Holding your licence after you've turned 75
If you are a Queensland driver licence holder 75 years of age or older, you must only drive while carrying, and driving in accordance with a current Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver form (F3712). This is mandatory regardless of whether or not you have a medical condition.
If your doctor has recommended conditions for you when driving, your medical certificate must state those conditions. You must abide by these conditions when driving.
Fines apply for driving outside the conditions of your licence.
How long does my medical certificate last?
How long your medical certificate lasts depends on whether you have a medical condition, and how often that condition requires monitoring.
This is a decision that only your doctor can make. A medical certificate may be issued for a few months or for up to five years.
You will still be eligible to apply for a driver licence that lasts for up to five years, regardless of how long your medical certificate is issued for. However, you must ensure you only drive while carrying, and in accordance with a current medical certificate.
Fines apply for driving without holding a current medical certificate and driving outside the conditions of your licence.
Will I be reminded to get a medical certificate?
If you are turning 75 years of age and hold a current licence, you may receive a letter from the department approximately six weeks before your 75th birthday advising you of the need to hold, and carry, a current medical certificate if you wish to continue driving.
When details of your medical certificate are recorded by the department, a reminder is generally forwarded approximately six weeks before the certificate’s expiry date.
However, the reminder is sent as a courtesy and should not be the only source relied upon as a reminder to obtain a new medical certificate.
The review/expiry date should be clearly documented on the medical certificate carried by you while driving.