QLD drivers aged 75 or over licence requirements

 Last updated on August 11, 2022
From the 1st August 2022, Queensland drivers aged 75 and over by law must carry a valid medical certificate to drive a motor vehicle.
On 1st August 2022, all Queensland driver licence holders aged 75 and over must carry a current medical certificate and drive according to any conditions on the certificate. If this applies to you, you can download form F3712 from the Queensland Department of Transport. You will need to carry a current approved Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver at all times while driving. If you do not have this document, or you fail to comply with the relevant certificate requirements, you may be fined.
The rules and requirements for this document were suspended for the last two years during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. However, from the 31st July 2022 the temporary changes will end and the old rules will come back into effect.

If you have turned 75 during this time, your doctor will help you complete part 2 of the form. It is worthwhile seeing your doctor if you have:

  • developed a permanent or long-term medical condition that is likely to impact your ability to drive safely
  • an existing permanent or long-term medical condition that is likely to impact your ability to drive safely
  • or, if you are applying or renewing your driver licence and are over the age of 75.

During your visit with a doctor or health professional, they may recommend that a licence condition is imposed or that the class of your licence is downgraded. This will be based on any medical conditions you may have.

Once you have your 75th birthday, you are required by law to have an annual medical assessment with your doctor to continue driving. The medical certificate will be valid for 13 months, this additional month will give you some extra time to complete your medical assessment for the next year. In some cases, your doctor may request that you see them more frequently and will issue you a shorter expiry date on your medical certificate.

You will receive a reminder 6 weeks before your certificate is due to expire, this date will likely be different to the expiry date on your driver licence.

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