Medical requirements for drivers of passenger vehicles
To obtain a Queensland issued driver authorisation, an applicant is required to supply a current medical certificate. The driver must complete a Private and Commercial Vehicle Driver's Health Assessment (form F3195) and present it to their medical practitioner. The approved medical certificate is the Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver (form F3712).
A booklet titled Assessing Fitness to Drive for Commercial and Private Vehicle Drivers (published by Austroads) contains guidelines to assist medical practitioners determine a person's fitness to drive commercial vehicles so as to ensure public safety. Visit the Austroads website to obtain a copy of the guidelines.
For the purpose of driver authorisation, a medical certificate will remain current for five years from the date it was issued by the medical practitioner. However, the medical practitioner may issue a conditional medical certificate for a lesser period if the driver suffers from a medical condition that requires more regular assessment.
Once an authorised passenger transport driver turns 75 years of age, the driver is required to submit a Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver (form F3712) to Transport and Main Roads on an annual basis.
Under the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Regulation 2005, Transport and Main Roads has the authority to request a driver submit a new medical certificate, if the department believes on reasonable grounds that the driver's medical condition no longer meets the required standard.