It’s compulsory to wear a seat belt when in a car in Tasmania. However, you may be able to get a medical certificate from your doctor, that exempts you from wearing a seat belt.
If you’re granted a seatbelt exemption you are not required to wear a seatbelt when driving (or when you’re a passenger in a car). The exemption can include conditions, such as exemption being applied for a defined period of time or a requirement to have regular reviews.
If you’re granted a seatbelt exemption, you must carry the certificate issued by your doctor with you at all times whilst travelling in a vehicle.
You can apply for a seat belt exemption if you meet strict medical guidelines and receive a medical certificate from your doctor. Your doctor will supply you with a medical certificate according to the Assessing Fitness to Drive Guidelines, which can include consideration of:
To apply for a seatbelt exemption, you will need to: