The most important part of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)’s role is to ensure that the NSW roads are as safe as possible. Part of that role involves requiring drivers and riders to undergo annual medical and driving tests upon reaching a certain age.
For all licence holders, annual medical reviews are required from 75 years of age. This is to ensure that older drivers are medically fit and are able to drive competently and safely.
For car drivers and motorcycle riders, from the age of 85 a number of licence options exist. Older drivers and riders can opt to have a modified licence or to undertake an assessment every two years from the age of 85 (ie 85, 87, 91 etc) to hold an unrestricted licence.
Heavy vehicle drivers in licence classes LR, MR, HR and HC will need to undertake annual driving assessments from 80 years of age.
For MC licences see the health and medicals page.