Wanderer Program

Providing practical support to those who may not have the resources to obtain a driver’s licence by getting them on the road to opportunity and independence.


Our Driver Mentors are employed based on their experience in Youth Work, Community Service or Mentoring.  Sitting side by side with the same mentor for 50 hours of one-on-one mentoring to work through any challenges they are facing in all facets of their life whilst learning to drive has been critical to the success of the Wanderer Program.

Meaningful relationship between mentor and participant will provide the grounds to;

  • Create a safe and engaging learning environment for participants.
  • Share 50 hours on the road and assist participants to get their provisional licence.
  • Further our understanding of any other barriers to employment, or a safe and stable home life that may exist.
  • This relationship is central to our program; two people in a safe environment, sharing stories, issues, culture, life goals and 50 hours on the road.



I came away from this event with absolutely no doubt in my mind, that the McGovern Foundation is changing lives, and I will contribute in any way I can to the success of the Foundation.

Karen Thomas

Local Jobs Program – Kalgoorlie


Once again thank you McGovern Foundation, Andrew, Rhys, Kyle, Lucinda and everyone. You invested so much time and energy into this both my sons. It's so appreciated. You're way more than driving instructors and for that my family is very grateful.

Cherie Slater

Mother of participant


Thanks to the McGovern Foundation and especially Andrew McGovern for his patience with my Son Wayne. This is an amazing program that you are helping the indigenous community of WA to achieve, when in some circumstances would be out of reach. Just to get the supervised hours up, and to teach them all the little things that make all the difference. Personally, I cannot thank you enough.

Petria Borgas

Mother of participant


So over the moon Kobe passed his PDA and Kobe is too. We can't thank u enough for all the time and effort u have given Kobe. He told me how u help him talk through things and give him advice. It be good to have someone like you in his life. Thank you once again.

Kobe's Mum


Thank use heaps couldn’t have done it without you

Lukarn Pairama



You guys are changing lives in this town man! So proud to see Johnny holding his P's. You guys at McGovern Foundation should feel so proud and satisfied with yourselves. You're helping people take big steps. It's awesome!


Narrogin Participant

Our Locations

Our Wanderer Program is run in many locations and we have a strong connection and focus on supporting regional Western Australia. We run our programs in the following locations;

  • Perth Metro
  • Katanning
  • Narrogin
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Coolgardie
  • Kambalda