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You are responsible for notifying the Department of Transport and Main Roads of any medical condition that may affect your ability to drive safely. If you don't, you can be fined up to $6000 or disqualified from driving for a given period.

Notifying the Department of Transport and Main Roads

A health professional (e.g. doctor, occupational therapist, optometrist or physiotherapist) must assess the impact of your condition on your ability to drive safely. Complete the Private and Commercial Vehicle Driver’s Health Assessment Form and take it with you to your appointment:

If you are able to safely drive, your health professional will complete the Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver form for you to submit to the Department of Transport and Main Roads:

Licence conditions

Once Department of Transport and Main Roads receive your medical certificate, they will update your licence to include the relevant conditions or restrictions. You must carry your medical certificate at all times when driving.

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Last updated:
27 May 2016

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