Drivers are legally required to report to VicRoads any medical conditions that could impact their ability to drive.
Serious psychiatric conditions include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder.
Depending on your condition, your ability to drive safely could be affected by:
- changes to your judgement and decision-making
- sleep disturbances
- side-effects from your medication, including drowsiness and changes to your coordination.
Heavy vehicle drivers must meet strict safety standards in Victoria. If you have a serious psychiatric 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.