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

In WA, 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.

  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.

  Step 1:Complete the Medical assessment certificate: 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 below.

  Step 2:Make an appointment with your health professional

Take the M108A and M106A forms and any aids you have with you to your appointment (e.g. hearing aids, spectacles).

Your health professional will complete the rest of the forms 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

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  Step 3: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.

If the Department is satisfied that you meet the standards for safe driving, a new licence card or your renewal notice will be issued. Your renewal notice will be sent to you by post or you can elect to receive your notice electronically.

Once your driver’s licence has expired, you are not legally entitled to drive.

Your renewal notice must still be presented to Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional Department of Transport office or agent to update your licence record even if no fee is payable.

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) you can download at Step 1, including instructions for yourself and your health professional.

  Alternatives to driving

We understand there may be a significant impact for persons who are no longer able to drive. WA Seniors can travel for free on all Transperth services between 9.00 am and 9.30 pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. All you need is a Seniors, Pensioner or Veterans SmartRider.

Further information may be found on the Road Safety Commission website.

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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. No information is given to insurance companies or third parties.

Page last updated: Thu Sep 28 2023 12:03:23 PM