Reporting requirements for Medical Conditions

Driving Lessons Brisbane

Written by Ben Ward


Have you considered the impact that a medical condition may have on your ability to drive safely?

At Coastwide, we ask you to self declare any issues that may impact your driving so that our professional team can give you the right advice and tailor your learning process accordingly. 

The extract below outlines the Queensland Reporting requirements for specific conditions. If you have any questions it would be worth contacting Qld Transport to discuss your specific needs. 

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Medical conditions and driving

When you apply for a licence, you must tell the Department of Transport and 
Main Roads about any medical condition that may adversely affect your ability
to drive safely.


While you hold a Queensland driver licence, you must promptly notify the
Department of Transport and Main Roads about any long term or permanent
medical condition, or any change to an existing medical condition that is likely
to adversely affect your ability to drive safely. You can notify the Department
of Transport and Main Roads by completing a Medical Condition Notification
(form F4355) or visit www.qld.gov.au.

If you fail to notify the Department of Transport and Main Roads about a medical
condition that is likely to adversely affect your ability to drive safely, you risk
a fine in excess of $7500 and you may also be disqualified from holding or
obtaining a licence for a period of time.
If you have a medical condition that may adversely affect your ability to drive
safely, you must present to the Department of Transport and Main Roads a
Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver (form F3712) completed by your
doctor. In order to be eligible to apply for or continue to hold a licence, your
doctor must recommend on your Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver
(form 3712) that you are either:

• fit to drive with no conditions
or
• fit to drive with stated conditions (for example only driving during daylight
or in a vehicle with an automatic transmission)
Common medical conditions that may adversely affect your ability to drive
safely include, but are not limited to:
• alcohol and/or drug dependency
• Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
• arthritis
• diabetes
• eye problems (for example cataracts)
• epilepsy
• hearing problems
• heart disease
• injuries and disabilities
• loss or partial loss of a limb
• lung disease
• psychiatric conditions
• sleep disorders
• stroke.

If you have a medical condition the code M will be recorded on your licence.
This means that when you drive you must carry a current medical certificate
(this is detachable from your Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver
form F3712) and drive in accordance with any stated conditions. If you don’t,
you risk a fine in excess of $2500. You must also show your medical certificate
to a member of the Queensland Police Service if you have been asked to do so.
If you have a medical condition and can only drive a specially modified vehicle,
you may also be required to carry a current written notice from the Department
of Transport and Main Roads authorising you to drive a vehicle with driver
aids or specialised equipment. For more information about driving a specially
modified vehicle, please visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au or call 13 23 80.

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