"As a Queensland driver licence holder, you are
required to promptly tell the Department of Transport
and Main Roads of any long-term or permanent
medical condition that is likely to adversely affect
your ability to drive safely.
You must tell the department as soon as a condition
develops or if there is a long-term increase to an
existing condition. You cannot wait until you renew
When applying for a Queensland driver licence, you
must tell the department of any medical condition
that may adversely affect your ability to drive safely.
You may need a medical certificate confirming your
fitness to drive. Your doctor may also recommend
that your licence be subject to conditions.
If you fail to report your condition, you may receive
a penalty of more than $6000 and be disqualified
It does list "sleeping disorders" as one of those conditions but not SA specifically. My interpretation is that my medical condition does not adversely affect my driving because I have treated it. If I didn't treat it then that would be a different matter.
I think it is a bit of a hypocrisy as most people that know they have SA know that because they have been diagnosed and are treating it. There is a dearth of people out there that don't know they have SA, are not treating and are way more dangerous than someone that has SA and is treating it.
I know lawyers can be devious but I look at it like wearing glasses. I don't have poor vision when I wear glasses so if I was wearing glasses in an accident and I could prove it then my vision is not impaired. Like wise if I had an accident and my machine said that I sleep 8 hours the night before and my AHI was 1.3 well my alertness was not impaired by sleep issues.
I am not saying don't report it I am a bit unsure if I will or not but I think the lesson is that you stay compliant and be able to prove that.