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Notify us about your medical condition

Notify us about your medical condition

Your medical certificate

After your medical assessment, your health professional will complete a medical certificate for motor vehicle driver form (F3712) providing us with a recommendation regarding your medical fitness to drive.

Your health professional may also make a recommendation on your medical certificate about any conditions and restrictions to do with your driver licence.

You must present your completed medical certificate by any of the following:

Your medical certificate expiry date

The expiry date of your medical certificate will depend on:

  • your specific medical condition

and

  • how often your condition needs to be monitored by your health professional or if you are 75 years or older

or

  • if you are 75 years or older.

How your driver licence may be affected

Your medical condition and your health professional’s recommendation regarding your medical fitness to drive will determine how your driver licence may be affected. Your health professional will recommend that:

  • you meet the medical criteria for an unconditional licence

or

  • you meet the medical criteria for a conditional licence

or

  • you do not meet the medical criteria for a licence.

Unconditional licence

If you meet the medical criteria for an unconditional licence, you won't have an M (medical) condition recorded on your driver licence and you will have no conditions or restrictions associated to your driver licence. If you are 75 years or older, you will be required to carry a current medical certificate whenever you drive.

Conditional licence

If you meet the medical criteria for a conditional licence your licence will have an M (medical) condition recorded on it.

You may also have conditions or restrictions that you must drive in accordance with and you will be required to carry a current medical certificate whenever you drive.

You must produce your medical certificate to a police officer if you are asked to do so.

Not medically fit to drive

If you do not meet the medical criteria for a driver licence it is not safe for you to drive and you must surrender your driver licence to us.

If your licence is current or expired within the last 2 years, you can use it as evidence of identity to apply for an Adult Proof of Age card before you surrender it.

Support services for the loss of driving independence

Voluntary surrender of your driver licence

If you voluntarily surrender your licence to us or it is cancelled because of a medical condition, you may be eligible to receive an Adult Proof of Age card free of charge. An Adult Proof of Age card will serve as an alternative form of photo identity. For more information enquire at a transport and motoring customer service centre or call 13 23 80.

It is an offence to drive while your licence is suspended or cancelled. Such an offence carries a maximum fine in excess of $7,500 or you may be jailed for up to 18 months.

Medical condition notification from a family member, friend or the general public

A person’s medical condition may not necessarily affect their ability to drive safely, but if you are concerned, we suggest that you talk to the person and encourage them to visit their health professional.

If you think the person will not visit their health professional, or that they won’t comply with their health professional’s advice or recommended treatment, you may notify us about the person’s medical condition.

Your notification must provide as much information as possible, such as the person’s name, address, date of birth and if known, their driver licence number. You must also include evidence to support your claim that the person has a permanent, or long-term medical condition that is likely to affect their ability to drive safely. You can notify us by:

Email: mcr@tmr.qld.gov.au
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Medical Condition Reporting Unit
Locked Bag 2000 Red Hill
ROCKHAMPTON  QLD  4701
Fax: 07 4931 1624

Did you know?

Some medications can interfere with your ability to drive safely, including:

  • sleeping pills
  • anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications
  • painkillers
  • allergy and cough/cold medicines
  • diabetes medications
  • blood pressure medications.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the effects that your medications may have on your driving ability. Because different drugs can interact with each other, make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows about all of the medications that you’re taking.

Have you turned 75 and are still driving?

Did you know that you once you turn 75 years of age you will need a medical certificate to drive. Learn more about safe driving after 75.

Last updated
30 June 2017
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