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4.4.1 What is a conditional licence?

A conditional licence provides a mechanism for optimising driver and public safety while maintaining driver independence when a driver has a long-term or progressive health condition or injury that may impact on their ability to drive safely. A conditional licence identifies the need for medical treatments, vehicle modifications and/or driving restrictions that would enable the person to drive safely. It may also specify a review period, after which the person is required to submit for medical review to establish the status of their condition and their continued fitness to drive. A conditional licence therefore offers an alternative to withdrawal of a licence and enables individual case-based decision making.