INTAKE UPDATE (October 2021)

Due to complexity and demands, we are reviewing the scope of services:

- no longer accepting referrals for clients with mental health diagnoses

- all "potential to drive" assessment services are on pause until 2022

We are now on MEDICAL OBJECTS!

We are happy to receive referrals from GPs via Medical Objects - search for "Jennifer Gribbin 5157231W" under provider.


Driving Well Occupational Therapy targets the following client groups:

  • Older clients with general frailty/ageing, physical/functional problems, cognitive decline, dementia etc

  • Clients with chronic health conditions eg diabetes

  • Clients with neurological conditions eg stroke, parkinsons, spinal cord injury

  • Clients with orthopaedic injuries eg amputations, hand and shoulder injuries, back injuries

  • Younger/learner drivers with physical impairments such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury

  • Younger/learner drivers with learning difficulties eg Aspergers and Autism

Refer to the AustRoads Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines regarding decision making on fitness to drive, and need for conditional licence and OT driving Assessment.


For self-funded clients, Driving Well offers a complete service package including:

  • Driving instructor's fee

  • Report to the referring Doctor and to QLD Transport

  • QLD Road Rules refresher book

  • Access to information and videos to feel prepared for the assessment 

  • Communication and case management 

  • Support for retirement from driving as needed

Fee Schedule for self-funded client: click here

Fee schedule for heavy vehicle assessments: click here


Referrals for a driving assessment can be initiated by a GP/specialist, allied health professional, client or family member. All referrals must be accompanied by medical clearance and certificate from a GP/specialist, and a vision assessment completed by an Optometrist/Ophthalmologist.

Referrals will be accepted for funded clients (eg with funding from WorkCover QLD or NDIS) and private / self-funded clients.

Referrals must include:

1) Referral form and clearance to undergo OT driving assessment signed by GP/specialist

2) QLD Transport medical certificate signed by GP/specialist "for purposes of OT driving assessment"

--> refer to the Guide: "How to complete a Medical Certificate" to help with this

3) Vision Assessment Form to be completed by an Optometrist / Ophthalmologist prior to driving assessment

4) For NDIS clients: NDIS Plan is essential

5) Hospital discharge summary or any reports previously completed by community / paediatric Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Neurologist, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapist. We need as much information as possible about the client in order to provide the most accurate assessment and recommendations for driving. 

(Withholding information can result in an inaccurate assessment and incorrect recommendations - which could lead to significant risks for the client and the community.)

Referral contact:

Who:    Zeta Griffiths, Practice Manager

mail:      PO Box 2146, Runcorn Q 4113

phone:   0407 671 621

fax:        07 3345 4794