Commercial Drivers Medicals

Guidelines have been developed for medical professionals to safely determine who is fit to drive.

Drivers have a responsibility to disclose health conditions and medications which may affect their ability to drive. Mandatory self-reporting of medical conditions was introduced in 2008 following a Coronial inquest where a fatal traffic crash was attributed to a driver who had a risky medical condition.

We offer careful assessments for fitness to drive, in accordance with the National requirements for both regular private and commercial driving licences.

Our doctors assess fitness to drive in accordance with Australian National Austroad requirements:

http://www.austroads.com.au/drivers-vehicles/assessing-fitness-to-drive

If you have questions about this process, we are pleased to discuss the requirements.  The good news is that even where a person has a medical condition, a conditional licence may be granted. For example, one may required to wear corrective lenses to have a licence approved.