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Maintain your driver accreditation

You need to pay an annual fee and complete, and pass a medical assessment, every three years to ensure your driver accreditation remains current.

If you hold a conditional accreditation, you will need to complete and pass a medical assessment annually.

Approximately 90 days before your annual fee is due, you will be sent an invoice via email.

If required, you will also be sent a medical assessment form to complete at the same time as your invoice.

Medical assessments

To complete the medical assessment, you’ll need to:

  1. Attend a medical appointment and have the medical practitioner complete the medical assessment. Your doctor may ask you to complete a driver health questionnaire form PDF, 70.3 KB to help them make their assessment.
  2. Return the completed medical form via mail to Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, GPO Box 1716, Melbourne VIC 3001.

The medical assessment must be carried out following the national medical standards described in the current Assessing fitness to drive guidelines.

These guidelines detail the examination process and the medical criteria for fitness for driving. Driver accreditation applicants must meet the commercial passenger vehicle driver standards.

You’re responsible for any costs you incur in completing these medical assessments.

You must complete and return the medical assessment to us by the due date to avoid accreditation suspension or cancellation.

Driver accreditation medical assessments may take up to 10 business days to process. It’s recommended that you submit your applications early to avoid disappointment.

Annual Fee

You must pay your annual driver accreditation fee by the due date to avoid accreditation suspension or cancellation.

If, after 28 days, payment has still not been received, your driver accreditation may be cancelled.

If your driver accreditation is cancelled you will need to reapply for it.

Drivers who held accreditation prior to 2 July 2018

If you held driver accreditation prior to 2 July 2018, your licence will automatically change to ongoing accreditation. You don’t need to reapply. You also don’t need to pay an annual fee to maintain your accreditation, until notified otherwise by Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria.

Those who were granted a one-year conditional accreditation will pay an ongoing annual fee to maintain their accreditation on their one year anniversary.

You will be sent an annual fee invoice when you are next required to make a payment.

You will still be required to complete either yearly or three yearly medical assessments.

What if I didn't receive my medical assessment form?

If you’ve not received your medical form please contact us to advise and request another copy.

How will I know I have passed my medical assessment?

If you meet all of the medical criteria, and have paid your annual fee, your accreditation will continue and you’ll receive an updated certificate in the mail. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.

If we have any concerns about your fitness to drive a commercial passenger vehicle you may be asked to provide additional information.