Testimonials

“Hi Neil, My goodness we are so proud that Jeremy passed his test today, it is all attributed to you and your ability to be kind and patient with our son. You were recommended to us and we will certainly be passing on your details to our friends and family. Again many many thanks.

- Jonelle and Matt

“Hi Neil, My goodness we are so proud that Jeremy passed his test today, it is all attributed to you and your ability to be kind and patient with our son. You were recommended to us and we will certainly be passing on your details to our friends and family. Again many many thanks.

- Jonelle and Matt

“Hi Neil. Thanks so much for helping Sally pass her driving test today. Great outcome on her first attempt! Appreciate it:)”

- Mike

“Hi Neil! I just wanted to let you know that I passed my driving test last week. Thanks for all of your help and being a great teacher!”

- Adela

“Hey Neil, Jacob here. Just thought I’d let you know that I pass my HPT today and have my license now. thanks for all your help.”

- Jacob

“Thank you so much for your patience and understanding these past few weeks. I feel that I have been very fortunate to have had you as an instructor. I shall be recommending you to my lovely neice soon when she turns 16 too!

- Helga (Fremantle)

“Thankyou for helping chiara with her driving and helping her to pass. She ( and we) are so happy. She’s a very anxious girl but liked and trusted you more than any instructor she’s had. So thankyou. ”

- Pauline

“Hi Neil, I passed my practical driving test just yesterday. Thankyou for all your instruction last year. ”

- Regards, David

“Hi Neil
I have a very happy little girl here Neil
Thank you so much for all your kind supportive help teaching Erin to drive
I do very much appreciate your help and we’re looking forward to phase 2 and many years of safe driving
Thank you Neil ”

- Michelle

“Hi Neil
I have a very happy little girl here Neil
Thank you so much for all your kind supportive help teaching Erin to drive
I do very much appreciate your help and we’re looking forward to phase 2 and many years of safe driving
Thank you Neil Hi Neil I just wanted to let you know that I passed my driving test and thank you so much for all of your help this year! ”

- Millie

“Thanks for getting Ezra through the test yesterday Neil. We really appreciate all you have done to teach him, and get him to pass. Have a happy Christmas. Will call when son number four is ready to learn in about a year.”

-Melinda

“Dear Neil,
Michael and I just wanted to thank you fo your kindness, gentleness and patience as you taught Simon to dive and for your encouragement for him to try a second time.
We have been blessed by knowing he was in good hands! I am sory I was not able to thank you pesonally, as i had an unexpected appointment. Simon appreciated all of your help as did we. Have a safe and blessed blustmass. ”

- Warm regards, Varena

“Thank you very much for the well designed driving lessons which enable me to pass the test successfully and be a cautious driver on the road. I definitely would recommend your driving school to other new starters”.

- Yadianna

“Hi Neil, just wanted to say ‘Thanks’ for all your help in getting Tom through his driving test this morning. Great result, and certainly a load off my mind! Thanks again!”

- Tom's Mum

“Thank you so much Neil for being an amazing driving instructor, I couldn’t have passed without you. Once again, thank you!”

- Jorji

“Hi Neil. Good news with Kyle on Friday! Thanks for your work with him. Will certainly recommend you to others. All the best, Mark.”

- Mark

“Hi Neil.Thanks for all your help with Bens driving.Can’t believe he got it first time! Cheers,”

- Rose (Bicton)

“Hi Neil, Just wanted to say thanks for being such a great instructor. Continue to teach many more students, showing them and challenging them, that they can do it!”

- Amadea

“Hi Neil, I got it 😊thank you so much πŸ™πŸΌfor help me , Thank you again
Great work ”

-Emma

“Hi Neil thanks for your driving instruction and help booking tests etc. We’re very delighted that Hugo passed yesterday πŸ‘ ”

- Genevieve

“Hi Neil I passed! Thank you so much for the driving lessons I have learnt so much. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. ”

“Hi Neil, just wanted to say a big thank you for all your input with Finn. Fab result. I know Finn has enjoyed lessons with you. He said”He’s great. He teaches me something new every week”. Thanks so much. Hopefully we’ll be in touch in a couple of years when it’s Anya’s turn to learn. Take care ”

- Andrea

“Neil
Thank you so very much for all your time and effort in teaching Emma to drive. She should be very proud of herself.
We will touch base with you in 18 months when our son needs his driving lessons!!”

- Sarah

“Gday Neil – just letting you know that Ben passed his test today. Thanks for the help you gave him. ”

- Regards Les

“Thank you Neil, Holly enjoyed her lessons with you, she is one happy girl best wishes.”

- Yvonne

β€œDear Neil, Thank you so much for your patience and professionalism. And thank you for helping me with the miracle of getting my Phase 2 Learners in 2 weeks. You’ve been a great teacher! All the best and keep in touch.”

- Ioana.

“Hi Neil.Thanks for all your help with Bens driving.Can’t believe he got it first time! Cheers Rose”

- Rose

“Thank you heaps for all the driving lessons mate. I’ll definitely recommend you to people for sure. You’re a good instructor and made things pretty easy I recon.Thank you for waiting down the road most of the time too. So stoked I passed.”

- Jake

“Hi Neil, thanks for your efforts in helping Joe pass his driving test, it has been much appreciated.”

- Marnie (Wilagee)

“Sienna’s Mum said
Sienna passed! Thanks so much for all your teaching and patience Neil! πŸ˜ƒ

And Sienna said
Neil I passed!!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
Thank you so much Neil!!! I know I’m very slow so thank you for putting up with me!”

- I'm so glad I beat my sisters πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

“Hi Neil it’s Dennis I passed my driving test today I felt very confident going in after all those hours so thanks for being of so much help”

- Dennis

“My family are delighted to recommend Neil Bates and Allpass. In fact, Neil taught all three of our children to drive over a period of almost ten years and after the first, we’d never go to anyone else.

Neil’s immense patience, cool, professionalism and knowledge are second to none. Our kids had varying levels of natural talent for driving, one acing the PDA first time and the others second and third. Neil adjusted his approach to each individual with great results, concentrating more on teaching them how to drive safely rather than just get through the test.

One thing that stood out was my second child who had difficulty with a manual car. Although Neil was not teaching on automatics then, he recommended that she go to a colleague who did, even though it would lose him business. But after one lesson elsewhere, she preferred Neil’s teaching so much that she persisted with him and got through, on the manual.

Thankfully, he now offers training on both types, so you don’t have to worry about that.

I was also impressed at his relationship with the Examiners at Willagee, where five of the six PDA’s were done. Whenever Neil presented a candidate, you could tell they were confident that the candidate was well-prepared and if they were failed, it was usually as a result of nerves or a silly mistake. The Examiners themselves have confidence in Neil, which is great to see.

Neil always worked hand-in-glove with us as parents, briefing us after each lesson on things to focus on as we racked up the hours with them in practice driving between lessons. He had a keen sense of where they needed work.

On top of all that, Neil is a thoroughly decent bloke, a family man, with a character underpinned by his quiet, strong faith. I always respected how he kept Sundays for his family and his church and never taught on that day, even once when we’d have liked four 90-minute lessons on that day. He is just the type of person any parent can feel relaxed that their child is with. He never gets flustered when things go wrong in a lesson; and I have heard tales of how he deals very effectively with overconfident kids with think they are Nicky Lauda.

We were privileged to be one of Neil’s first clients shortly after he started out with Allpass, and privileged to be with him as his business grew and he maintained that personal touch. We have no more teens to send his way so its now your turn to take up the baton. We wish him many successful years ahead, putting safe drivers on our road.”

- John and Lucia (Booragoon)

β€œThe keys2drive” layout and format was in such a way that was easy to comprehend and clear thus carrying the message across well that educates readers. Neil was very patient and friendly. He consistently made sure that we fully understood what the campaign was saying and how it was for my own good as well.”

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