How to become an Uber driver in Perth

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    Join the thousands of people who are earning a flexible income driving with Uber in Perth

    Below are the driver requirements to join Uber in Perth. If you need any help with your application, Splend is here for you.

     

    1. Full WA driver’s licence

    You must have a full AU driver’s licence with at least 12 months of driving experience over the last two years. If it’s not a WA licence, you’ll need to convert it before signing up.

    2. An Uber-eligible car

    For a car to be eligible for Uber, it must be nine years old or newer (from the current year’s changeover date, the 30th of June). For example, before the 30th of June 2020, an Uber-eligible car must be a 2010 model or newer and after that, 2011 or newer.

    The car must also have its WA registration, four doors with external handles, seat belts for the driver and at least four passengers, and no damage or missing body pieces.

    3F Motor Injury Insurance

    In WA on-demand drivers must have 3F Motor Injury Insurance ($556.05) to cover for any injury resulting from an accident.

    Don’t forget your comprehensive or third-party property insurance either. Make sure your name, car make and registration, policy expiration date, and type of cover are clearly visible on the document.

    Car inspection

    If you want to use your personal car for ridesharing, you’ll need to book an appointment at a certified inspection centre and take it in for a check-up.

    3. Uber application documents

    To become an Uber driver in Perth, you must be 21 years or older, have a smartphone that’s compatible with the Uber Driver app (iPhone 4s or newer, or any Android device released since 2013), and get the following paperwork ready:

    Police check

    You can request a police check online, which will cost between $30-$50, and will be valid for three months. Uber can also process this for you.

    Medical assessment

    You’ll also need to get a medical assessment – complete your Medical Assessment Instructions Form and Medical Fitness To Drive Form and book an appointment at your GP. If you don’t have a preferred medical professional, go to the local Uber Greenlight Hub and ask for the current list of partners.

    PTD authorisation

    In order to drive Uber in Perth and Western Australia you’ll need an F or T extension on your WA driver’s licence or apply for a PTD authorisation at the DoT (Department of Transport).

    Once you have the above-mentioned documents, you can apply for a PTD authorisation online via your DoTDirect account.  The initial application fee costs $28, and you’ll have to pay a further $88 annually.

     

    This is a lot of information to remember, so we’ve created a checklist for you.
    Save it to your phone to have all the steps and resources at hand.

     

    How can Splend help me become an Uber driver?

    Splend is more than a car rental company. We provide you with the complete service. This includes helping with your Uber application process as well as ongoing training and support, ensuring you become a successful Uber driver.

    Here’s how we can help you:

    1. The keys to your career on the road

    At Splend we can set you up with a new-model, 5-star ANCAP-rated car that also provides maximum comfort for you as well as your riders, making it easier for you to earn tips and maintain your five-star driver rating.

    2. 3F Motor Injury Insurance

    All Splend cars have comprehensive rideshare insurance and 3F Motor Injury Insurance so you’re always covered if you ever have an accident. We also provide 24/7 roadside assistance.

    3. Car inspection

    All Splend cars have been inspected by Uber, and ready for you to jump behind the wheel and start earning an income.

    4. PTD application

    Splend can process your PTD application for you, saving you time and effort. We’ll also conduct and pay for the police check required for your application. We have printed copies of all the documents in the local Splend office with Member Success Representatives on hand to help you through the process.

    5. Uber application and other paperwork

    Kickstarting your career as a driver can be frustrating. There’s lots of paperwork, legislation and competition. At Splend, your dedicated account manager will help you sign up to Uber, set up your business, and continue to be your point of contact whenever you have a question or need advice.

    6. Member benefits

    Sign up to Splend Rent or Rent to own and you’ll enjoy member benefits beyond the wheel, such as additional income through our referral program, goodies for your car, access to our local Member Support Centre, and a range of exclusive community events where you can catch up with the latest ridesharing trends and learn new tips and tricks to be more efficient in your work.

     

    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

    In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

    For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centreemail us or say hello on 1800 775 363.

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    Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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