Age-based Medical Reviews
When you reach 75 years of age, you’ll need to have a medical review every year to keep your licence. Transport for NSW will send you a form around eight weeks before your birthday, for your doctor to complete. See Older drivers for more information.
A medical review is required every year, even if you have a three or five year licence.
Medical Reviews for Heavy Vehicle Drivers
If you hold a class MC licence (road train or B-double multi-combination), you need to have a medical review more regularly:
- At age 21, and then every 10 years
- At age 40, and then every five years
- At age 60, and then every two years
- At age 70, and then every year.
Injuries, Illness and Medical Conditions
Conditions Which Affect Safe Driving
Various medical conditions can affect your ability to drive safely, for example:
Blackouts, fainting or other sudden periods of unconsciousness
Heart disease or stroke
Usually, this doesn’t mean that you can’t drive at all, but you may need to provide a satisfactory medical report before you can apply for, or renew your licence. In some cases you may also be required to pass a driving test.