Practical Driving Assessments for drivers aged 85 years and older
Drivers aged 85 years and older are no longer required to undertake a mandatory practical driving assessment (PDA) prior to the renewal of their car (C class) driver’s licence, unless recommended to do so by a medical practitioner.
This change is based on research into driver behaviour which indicated that older drivers did not pose an unacceptable risk.
If you receive a letter from DoT requesting you to undertake a PDA, then it is ‘business as usual’ and you will need to complete your medical assessment and make arrangements for a PDA. A driver’s licence cannot be renewed before 16 December 2013 without successful completion of a PDA.
For more information on the change, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.and media statement.
|21/11/2013: Driving tests for older drivers to be abolished|
|Frequently Asked Questions - Changes to mandatory driving tests, drivers 85 and older||Kb|
Licensing information for seniors
- Senior driver's licence renewals 80-84
- Senior driver's licence renewals 85+
- Concessions (provides information on driver and vehicle licence concessions for pensioners and seniors)
- Driving with a medical condition
- Report a medical condition online
- Motorised wheelchairs
- License a motorised wheelchairs
- Photo Kits (for use if you are unable to get to a Photopoint location due to a medical condition)
We have also provided links below to PDF documents related to senior citizens. We hope you find this information useful.
|IB-115A - Motorised wheelchairs information for users (Information Bulletin)||Kb|
|Photo kit (Form DL 61)||Kb|
Websites for seniors (external)
Please contact us if there is any other information or links that you would like added to this page.
|Department for Communities: WA Seniors card|
|Main Roads: Motorised wheelchair user guides|
|Office of Road Safety: Road safety for seniors|
|Royalties for Regions: Country age pension fuel card|
Licence Alert (online)
Licence Alert is a free service that allows you to receive an SMS or email when your Western Australian vehicle licence is near expiry.
You can choose how you would like to receive your messages (by SMS and/or email). Electronic message reminders do not contain any of your personal information and you do not need to reply to the message.
You may also subscribe to Licence Alert by:
- telephoning us on 13 11 56; or
- visiting your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services Licensing Centre or regional Agent
|Licence Alert fact sheet||Kb|