Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation Services

The Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation Service (DARS) provide advice, assessment, rehabilitation and training for people wishing to drive after an injury or illness, or who have a disability.

DARS is for residents of the ACT and the surrounding region who are assessed as medically fit to drive, but for whom there is a query about driving capacity.

Service access

It is advisable that you discuss your driving with your General Practitioner (GP) or specialist if you have a condition that could impact on your driving. You must be identified as medically fit to undertake an assessment before you can be seen by DARS.

Referrals can be made by completing a DARS referral form and returning it by fax or post. Referral forms can be sent out if you call DARS on (02) 6207 0477 for more information.

Operation hours

This service is available weekdays Monday Friday 9am - 5pm, (excluding public holidays).


Health Directorate Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street


For public patients, fees apply for assessments or lessons conducted by the Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation Service. Please contact DARS directly for current fee information.

Note: Different assessment charges apply for compensable patients.

For details regarding medical fitness, please follow links to Austroads' Driving and Your Health information sheet

Contact us

Contact the Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation Service on

Phone (02) 6207 0477

Fax (02) 6205 3970

Driver Assessment & Rehabilitation Service Health Directorate Village Creek Centre C/O PO Box 11 WODEN ACT 2606

For Medical Practioners

For information regarding assessing medical fitness to drive, please refer to the Austroads Publication Assessing Fitness to Drive, Fourth Edition. March 2012.

Additionally, please find attached a DARS information sheet to assist with completing medical forms.

Download: DARS information for medical practitioners (MS PowerPoint Document - 214k)

Visit the ACT Road Transport Authority for further information regarding ACT driver legislation.

Visit the NSW Road Traffic Authority for information regarding NSW driver legislation.