Assessing Fitness to Drive

Assessing Fitness to Drive is a joint NTC and Austroads publication containing the nationally-agreed medical standards for granting a driver's licence.

Health professionals use Assessing Fitness to Drive to help assess a patient's medical fitness to drive and to advise driver licensing authorities about how the patient’s health and medical conditions might affect their driving ability. The driver licensing authority considers this advice in their decision about an individual’s licence status.

The standards apply to private and commercial drivers of heavy vehicles, light vehicles and motorbikes.

If you have any questions about how the standards may affect you, please contact the relevant driver licensing authority in your state or territory.


Assessing Fitness to Drive was developed in consultation with medical professionals, driver licensing authorities, industry representatives and consumer health groups.

We review the medical standards every three years. The most recent review was completed in 2016.