Partnership Programs

Peninsula Pride

Peninsula Pride Flag Peninsula Pride is a Queer Straight Alliance Youth Project funded through Victorian State Government’s Healthy Equal Youth project which aims to raise awareness, promote diversity, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve the overall mental health of young LGBTIQ+ people.

Peninsula Pride works for a safer, more inclusive society for LGBTIQ+ young people across the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.

Peninsula Pride has 3 streams building capacity in young people aged 12-25 years and the communities in which they live, work, study and play.

These 3 streams are:

  • Pride in our families – we provide support to young people and their families, including information and pathways through to other support services.
  • Pride in our schools – we provide support to schools including one on one support to rainbow youth, working with schools to assist their staff with professional development, and supporting the establishment Queer Straight Alliance groups in schools.
  • Pride in our communities – providing LGBTIQA+ advice and support to the wider community.

As with all other services provided by headspace Frankston there is no fee for young people to participate in Peninsula Pride.

Peninsula Pride
Headspace Frankston
62 Playne Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199
P. (03) 9769 6419
F. (03) 9770 5688

headspace@headspacefrankston.org.au 
www.facebook.com/peninsulapride/ 
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TAC L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

L2P Driving The TAC L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is a community based program providing on-road driving experience to Learner Drivers who would otherwise find it difficult to gain the minimum 120 hours driving required to apply for a Victorian Probationary licence. Following the four stages of the Graduated Licencing System, the program focuses on helping young people become safe confident drivers, in an effort to reduce Victoria’s road toll. It also provides an opportunity for young people to interact with positive adult role models, gain confidence and move towards social independence.

The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and the Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Frankston City Council

With the assistance of volunteer mentor driving supervisors, Council provides this program in Frankston City for young people who may otherwise have no access to a supervising driver or vehicle. This is a free service for eligible young people to help them gain the necessary skills to obtain their Probationary Licence.

Who is Eligible for TAC L2P Program

To be eligible for the TAC L2P Program, Learners must:

  • Not have access to either a vehicle, a supervising driver, or both
  • Be between 16 and 21 years of age
  • Hold a current Victorian Learner Permit
  • Live in the City of Frankston municipality

Applications outside of the standard criteria will also be considered.  Please contact the L2P Coordinator for further information. 

What the TAC L2P Program can do for you

  • The Frankston TAC L2P Program will provide you with seven driving lessons with a professional driving instructor who will introduce the necessary skills for safe driving
  • Match you up with a fully-licenced volunteer Mentor who will assist you to practise those skills
  • Provide use of the L2P Program Car
  • Assist you with Driver Safety education and knowledge

The program does not substitute for professional driving lessons, and L2P does not pay for the probationary driving test itself.

Application Process

To apply for the TAC L2P Program, Learners, or their parent or guardian, need to complete a Learner Driver Application form(PDF, 430KB). Completed forms should be sent to the Frankston L2P Coordinator. 

Become an L2P Mentor

The TAC L2P program doesn’t just benefit Learner Drivers. The program gives our volunteer mentors an opportunity to connect with their community, and directly help a young person. We have a full training program for Mentors to ensure you’re well prepared to mentor a Learner Driver and understand your role as a supervising driver.

Mentors need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P Program:

  • be over 21 years old
  • hold a current full Victorian Driver Licence
  • can commit approximately 2 hours per week

(See Required Documents for Mentor Expression of Interest Forms)

Further Information

Helpful Links

  • VicRoads - Read more about getting your Ps
  • Lessons from the Road - Some useful videos for learners and their supervising drivers
  • Keys2Drive - Free driving lessons for all learners and their supervising drivers
  • Drive Smart - Prepare for your licence and become a safer driver

Contact Us

If you meet these criteria, you or your parent, school or community group can contact:

TAC L2P Project Coordinator
P. 03 9768 1313
E. L2P@frankston.vic.gov.au

Proudly Supported By

Lions Frankston     Brotherhood of St Laurence   Vic Roads       VACC Automotive

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Project-Y

Youth Workers collaborate with local services to support young people who are disengaged from education and employment by providing them with wraparound support, positive connections to their local community, and guidance towards a path that will allow them to pursue their passions and aspirations.

We also provide advocacy and support to young people at Frankston Children’s Court with local services.

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Frankie's Cafe

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Frankies Café is a free 10 week program, running on Mondays and Tuesday at Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre. This program teaches young people a wide range of qualifications and experience within the hospitality industry. The program assists young people aged between 15-24, who are not employed or engaged, in education or training.

For more information, contact E: Justin.smith@frankston.vic.gov.au 

     M: 0436 375 930 or

Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre on 9293 7122.

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Living The Dream Foundation

The Fitness Sessions are run by Living the Dream Foundation, Richard Weiss, which provides organised fitness activities, information about healthy diet, lifestyle and wellbeing. The program is designed for disengaged young people aged 15-24 and aims to foster their confidence and development by empowering them to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing, while establishing healthy habits and routines for life.

For more information, contact Frankston Youth Central on 9768 1366.

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The RAD Project

Working with young people 15-24 in the Young Street and Frankston Central Activity District who are at risk of long term socio-economic marginalisation due to disengagement. The project aims to engage youth in various programs and activities that promote positive behaviours and facilitate their access to local services including health, education and employment. An emphasis is put on building capacity and capability of young people to make meaningful connections and contribution to community through creative projects including Street Art programs. This provides young people with the opportunity to express themselves in creative, prosocial ways and connecting with their community in a positive way.

Please contact Laura Glenn at laura.glenn@frankston.vic.gov.au or 0427 664 719 with any queries.

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