Today at Wakefield Park, the first Over 65 Track Day will take place.
The event is a skill enhancement course, and will feature lessons on mechanical checks, wet weather driving, hill starts, and talks from a pharmacist about driving on medication.
Council's Road Safety Officer and one of the organisers of the event, Tracey Norberg, said that the event had initially been slated at Learner drivers.
"[Wakefield Park] offered us the course for the day and they wanted to do something with the learner drivers," Norberg said.
"But we do a lot with the learner drivers and our stats are quite up with the over 65s, so I said 'How about we do something with the over 65s'?"
According to a study by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development, and Cities, Australians between the ages of 65 and 74 are the only demographic whose percentage of fatalities on the road increased in 2019 (by 19.6%) when compared to the average established between 2008 and 2010.
Norberg said that the importance of such road safety courses for older citizens was critical as there is "not a lot out there for them to enhance their skills".
"They get their license when they're 18-20 years old, and then basically, there's no enhancement, unless they pay a lot of money, and most of them are pensioners."
The event is supported by council, with a lunch provided by the rotary club, and so is completely free for those who wish to attend.
Today's event was capped at 20 participants, and there is already a waiting list for future events, so Norberg said that she will "absolutely" be looking to run the course again in future.
"I've got to work with Dean [Chapman, Operations Manager] at Wakefield Park, because we can only do it on non-track days," she said.
"When there's another maintenance day, we'll book them in and do it all again, if it all goes well."
Today's event began at 10.00am and will run until roughly 2.00pm. To apply for future events, please contact the Goulburn Mulwaree Council on (02) 4823 4444.