Last month, the NRMA presented Birrang Enterprise Driving Instructor Brett Naden with a $16,000 cheque to fund Birrang’s crucial work in helping indigenous and disadvantaged Australians in regional and rural NSW get their driver’s licence. The funds were raised by NRMA staff and matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.

The privilege of driving is critical to enjoying Australia if you want to take a road trip. However, for the clients of Birrang – of which there has been a remarkable 450 in the last nine months – a licence means more than a holiday. It is a life-changing tool that helps break the shackles of unemployment, social isolation and disadvantage.

Birrang run five-week-long programs in remote and regional centres that give people access to the theory component of the graduated licencing scheme and practical lessons behind the wheel to help them pass their exam.

Birrang staff also help clients deal with outstanding fines through a work and development program. The fines, which when left on an individual’s record can act as a major deterrence to getting a licence, are often given to people for obscure infringements such as not voting or littering.

A number of the clients who access Birrang’s services live with literacy and numeracy skills so the program has been tailored to cater to their needs. This includes providing clients with access to three special touch-screen computers, complete with voice prompts to help people understand the questions.

Brett Naden said the NRMA staff donation would enable Birrang to run a driver training program in Bathurst to help local indigenous youth and adults obtain a drivers licence.

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Birrang Enterprise Development Co Ltd has successfully been verified by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Disability Service Standards.


 Birrang Enterprise Development Company is a Roads and Maritime Services recognised Driving School (Number 21036343), employs four (4) RMS Accredited Driving Instructors and currently has five (5) dual control vehicles.


Birrang is contracted to deliver Tenant Support and Community Education workshops across New South Wales. Currently we are delivering Life Skills Workshops to participants aligned with Wattle Tree House on Tuesdays and last Thursdays of the month in Bathurst. Birrang also delivers the Strengthening Young Aboriginal Parent workshops on a fortnightly basis to the Glenroi and Bowen communities within Orange.

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Birrang has been contracted to deliver smart and skilled training in the Central West.  We are currently taking enrollments in Orange and Forbes.  Supported classroom delivery, 2 days per week.  Subsidies are available.


Birrang has recently partnered with Marathon Health and Waste Aid to support the implementation of innovative pilot programs..


Birrang was established in 2003 and has been in continuous operation since its establishment. Birrang was established as a regional based community service provider offering employment and related services to Aboriginal people of New South Wales. Over time, Birrang has expanded its activities to include people from other cultures and backgrounds, in response to identified needs and opportunities.

The Board of Directors all of whom are Aboriginal are located in Bourke, Griffith, Balranald, Bathurst, Deniliquin and Albury. The Board of directors have held their positions since 2003 with the exception of our Bourke director who joined our company in 2012.

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