Demonstrate you are fit to drive

In some cases, drivers can show they are fit to drive by completing a declaration instead of having a medical assessment.

The declaration form is sent approximately three months before your licence expires. Complete and sign the form, then send it back to the Department of Transport using the pre-paid reply envelope.

Once received, the department makes a decision about your fitness to hold a driver's licence and will advise you of the outcome.

The fitness to drive declaration is open to people with a valid WA’s driver licence but does not apply to:

  • new drivers
  • people applying for learner’s permits
  • drivers who report a new medical condition to the Department of Transport
  • taxi, bus and ride share drivers or driving instructors
  • drivers aged 80 years or more.

Drivers not eligible for the declaration need to complete a medical assessment certificate with their chosen doctor.

Page reviewed 23 September 2020