharing student’s success when passing their driving test and helping them achieve their driving goals. His main aim is to instill the importance of getting home in the same state you left, be aware of what other drivers are doing at all times and avoiding dangerous situations.

 In a previous life: Dan has over 30 years recreational driving experience in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He worked throughout the GCC States as a Sales Manager in the FMCG sector, then moved to Asia and worked in Professional Services and Sales Training. A lifestyle change prompted him to relocate to England and retrain as a Chef which eventually led him to Australia.

 When I’m Not Working: Dan is still passionate about food and travel. He taught both his daughters how to drive with first time passes and enjoyed it so much he became an instructor. He enjoys cooking, mountain biking, backgammon, scuba diving and Japanese Jitsu.

 Qualification: Queensland Accredited Driver Trainer, Blue Card

Driving School Instructor Greg


  • Automatic Lessons
  • Manual Lessons

Greg teaches both automatic and manual lessons.

He has close to 40 years’ experience in driving across a wide variety of different vehicles.

Greg instructs in a calm and friendly manner with a focus on enjoying the driving experience while prioritising safe driving habits for all his students.

He is passionate about guiding learner drivers to become safe and confident road users.

Greg understands that learning to drive can be an anxious experience for a lot of people and always ensures his students can learn in a relaxed and positive environment.

Driving School Instructor Gary


  • Keys2Drive Manual Lessons
  • Automatic Lessons
  • Manual Lessons

Gary is qualified to teach both automatic and manual lessons and is passionate about instructing learners in skillful and safe driving practices.

He is also an accredited Keys2Drive instructor.

Gary teaches all his students in a calm and patient manner and has developed a very effective approach to teaching people to drive over his years of experience as a qualified driving instructor.

Any student who learns with Gary will enjoy the calm, professional and friendly way he delivers each lesson.

Driving School Instructor Phil


I Teach: Automatic and Manual, Keys2drive, Gold Coast Central and South.

 My Experience: Three and a half years teaching students from 16 to 80 years old.

 My Super Power: Phil specialises in teaching all ages with special needs, high anxiety and those looking for work who need a licence. Phil is passionate about teaching students to drive and they appreciate his gentle and patient nature. Phil's life's experiences of people and places enable him to pass on many life experiences to his students. Phil's calm and unnerving nature ensures every student is treated with respect and kindness during what can be a highly anxious and nervous milestone.

 Why I love my job: Phil enjoys teaching all ages to drive and calming the nerves prior to a test. He enjoys making the manoeuvres easier with his step by step plans which he says are sure to make you confident. "I didn't know reverse parking was so EASY" is what he hears a lot.

 In a previous life: Phil has enjoyed driving all kinds of vehicles in the UK, Europe, Northern America, Colombia and even a school bus in Zambia and Botswana! He started off in publishing, was Art Director on The Australian Women's Weekly having worked with 16 different editors before becoming Creative Director of the company within the group. He then freelanced designing cricket books for Ritchie Benaud and other titles including The Institute of Company Directors. He retired for a while but was drawn to teaching people to drive.

 When I'm not working: Phil enjoys spending time with his four adult kids and 10 grandkids, wildlife photography, renovating, art galleries, swimming and cycling.

Qualification: Queensland Accredited Driver Training, Keys2drive, Blue Card Approved.

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