How to become an Uber driver in Perth

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

    Below are the steps you need to take get started with Uber in Perth. If you need any help with your application, Splend is here for you.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. F or T extension from the DoT

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

    4.  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.

    5. Omnibus licence

    The state government introduced laws that require you to hold an omnibus licence to drive Uber in Perth, which costs $272 annually. To become an omnibus driver, you first need to have a full WA driver’s licence with an F or T extension.

    6. Uber application

    You must be over the age of 21 to become an Uber driver in Perth, WA, and have a smartphone that’s compatible with the Uber Driver app (iPhone 4s or newer, or any Android device released since 2013).

    Apply online to become an Uber driver partner.

    7. Car inspection

    All cars must pass a technical inspection to be eligible for Uber. Book a session at one of the certified inspection sites.

    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 become an Uber driver in Perth:

    An eligible car

    We provide new-model, 5-star ANCAP-rated cars that pass all Uber requirements. Our cars provide maximum comfort and safety for both the drivers and passengers. This results in high customer satisfaction as well as high driver ratings.

    F or T extension application

    Splend can process your F or T extension application for you, saving you time and effort. We’ll conduct and pay for the National Police Certificate required for your application. We have printed copies of all the documents in the local Splend office with a Member Success Representatives on hand to help you through the process.

     3F Motor Injury Insurance

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

    Omnibus licence

    We cover your annual $272 omnibus licence fee.

    Car inspection

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

    Member benefits

    Sign up to Splend Rent or Rent to own and you’ll enjoy member benefits beyond the wheel, such as receiving goodies for your car, additional income through our referral bonus program, and access to our 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.

    We’re more than a car rental company. 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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    Balazs Szekely

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