Fitness to drive
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Fitness to drive (Form M107A)
If you are required to undergo a medical prior to your driver's licence renewal then you will need to complete and submit a Medical assessment certificate 'Fitness to drive (Form M107A)', as evidence of your continued fitness to drive.
To obtain a Medical assessment certificate: Fitness to drive (Form M107A):
- DoT will send you the M107A form approximately 12 weeks prior to the expiry of your driver's licence, or
- You may download the M107A form below, or
- You may collect the form in person from any DVS centre or regional agent. (If attending in person you must provide proof of identity.)
You will need to make an appointment with your regular health practitioner. As the examination may take longer than a routine consultation, you should advise your health practitioner that the appointment is for a driving medical assessment.
Your health practitioner will usually forward the completed medical assessment form directly to DoT via the email address below or by mail.
Your suitability to hold a driver's licence will be determined on medical advice provided by your health professional(s), in accordance with the national standards for assessing a person's fitness to drive. A copy of the standards are available from the Austroads website.
Once all documents have been received, we will make a determination about your fitness to hold a driver's licence based on the medical advice provided and advise you of the outcome.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can provide additional information from another health practitioner.
We will take into consideration all information we have received when assessing your fitness to hold a driver's licence. For us to accept medical information, that information must:
- address all medical conditions on your record;
- make reference to the Austroads assessing fitness to drive guidelines, or the driving task; and
- be no older than six months from the date of the assessment.
If you are not passed fit to hold a driver’s licence before your driver’s licence has expired, you cannot drive until you have completed all medical requirements and your licence has been renewed.
Renewal of driver licences where a medical assessment is required
Driver's licences are usually valid for 1 or 5 years, depending on your choice. Where your licence is subject to you undergoing a medical assessment your renewal options may be for a shorter period.
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|Medical assessment instructions (Form M106A)||Kb|
Fitness to drive declaration (FTDD)
The Fitness to Drive Declaration process is open to drivers with a valid driver licence who are required to demonstrate their fitness to drive, but will not apply to:
- New drivers to WA.
- Learner's permit applicants.
- Drivers who report a new medical condition to DoT.
- Occupational drivers (taxi, bus and public passenger carrying drivers, as well as driving instructors).
- Drivers aged 80 years and older.
If you are eligible, you may be able to complete a Fitness to Drive Declaration form to provide DoT with information regarding your ongoing fitness to drive.
Drivers who are not eligible to complete Fitness to Drive Declaration will be required to complete a Medical assessment certificate 'Fitness to drive (M107A)' with their medical practitioner.
The Fitness to Drive Declaration will be sent to you approximately 12 weeks prior to the expiry of your licence. You should complete the Fitness to Drive Declaration form in full, sign and return to DoT in the reply-paid envelope provided.
For more information, please download the frequently asked questions about Fitness to Drive Declaration below.
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The following conditions are an example of those that may be imposed on your licence:
- A renewal period of less than five years.
- A medical certificate is required before next renewal.
- The licence holder is restricted to a 0.02% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
- The licence holder must drive only a motor vehicle fitted with specified driver aids, or modified as directed in writing by the DoT.
- The licence holder must take medication as prescribed.
- The licence holder must wear suitable visual aids whilst driving.
Refer to licence restrictions and conditions for licence codes and what they mean.
What will be shown on your licence?
Specific details of any medical condition that you report to us will not be displayed on your licence. The only items that will be displayed on your licence are:
- Information concerning the need to take medication for a medical condition. No specific information about your condition or the treatment will be added to your licence card. Your licence card will be updated with the phrase: To take medication as prescribed.
- Information detailing any visual aids you need in order to drive safely. Your licence will be updated with the phrase: To wear suitable visual aids whilst driving.
Pay the renewal fee
The driver's licence renewal fee for a renewal
which is not a standard period (1 or 5 years) is different from the normal renewal fees. It is calculated pro-rata of the standard renewal fee to ensure you are not disadvantaged.
The renewal fee can be paid:
- Using our online payment system.
- Via BPAY®.
- In person, at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent
- By post
If a photograph and signature are required, only the last 2 options are available.
For more information refer to your payment options
Driver licence renewal fees
|Driver licence fee: 1 year||$44.05|
|Driver licence fee: 5 years||$149.50|
|Driver licence fee: 1 year forced by condition||$29.90|
|Driver licence fee: 2 years forced by condition||$59.80|
|Driver licence fee: 3 years forced by condition||$89.70|
|Driver licence fee: 4 years forced by condition||$119.60|
|Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior||$14.95|
|Driver licence fee: 5 years Pensioner or Senior||$74.75|
|Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior forced by condition||$14.95|
|Driver licence fee: 2 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition||$29.90|
|Driver licence fee: 3 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition||$44.85|
|Driver licence fee: 4 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition||$59.80|
|Driver licence fee: 1 year Aged Pensioners||No fee [^]|
|Driver licence fee: 5 years Aged Pensioners||No fee [^]|
[^] Your renewal notice must still be presented to a DVS centre or regional agent to update your licence record. 5 year Aged Pensioners, your renewal notice must still be presented to DVS centre or regional agent to update licence record even if no fee is payable.