Renew my driver's licence (seniors 80-84)

In Western Australia, once you reach the age of 80 you need to undergo an annual medical assessment before you can renew your driver's licence. Find out more about senior licence renewals for 80-84 year old drivers.

  Seniors, what you need to do to renew your licence (overview)

The table below provides an overview of what you will need to do if you are 80-84 or over 85 years of age, and wish to renew your Western Australian driver's licence.

Steps to completing the form, medical examination and if required, the driving test, are provided below the table.

80-84 and over 85 licence renewals - what you need to do

Age What you need to do
80 - 84, every year
  • Complete a Medical assessment certificate - senior driver's licence renewal declaration (Form M108A).
  • Undertake a medical examination with your Health Professional (to assess your fitness to drive).
  • Health Professionals concerned about a seniors medical fitness to drive may still recommend a person take a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).
85 and every year after
  • Complete a Medical assessment certificate - senior driver's licence renewal declaration (Form M108A).
  • Undertake a medical examination with your Health Professional (to assess your fitness to drive).
  • Complete an annual Practical Driving Assessment (PDA), if recommended by your health professional.
  • If your licence allows you to drive vehicles such as motorcycles, Light Rigid (LR class) heavy vehicle licences or above, you will need to complete a PDA in a vehicle of the highest class you wish to continue driving before you are able to renew your licence.
LBU_F_DL_M108A_MedicalSeniors.pdf icon Medical assessment certificate: Senior driver's licence renewal declaration (Form M108A) Kb

  Undertake a medical examination (seniors aged 80-84)

When you turn 80 years of age and every year thereafter, you will receive a Medical Assessment Certificate - Senior driver's licence renewal declaration (Form M108A) in the post, approximately 12 weeks before your driver's licence is due to expire.

If you are a senior who holds an authority to drive passenger carrying vehicles for hire or reward (F (bus) extension or T (taxi) extension) or a Driving Instructors Licence, and you wish to maintain that authority, you will be required to undergo medical assessments at the commercial standard rather than the private standard.

There would be no additional requirement to undertake a medical assessment within the same year unless your health professional requests a shorter period between assessments.

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  Step 1: Complete the senior driver's licence renewal declaration (Form M108A)

You will need to complete the driving history, medical questions and sign the consent to release information at the bottom of the front page of the form (Form M108A).

More detailed information to assist you to prepare for your medical assessment is provided on the Medical Assessment Instructions (M106A) form.

LBU_F_DL_M108A_MedicalSeniors.pdf icon Medical assessment certificate: Senior driver's licence renewal declaration (Form M108A) Kb
LBU_F_DL_M106A_MedicalAssesstInst.pdf icon Medical assessment instructions (Form M106A) Kb

  Step 2: Make an appointment with your health professional

Make an appointment with your regular health professional.

  Step 3: Things to bring with you to your health professional (seniors aged 80-84)

Take the form and any aids you have with you to your appointment (e.g. hearing aids, spectacles).

  Step 4: Talk to your health professional (seniors aged 80-84)

Your health professional will complete the rest of the form and submit it to us by mail or scanned email.

Street address Postal address Fax Fax outside Australia Email
Occupational Health Physician
C/o Department of Transport
GPO Box R1290
Perth WA 6844
Email

Please mark as 'Confidential'

  Step 5: What the Department will do next (seniors aged 80-84)

The Department will review your health professional's recommendations and consider other factors such as your previous driving history, demerit points incurred and your previous medical information.

  Step 6: Conclusion and outcomes

If the Department is satisfied that you meet the standards for safe driving a new licence card or licence renewal will be posted to you.

If you are assessed as not meeting the standards for safe driving the Department may require you to provide further information or the renewal of your driver's licence may be refused.

You will be notified in writing of the outcome and provided with information about your rights of appeal.

More detailed information on the medical examination process is provided in the Medical Assessment Certificate Senior driver's licence renewal declaration (Form M108A), including instructions for yourself and your health professional.

  Alternatives to driving

We genuinely understand that there may be a significant impact for persons who are no longer able to drive we have attached some information that you may find useful. Further information may be found on the Road Safety Commission website.

LBU_F_DL_E55_VoluntarySurrender.pdf icon Variation or surrender of Driver's Licence (Form E55) Kb
Opens in a new window Road Safety Commission: Seniors

  Driver and Vehicle enquiries (online)

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  Your privacy and confidentiality

Please be assured that all information given to us regarding medical conditions is kept private and confidential.

 

Page last updated: Fri Sep 23 2016 11:49:02 AM