…your safety is our business, we make learning to drive fun. With Focus, you will gain skills for life and be a confident and safe driver.

Now teaching both Auto & Manual. Focus - outstanding service at fantastic rates

About Us


Focus Driving School is owned by Ben Eliot who has many years experience as a Driving Instructor in Cairns. Ben is also a qualified Defensive Driving Course Instructor. Focus is a family owned and operated business.

Having studied at St. Augustine’s College, Ben then attended James Cook University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Human Services. Previously Ben worked in communications and sales & marketing for both national and international companies.


cheap driving lessons cairns

As a driving instructor Ben gets a real ‘buzz’ when his students pass. Although Focus Driving School is one of the most competitively priced driving schools in the region, the business has successfully developed a reputation for ‘outstanding professional service at fantastic rates’.

Focus offers both Auto and Manual lessons. To book Auto either call the Focus office direct on 0432 106 081 or book online.
For Manual you can call Ben direct on 0458 700 008 or the Focus office.
OR simply complete the booking form below – its easy.

Learner Licence

Getting your learner licence
You can apply for a learner licence in Queensland when you turn 16.
You need to pass a road rules test before you can get your learner licence.
We suggest you complete the new interactive test online.  It is called PrepL.
To prepare for the test, study the Queensland’s road rules. There is also a road rules refresher test.
Practicing the test online will help you decide when you are ready to take the test.

cairns driving schools
Cairns affordable Driving Lessons

Your Learner logbook …
Apply online for your learner logbook
If you are 25 or older, you are not required to complete the learner logbook, however, it is recommended that you do.
For previous, interstate or overseas driving experience find out how to record your hours.
Focus also provides refresher courses and driving lessons to upskill jobseekers.

*Note: If you choose an automatic, you may only operate an automatic vehicle. Any new vehicles which you rent or buy must be automatic as well. If you want to drive a manual car in the future, you would be wise to learn on a manual which automatically allows you to drive both kinds of vehicles.


Booking your first lesson with a professional driving instructor.

Call Ben 0458 700 008 or Focus Driving School Office on 0432 106 081. We will always endeavour to return your call within the hour.

Or use the booking form below, it’s easy.

 Lessons  Prices
Prepaid Powerpack 5 x 1 hour lessons $370
Prepaid Powerpack 5 x 1.5 hour lessons $550
Awesome Foursome 2 x 1.5 hour lessons plus 2 x 1 hour lessons (4 lessons total) $370
2 x 1.5 hour lessons $230
1.5 hour lesson $115
1 hour lesson $80
Test Package We book the test for you, pre-test & hire of vehicle $230
Drive PRO Pack

We book your Driving Test for you,
Offer hire of vehicle,
Plus Pre-Test lesson
A full day Defensive Driving Course

‘Taking Safety to the Next Level’

Test Booking Only We book the test for you.
*If intending to hire a focus vehicle this ensures availability
Test package using own car Test booking and pre-test $155
Hire of car only  $80

Remember 1 hour with a professional driving instructor gives you 3 hours in your logbook.
Our prepaid packages of 5 lessons give you 15 hours in your logbook.
And our prepaid packages of 10 lessons give you 30 hours in your logbook.

Payment is due prior to each lesson/s either in cash, by EFT or buy booking online.

Defensive Driving Course
7 hour defensive driving course $249

Order a Gift Voucher as a gift to a friend, relative or even yourself!

Book our Defensive Driving Course or click here to learn more

Why Focus?

Your safety is our business, we have the necessary:

Business and Public Liability Insurances
Blue card and Police clearance.
Our Instructor/s also undertake a Defensive Driving Course.

Ben drives a Mazda Sports Hatch with low mileage which is well maintained on a regular basis.


affordable driving school cairns

Why Focus – Because that’s what you’ve got to do to learn how to drive properly

Contact Us

Ben: 0458 700 008
Office: 0432 106 081
Email: info@focusdrivingschoolcairns.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusdrivingschoolcairns
Instagram: @focusdrivingschoolcairns

You will enjoy learning to drive with FOCUS