Important information and tips for completing this online form:
Breakdown of sections within the online form:
This is how you access the form. You will need to enter your AHPRA number and your date of birth so that we can confirm you are a registered health practitioner. Your date of birth is not stored or retained by VicRoads.
You will find a progress bar at the top of the page with all the form sections. The progress bar is a visual indicator of how far along you are in the form.
You will be required to complete this section for the first time you use the form. All other times, the Online Medical Report will remember the details you last entered. You will also have the ability to edit your details if they change.
The practitioner details section captures:
This information is required so that we can:
The patient details section captures relevant personal and medical information about your patient who is the subject of the medical report. To ensure the report is attached to the correct VicRoads driver record, we need your help to either:
The assessment details section is where you are required to record the patients’ medical information. You can select the medical conditions that are relevant to your patient upfront and only review these medical conditions. There is also an additional comments section at the end for you to add additional information about the patient (e.g. compliance with treatment, patient insight, medical conditions that are not listed in the form). Please remember to apply the Austroads Assessing Fitness to Drive (AFTD) guidelines for the relevant licence type– Private or Commercial. (See below for more information about these standards).
The assessment sections on the ‘medical report for GP’s and specialist’ are:
The assessment sections on the ‘eyesight report’ are:
The attachment section gives you the ability to attach supporting documentation that is relevant to the patient’s fitness to drive. If you do not wish to attach any documents, select ‘No’.
The recommendation section is mandatory. You must complete this section with your recommendation about the patient’s medical fitness to drive. You may find that you cannot select some options as we have built in business rules that align with Austroads Assessing Fitness to Drive (AFTD) guidelines.
This section was created so that you can review the report you have completed, before you submit the final report to VicRoads. If you would like to make any changes at this stage, you can select the ‘Edit this section’ button that is next to the section you would like to edit, to go back and make changes. If you are satisfied that all relevant sections are completed, you may proceed by selecting the ‘Submit this assessment’ button and the report will be submitted to VicRoads.
Once you have submitted the Online Medical Report. You can download a pdf version of the form and obtain a report reference number for your records. You can also find contact details for the VicRoads Medical Review Team.
Private standards are relevant when a driver is applying for or holding a licence class C (car), R (motorcycle) or LR (light rigid) unless the driver is also applying for an authority to (or is already authorised to) use the vehicle for carrying public passengers for hire or reward or for carrying dangerous goods, or, in some jurisdictions, for a driving instructor. If the patient is applying for a motorcycle licence, please consider the higher physical demands required for this type of vehicle (e.g. balance, co-ordination, strength).
When should the "Commercial standards" be applied?
These apply for:
• drivers of ‘heavy vehicles’ – those holding or applying for a licence of class MR (medium rigid), HR (heavy rigid), HC (heavy combination) or MC (multiple combination)
• drivers carrying public passengers for hire or reward (bus drivers, taxi drivers, chauffeurs, drivers of hire cars and small buses, etc.)
• drivers carrying dangerous goods
• drivers subject to requirements for Basic or Advanced Fatigue Management under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme
• other driver categories who may also be subject to the commercial vehicle standards as a result of certification requirements