Medical Practitioner IME

Independent medical examiners (IMEs) are clinical professionals approved by the TAC to conduct independent medical examinations and report their findings to assist in claims management.

More than 200 medical practitioner IMEs in over 30 specialties conduct examinations and provide independent medical opinions to the TAC. They play a critical role in ensuring the TAC scheme provides the right treatment and benefits to injured Victorians.

IMEs are asked to sign the IME Declaration PDF, 0.02MB. This declaration applies terms, conditions and standards including acceptance of peer review for quality assurance purposes.

***August 2016 - Independent Medical Examiner applications on hold***

Due to the high volume of recent submissions there is currently a hold on applications to become an approved Independent Medical Examiner for the TAC

Please check back for future updates or if you have any queries please contact the IME Team at

Please note that this is not applicable to the Joint Medical Examination (JME) Process. For further information on the JME Process please view here

Joint Medical Examinations

In November 2013, the Transport Accident Act 1986 was amended.  One of the objectives of the changes was to improve client experience through the reduction of attendance at multiple examinations. The legislative changes are directed at encouraging jointly commissioned medical examinations.

This legislation is effective 1 July 2014. If you currently have a medical examination booked on or after 1 July, please use the relevant link below for information on the joint process.

Joint Process for Legal Professionals

Joint Process for Medical Examiners

IME resources

Application to become an Independent Medical Examiner - Specialist

The IME Declaration PDF, 0.02MB

Selection criteria for IMEs PDF, 0.03MB

IME selection process

Independent assessment report template

Mental and behavioural disorders assessment report template

IME Service Standards PDF, 0.04MB

Schedule of fees

Fee information

Quality Assurance Program (QAP) process and the QAP explanatory notes

Peer reviewer marking sheet

Clinical resources, includes framework for the delivery of health services

Information on TAC medical examinations - this is an information sheet provided to TAC clients before they attend a medical examination

Reviewing a TAC decision

Independent Medical Examiners Complaints Process

Personal safety and security

The TAC is currently reviewing its security guidelines. In the meantime, please review the guidelines developed by WorkSafe Victoria at their Independent Medical Examiners page.

Contacting the TAC

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the information above, or about Independent Medical Examinations in general, please contact:

IME Team
Health & Disability Strategy Group
Fax: 03 9656 9373


IME Team
C/- Health & Disability Strategy Group
222 Exhibition Street

Keeping your details up to date

Your details are important to us. Should they change, please contact the Manager, Independent Medical Examinations to update.