Report a medical condition

Licence holders must report a medical condition that could affect their ability to drive. This can be done when applying for or renewing a licence, or when a condition is diagnosed.

Health practitioners must also report if a patient’s medical condition could affect their ability to drive.

In some cases you may also be required to pass a driving test.

How to report

1. Complete the form

Choose the correct form for your licence class:

Fill in Section 1 of the form.

Your health professional must complete the rest of the form. For some medical conditions you'll need a specialist letter.

2. Submit the form

The form must be returned to Service SA by the due date.

Email

Scan or use a mobile phone to photograph all pages and email to servicesa@sa.gov.au.

In person

Submit in person at a Service SA customer service centre.

Post

Mail the completed form to:

Service SA
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001

Online

Upload your documents using a secure process.

Medical conditions

Many medical conditions can affect the ability to drive safely - eg:

  • blackouts
  • cardiovascular conditions
  • heart disease
  • diabetes controlled by insulin or tablet
  • hearing loss
  • neurological conditions such as epilepsy, seizures, dementia and head injury
  • psychiatric conditions
  • sleep disorders
  • arthritis
  • vision and eye disorders.

Remove an eyesight condition

An 'S' condition will be recorded on your licence if you or a medical practitioner notifies Service SA that you need to wear corrective lenses when driving.

To remove the condition, your medical practitioner or optometrist needs to complete an eyesight certificate (109.6 KB PDF) .

Scan and email the certificate to servicesa@sa.gov.au.

Contact Service SA

Online

Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within three working days.

If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, phone or visit a customer service centre instead.

Enquire now

Phone

Call Service SA between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

In person

Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.


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Page last updated 9 August 2021

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Department for Infrastructure and Transport
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Last Updated:
09/08/21
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