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Thames Driver Training provides AA Defensive Driving courses in the Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki Plains area.

We also provide in-house Defensive Driving courses by arrangement for your school, organisation or workplace. Please contact us to arrange an in-house course for your private group.

Course numbers are limited, so please book ahead to ensure your place.

Below are our next 2024 Defensive Driving courses to be held in Thames and Waihi. Future dates will be advised here and on our Thames Driver Training Facebook page.

Please fill out the form here to be emailed with our upcoming course dates.

AA Defensive Driving Course


This course is held over four sessions from 6 - 8pm


  • 19 March Tuesday

  • 21 March Thursday

  • 26 March Tuesday

  • 28 March Thursday

Thames Course Venue:
Jack McLean Centre
707-799 Rolleston St

Course fee $239

Course numbers are limited


The course is held over four sessions from 6 - 8pm


  • 18 June Tuesday

  • 20 June Thursday

  • 25 June Tuesday

  • 27 June Thursday

Waihi Course Venue:
Waihi Memorial Hall
41 Seddon St

Course fee $239


Course numbers are limited

Thames Defensive Driving Course
Waihi Defensive Driving Course

AA defensive driving courses

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The AA Defensive Driving Course fee of $239 covers;

  • 9 hours learning time in total held over 4 two hour group sessions in the evening.

  • One on one driver tuition for one hour in the comfort of your own car with professional Driving Instructor, Gavin Buchanan at Thames Driver Training.

  • AA Defensive Driving Course Certificate (NZQA approved and great for your CV too!).

  • Course materials to keep


HOW to RegisteR

Are you a school or organisation wanting to bulk book people, or arrange your own in-house Defensive Driving course?

Please contact us directly to arrange this.

  1. Click here to go to the AA website Defensive Driving Course registration page.

  2. Select the course location you want to enrol for (Thames or Waihi)

  3. Fill out the online registration form using your exact same legal name on your driving licence (even if it is not your preferred name)

  4. We will contact you regarding payment options for the course and will confirm your place once payment is received.

What to bring:

  • Yourself

  • Your Drivers Licence

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Want to know when the next Defensive Driving course is?

Pop your name and contact details on the form below and we'll email to let you know when our next course dates are as soon as we know :-) 

Thanks! We'll let you know as soon as we have the next dates organised!

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