AFTD Medicals

The new 2022 Austroads Fitness to Drive Commercial Medical Forms are now available.

Austroads Fitness to Drive (AFTD) commercial medical forms are available for heavy vehicle drivers. Select below which medical forms pack you would like download.

These driver medical forms are also accepted by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) for compliance with their fatigue modules and the QLD TMR for heavy vehicle licence renewals.

If you are a TruckSafe member head on over to the Medical Forms & Clinics page to download separate TruckSafe-specific Worker medical forms for employees other than drivers in your business, find a clinic in your area that is familiar with AFTD and TruckSafe Worker medicals, or other medical services you may be in need of.

More on the Austroads Fitness to Drive medicals can be found here.

Medical Forms

AFTD Driver Medical Forms in Word Format

These forms have been developed to support the conduct of health assessments for fitness for duty for commercial vehicle drivers. They are intended to facilitate assessments required for schemes such as TruckSafe and NHVAS Fatigue Management, as distinct from driver licensing.

AFTD Driver Medical Forms in PDF Format

These forms have been developed to support the conduct of health assessments for fitness for duty for commercial vehicle drivers. They are intended to facilitate assessments required for schemes such as TruckSafe and NHVAS Fatigue Management, as distinct from driver licensing.

Additional Forms, Clinic Registration, and Information

If you are a medical clinic and wish to be listed on the Medical Forms and Clinics page for TruckSafe members, please select the Online Clinic Registration Form tile below and complete online.

Online Clinic Registration Form

This form can be used to add your medical clinic to the TruckSafe website, to let TruckSafe members in your area know that your doctors are familiar with carrying out Austroads Fitness to Drive (AFTD) commercial medicals, or offer other medical services for the transport industry.

Medical Condition Notification Form

This form is used by medical practitioners to outline medical conditions detected during a medical assessment including detailed information on what extent a condition affects the patients ability to hold a licence and what the recommendations are for the patient to hold a licence.

Driving and Your Health

For most people, being able to drive a motor vehicle is a very important part of their daily life – for maintaining social contact, for getting to and from work, and for accessing their everyday needs such as food and services. Driving can also be essential to employment.

AFTD for Commercial Drivers

Driving a motor vehicle is a complex task requiring good vision, physical ability and cognitive capacity. Driving a heavy vehicle or driving for commercial activity, is particularly demanding, with more time spent on the road, the demands of the vehicle size and the responsibilities for passenger safety, just to name a few.

Heavy vehicle accreditation program requirements for health assessments

National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation
Scheme – Basic Fatigue Management –
Standard 2
TruckSafe Accreditation Western Australia – WHS regulation and Heavy Vehicle Accreditation scheme

Accredited operators must ensure drivers are certified as fit to drive based on the commercial vehicle driver standards contained in latest edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive (or equivalent agreed by NHVR).

Drivers are required to attend medical examinations to certify fitness to drive:

  • at least every three years for drivers 49 years and under
  • at least yearly for drivers 50 years and over

The assessment must be conducted by a medical practitioner.

As required by Assessing Fitness to Drive, the medical practitioner will recommend
more frequent assessments if required to monitor a health condition that may impact fitness to drive.

Accredited operators must ensure drivers are certified as fit to drive based on the commercial vehicle driver standards contained in the latest edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive.

Drivers are required to attend medical examinations to certify fitness to drive:

  • at least every three years for drivers 49
    years and under
  • at least yearly for drivers 50 years and over

The assessment must be conducted by a medical practitioner.

As required by Assessing Fitness to Drive, the medical practitioner will recommend
more frequent assessments if required to monitor a health condition that may impact fitness to drive.

WA WHS Regulation 184D requires all commercial vehicle drivers who drive such a vehicle for work to hold a current medical certificate indicating their fitness to drive according to the commercial vehicle driver standards contained in Assessing Fitness to Drive. Employers of such drivers have an obligation under the Regulation to ensure their drivers hold such certification.

The WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation scheme has the same requirements for operators under Standard 3 – Fatigue Management.

The assessment for fitness for duty must be conducted by a medical practitioner.

The fitness to drive certificate must be no more than 5 years old.

As required by Assessing Fitness to Drive, the medical practitioner will recommend more frequent assessments (more frequent certification) if required to monitor a health condition that may impact fitness to drive.