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If you intend to keep driving or riding after you've turned 70 years of age, you can use this page to find out about licensing requirements and options, as well as the various benefits available to older drivers.

Licensing requirements for older drivers and riders

When you reach 75 years of age, you'll need a medical assessment each year to keep your unrestricted driver (class C) or rider (class R) licence. 

To keep your unrestricted licence from 85 years of age, you'll need to:

Note: You must complete the medical assessments and driving tests before your birthday. Transport for NSW will send you a notice by mail eight weeks before.

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Heavy vehicle drivers

If you drive a heavy vehicle classified as multi-combination (MC), you'll need to pass a medical assessment and practical driving test every year from age 70 onwards.

If you drive a heavy vehicle classified as light rigid (LR), medium rigid (MR), heavy rigid (HR) or heavy combination (HC), you must pass an annual:

  • medical assessment from age 75 onwards, as well as 
  • a practical driving test from age 80 onwards.

Notes: 

  • You must complete the medical assessments and driving tests before your birthday. Transport for NSW will send you a notice by mail eight weeks before.
  • Aged driving tests for heavy vehicle licences are conducted by Service NSW only.   
  • Heavy vehicle drivers can change their licence to a class C (car only) at any time and at no cost. You’ll need to visit a Service NSW Centre to make the change.

Benefits and concessions for pensioners

Mobility parking scheme

Special mobility vehicles

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Last updated: 19 August 2022