WA online driver fitness declarations

Motorists will soon be able to complete a statutory declaration verifying their fitness to drive rather than attend a medical assessment.


Western Australia Transport Minister Dean Nalder said allowing electronic lodgement of assessments would reduce the administrative burden on medical practices by enabling up to 200,000 applications to be completed online.


"These two new measures, due to be implemented next year, will not only allow for a quicker exchange of information from medical practitioners to the department, but reduce the impost to an anticipated 60,000 drivers having to undergo a medical assessment," he said.


"Drivers who fail to satisfy the department of their continued fitness to drive via this declaration process will be required to undergo a full medical assessment with their doctor, along with new drivers to Western Australia, taxi and bus drivers and people aged 80 years and older."


18 November 2015.