MEDICAL CONDITIONS / MEDICATION
Under the Road Safety Act 1986, VicRoads is responsible for ensuring that all licence holders are fit to drive. This law exists to keep you and the community safe on our roads – not to deny your right to hold a driver licence. There are many medical conditions, or a combination of conditions, that can affect your ability to drive safely. Ask a doctor if your condition/s or medication/s could affect your driving.
Medical conditions that can affect driving ability include (but are not limited to):
- Sleep Apnoea;
- Vision Defects;
- Hearing Defects;
- Psychiatric Disorders;
- Parkinson's Disease;
- Multiple Sclerosis.
The use of prescription medication, alcohol and illicit drugs can also affect your ability to drive safely.
What to do if you have a medical condition?
The law states that you must report any medical condition that could affect your driving. If you have a medical condition, or if an existing condition deteriorates, you must:
- Contact VicRoads to report your condition
- talk to a doctor about how it might affect your driving
- send VicRoads a medical report [PDF, 103KB] from a doctor who knows your medical history.
VicRoads will then undertake a medical review.
If you are unsure whether your condition requires VicRoads Medical Clearance, please contact us for a confidential discussion on (03) 97940040.