Driver's licence requirements from 70 years of age

From 1 September 2014 South Australian drivers 70 years of age and older will no longer be required to have mandatory drivers licence medical testing each year for their car licence if they do not have a medical condition that affects their fitness to drive.

Drivers will no longer need to visit a medical practitioner each year to assess your fitness to drive if:

  • aged 70 years and older, and
  • only hold a C Class (car) driver's licence, and
  • do not have a medical condition recorded against their licence.

Drivers 85 years of age or older with a class of licence other than a 'car' will need to pass a practical driving test each year to retain that class of licence.

Further information on the medical and eyesight certificate and practical driving test for aged drivers can be found on the mylicence website.

Telephone assistance is available Monday to Friday - local call charges apply:

  • registration and driver's licences - phone 13 10 84 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm)
  • general government information - phone 13 23 24 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)