Assessing Fitness to Drive guideline review

We’re reviewing Assessing Fitness to Drive (AFTD) in collaboration with Austroads. AFTD outlines the medical standards and clinical management guidelines for driver licensing in Australia.

This review will examine advances in medical knowledge related to safe driving. We’re also exploring how to improve document design and support materials to make AFTD more user-friendly.  

Project update

We have received valuable input and advice from driver licensing authorities, industry, patient representative groups and medical associations across Australia. All feedback we’ve received to date was considered in developing our current draft.. 

We also recently held public consultation on: 

  • the suitability of the changes in the updated draft guidelines 
  • your experience with the current AFTD guidelines and any suggestions you have to make the next version more user-friendly 
  • any suggestions you have on education or support needed to increase use and knowledge of content in the guidelines. 

Contact us

Project manager AFTD review team
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September 2020
October 2020
Analysing issues
November 2020
Consulting on issues
January 2021
Drafting guidelines
May 2021
Consulting on guidelines
June 2021
Preparing recommendations for ministers
February 2022
Delivering recommendations to ministers
March 2022