Streamlining bus driver medicals

If you are a bus driver, you now only need to complete one medical assessment that covers both your driver licence and bus driver authority, streamlining the process and saving you time and money.

Previously, drivers were often required to complete a separate medical assessment for their driver licence and their bus driver authority to be eligible to drive a public passenger bus.

However, from 26 November 2018, most bus drivers will only need to complete one assessment for both, unless you have a medical condition requiring specialist review. In this case a medical specialist assessment may also be required. 

Bus drivers who have an existing medical condition or are over 60 years of age still need to complete a medical assessment every year. All other bus drivers still need to complete a medical assessment every three years.

It will also be easier to remember when your assessment is due, as medical assessments will be transitioned to align with your birthday. Roads and Maritime will send you a letter eight weeks ahead of your birthday to remind you your assessment is due.

If you have already provided Roads and Maritime with a medical assessment dated within six months of your birthday, your medical assessment may be carried over until the following year.

Completed medical assessment forms and specialist assessment forms can be completed by your doctor online, or emailed to DA.medicals@rms.nsw.gov.au by the due date.

For more information see factsheet or contact Roads and Maritime Services general inquiries on 13 22 13.

I am How often do i need to get a medical assessment? Do i need an additional specialist assessment?
under 60 years old and have no medical condition You will need to complete a medical assessment every three years No
under 60 years old and do have a medical condition You will need to complete a medical assessment every year RMS will let you know if you also need to complete a specialist medical assessment
over 60 years old and do not have a medical condition You will need to complete a medical assessment every year RMS will let you know if you also need to complete a specialist medical assessment
over 60 years old and do have a medical condition You will need to complete a medical assessment every year RMS will let you know if you also need to complete specialist medical assessment
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