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Renewing Your Licence

Once you reach the age of 80, you must undergo an annual medical assessment before you can renew your licence.

This is what you need to do:
  • Complete a Medical assessment certificate - senior driver's licence renewal declaration.
  • Undertake a medical examination with your Health Professional to assess your fitness to drive.
  • Health Professionals concerned about a seniors medical fitness to drive may still recommend a person take a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA).
Mandatory practical driving assessments are no longer required by drivers aged 85 and older, unless recommended by a medical professional.
Here is what you need to do:
  • Complete a Medical assessment certificate - senior driver's licence renewal declaration.
  • Undertake a medical examination with your Health Professional to assess your fitness to drive.
  • Complete an annual Practical Driving Assessment (PDA), if recommended by your health professional.
  • If your licence allows you to drive vehicles such as Light Rigid (LR class) heavy vehicle licences or above, you will need to complete a PDA in a vehicle of the highest class you wish to continue driving before you are able to renew your licence.
The Department of Transport has more information on renewing licences for drivers aged 80-84 years and drivers aged 85 and over.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.