Accredited older driver assessor for your Older Driver Assessment in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Maitland, Raymond Terrace and Hunter areas.
Our senior driver training provides senior drivers with the required skills and confidence to help keep and maintain your independence. For most people, regardless of age, driving is an essential part of our daily lives. Losing your independence and your ability to drive, or having radius restrictions, can have a huge impact on your everyday living. We encourage senior drivers to use their own car and we can conduct the assessment close to your home and take you around surrounding streets. We will take care of the paperwork and submit it through to the RMS on your behalf.
Learn Drive Survive offer qualified and experienced older driver assessors for your upcoming older driver assessment.
We offer professional pre older driver assessment lessons or refreshment lessons to help provide you with the required skills to stay safe and for any upcoming driving tests as part of the current RMS older driver licensing system.
What senior drivers need to know
There are different licence requirements depending on your age and the type of vehicle you drive.
You are required to have a medical assessment every year once you reach 75 years in order to retain your driver’s licence. Two (2) months before you turn 75, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will send you paperwork to take to your doctor. You can then return the medical assessment back to the RMS or Service NSW before your birthday. Your doctor may also return the required documentation on your behalf.
From 85 years, many drivers opt for a modified licence. However, there are certain requirements you must complete if you want to continue with your unrestricted licence. This includes having a yearly medical assessment and successfully passing an on-road driving assessment every two (2) years. When taking the on-road driving assessment, you have two (2) options:
- You can complete a test at the RMS testing centre with a testing officer for the assessment or;
You can complete the driving assessment from your own home and in the comfort of your own vehicle with our accredited driving instructor. Also, there is no limit to the number of times you can be assessed within a two-month period.
Before you turn 85, the on-road assessment must be completed. The RMS will provide you with further details about the assessment which will also include the option to take a modified licence two months before you turn 85.
Drivers who are aged 85 years and over can change from an unrestricted licence to a modified licence. A modified licence will require an annual medical assessment however, the on-road driving assessment will not be required.
Driver’s with a modified licence are allowed A modified licence allows you to drive certain distances within your local area to access the services you need, such as shopping, community activities and medical appointments. If you live in regional NSW, the allowable area will accommodate the distances between the essential services you need to access.
We are a 100% Australian owned and operated registered driving school in the Lake Macquarie area with experienced, qualified and accredited aged assessors.
Depending on your circumstance, you may need to complete some form of assessment on a yearly or bi-yearly basis.
||Medical Review (Yearly)
||Practical Driving Test (Bi-Yearly)
|70-74 years old
|75-79 years old
|80-84 years old
|85 and older
If you prefer to use our vehicles for you Older Driver Assessment, we have dual-controlled, manual and automatic late model vehicles for your convenience. Our vehicles are cared for and serviced regularly.