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Maintain your driver accreditation

When a driver is granted accreditation, it’s ongoing and doesn’t have an expiry date. Driver accreditation will only expire if it’s cancelled by us or surrendered by the driver.

This means the old Application to renew your driver accreditation form (renewal) will no longer be issued.

Instead, you will need to pay an annual fee, and complete (and pass) a medical assessment every three years to ensure your driver accreditation remains current. For those drivers with a three-year accreditation, issued 1 July 2018 or before, you will not have to pay an invoice or submit a medical assessment for a period of three years from the issue date.

When you are required to pay an annual fee and complete a medical assessment, you will be sent your invoice and medical assessment form approximately 90 days before it is due.

When you are only required to pay an annual fee, you will be sent your invoice approximately 30 days before it’s due.

Some drivers are also required to provide relevant specialist report/s.

If you require specific information, see FAQs.

Annual fee invoicing has commenced

If you were due to receive your invoice in June-October 2019 it will be emailed or posted to you throughout October 2019.

If required, you will also receive your medical assessment form to complete.

If you haven’t received your invoice by the end of November 2019, you should contact us.

If your invoice is due from December onwards, you will receive your invoice approximately 30 days prior to your anniversary date (one year after the date you were granted accreditation as it appears on your driver certificate).

The annual fee will be payable by the due date given on the individual invoice. For details of current fees, see Fees and charges.

Further information (including how to pay your invoice):

Please read the FAQs

Driver accreditation Annual Fee and Medical Assessment form

Drivers whose accreditation was due to expire between 8 September 2018 and 30 June 2019 will receive a driver accreditation Annual Fee and Medical Assessment form. This form replaces the ‘renewal’ application form. A sample of it can be found below.

Medical assessments

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

  1. Attend a medical appointment and have the registered medical practitioner complete the medical assessment part of the form. Your doctor may ask you to complete a driver health questionnaire form PDF, 103.6 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 on the Austroads website.

These guidelines detail the examination process and the medical criteria for assessing a person’s fitness to drive. Driver accreditation applicants must meet the commercial vehicle driver standards.

You are responsible for any costs incurred completing these medical assessments.

You must complete and return the medical assessment to us by the due date to avoid your accreditation being suspended or cancelled.

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

Annual Fee

You must pay your annual driver accreditation fee by the due date on the invoice to avoid your accreditation being suspended or cancelled.

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 make a new application.

Drivers who held accreditation prior to 2 July 2018

If you held current/valid driver accreditation prior to 2 July 2018, your accreditation will automatically change to ongoing accreditation. You don’t need to reapply.

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, along with any medical specialist reports that are requested by us.

All required documents must be sent to us prior to the invoice due date for your accreditation to be maintained.

If you require further information see FAQs.