About Us


123 Drive Right services all of the North and North East suburbs of Melbourne



123 Drive Right is a joint venture between Dave Barnes from Mill Park and Laurie Murphy from Greensborough.  123 Drive Right Driving School covers all of the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

Dave and Laurie decided to start up 123 Drive Right Driving School because they are passionate about road safety and giving our people the best start to their driving careers.

123 Drive Right wants to equip our learners with not only the knowledge to pass the Vic Roads Driver Test, but also to ensure all our learners have the necessary skills and attitudes to be safer drivers and competent drivers on our ever increasing busy road system.

At 123 Drive Right we feel its just as important to know about driving dynamics, road craft, courtesy and safety as it is to pass the test and become a solo driver.

Whether a young person just starting out or older and never had a need for a licence, or have not driven for some time and want to learn again, 123 Drive Right will teach you everything you need to know and teach you to "drive right, first time, every time!.

Who is going to help you be the best driver you can be?

Dave Barnes from Mill Park and Laurie Murphy from Greensborough have over

75 years experience behind the wheel

of various motor vehicles, including manual and automatics, light trucks, heavy trucks and mini buses.

They also have over 40 years experience in teaching various courses for both the Victoria Police and Royal Australian Navy.


Dave and Laurie both worked in Victoria Police and were experienced long term members of the Highway Patrol driving both manual and automatic pursuit vehicles.  They both have extensive knowledge of the Road Laws of Victoria having instructed Victoria Police members in traffic law for many years.

David lives in Mill Park and Laurie lives in Greensborough.


Big thank you to Dave, for helping me throughout my journey to successfully getting me P’s!! thank you for being very patient and a great instructor !!

Courtney Hedger November 2018

A big massive thanks to Dave for helping me get my licence today 😁 forever grateful.. absolutely amazing teacher highly highly recommended 😁 thank you 😁 Bec Sauvola December 2018

Thank you so much Laurie! Couldn’t have done it with out your help!  Madison January 2019

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