Neurological conditions

Find out what to do if you’ve been diagnosed with a neurological condition

Neurological conditions can affect you physically and cognitively. These changes could affect your ability to drive safely.

Common neurological conditions include:

How neurological conditions can affect your driving safety

If you have a neurological condition, your driving could be affected by:

  • changes to your strength, coordination and range of movement
  • difficulties with judgement and decision-making
  • vertigo
  • loss of consciousness or vision.

To find out more about neurological conditions, visit the Better Health Channel (External link).

What you need to do

If you think you might have a neurological condition, do not drive until you’ve consulted your doctor.

If you have or develop a neurological condition, you must notify VicRoads. Drivers are legally required to report to VicRoads any medical conditions that could impact their ability to drive.

Find out what happens after you notify VicRoads.

Heavy vehicle drivers

Heavy vehicle drivers must meet strict safety standards in Victoria. If you have a neurological condition and want to drive a heavy vehicle, you’ll need to undertake a medical review so we can assess your ability to drive safely. 

We’ll provide you with more information once you notify VicRoads about your condition.

Fitness to drive 

If you have (or develop) a medical condition that could affect your driving safety, you must notify VicRoads. There could be serious consequences in not reporting a medical condition - Fitness to drive FAQs if you don’t.  

Find out what happens after you notify VicRoads.

 

 

 

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