Our Driving Instructors

Sunshine Coast QLD (Driving instructor near me)


Max Coultan

Raised on the Sunshine Coast, Max has worked as a trainer and coach for the majority of his career, whether it be professionally or in a volunteering capacity.

Patience and understanding are part of the vital resources Max draws upon to ensure you have the security and confidence necessary to obtain your Driver’s License….and keep it!

We all start the process of learning to drive at different levels… Max takes this into account when you begin your exciting driving journey, tailoring Lesson Plans to suit your personality and abilities.

Accredited Queensland Driver Trainer
Manual / Automatic

Driving Instructor Reviews

Rachel - Booking was super easy - there's no automated appointment reminder but Max showed up a couple minutes early and was a relaxed, calming presence the whole time. He was a fantastic instructor! It really helped keep my nerves down as much as possible and just made it an easy process. 10/10 would recommend to any learner or driver upgrading from auto to manual

Addison - Max is a friendly and welcoming instructor. He helped me pass my manual test on the first try and I’m very grateful for his help. I highly recommend Essential Driving School

Helaena - My instructor Max was excellent and I learnt a lot from his teaching. I passed with flying colours today. I highly recommend this driving school. It's interesting, fun and safe.

Liam - Passed my test first try thanks to Max. Great school, I've tried the others but this one tops the rest. Glad I chose Essential Driving School

William - Max is an amazing teacher, wouldn’t have passed without his help. And his prices are very affordable

Anandkumaar - I’ve had a fantastic experience with Essential Driving School. After every lesson, I feel more confident and knowledgeable than the last. The owner is very outgoing and will make you feel very welcomed. 10/10 would recommend!

Jack - really friendly guy, great teacher, past my test first go.

Davey - Taught me how to drive manual in three lessons and passed my test

Jade - Passed manual on my first go no minors! Max was helpful highly recommend