If you ever wondered how to become an Uber driver in Perth, we have the answers. Below are the driver requirements that you need to meet. If you need any help with your application, Splend is here for you.
To become an Uber driver in Perth, you have to meet the following requirements:
If you’re under 21 years old, you can’t become a driving partner for Uber, no matter how long your driving experience is or if you meet all the other criteria.
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. Learn more about Uber licence requirements in Perth.
To become an Uber driver in Perth, you must also 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:
You need to pass a criminal background check through the National Crime Check (NCC). You can request it online, which will cost between $30-$50, and will be valid for three months. Uber can also process this for you.
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.
You need to be GST registered and provide an Australian Business Number (ABN) to become an Uber driver. You can register for GST via the Australian Tax Office website.
To ensure every trip you will complete is safe and welcoming, you have the legal obligation to complete driver safety education before starting to use the Uber Driver app. This is provided by a third party EduMe and covers topics like avoiding discrimination or sexual harassment, assisting passengers with disabilities, vehicle maintenance and inspection, and general road safety.
In order to prove your right to work in Australia, you must provide an Australian Passport, Australian Birth Certificate or Australian Citizenship Certificate.
If you do not hold one of the above documents, a VEVO check will be conducted. You will need to provide one of the following documents in order for this check to be completed:
The most important thing you need to drive for Uber is an eligible car. All Uber cars in Perth must meet the following requirements:
Check Splend’s available rent to own cars in Perth.
For each Uber service there are specific requirements your car has to meet.
Check the list of eligible vehicles for each Uber type of service in Perth.
To use your car for on-demand driving in Western Australia, you need a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) On-demand Charter (OD-C) authorisation. You can apply for new PTV authorisations only via DoTDirect. You need to provide a valid vehicle registration, the Motor Injury insurance and a valid full vehicle inspection done in the past three months. A 12 month PTV authorisation will cost $113, with an application fee of $15 per vehicle.
In WA, on-demand drivers must have 3F Motor Injury Insurance to cover for any injury resulting from an accident. You can upgrade your MII when you apply for a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) On-demand Charter (OD-C) authorisation online via DoTDirect and it costs around $560.
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.
You can drive wherever you feel like in Perth, but for constant ride demands and increased earnings, you should go around the city’s hotspots — CBD, Scarborough, Mt. Lawley Cottesloe, Fremantle, Northbridge, Casino, Leederville, Cottesloe, Perth Airport.
It’s also helpful to plan working around rideshare demand peak hours:
Most drivers turn down the idea of rideshare driving because their car doesn’t meet the Uber requirements or don’t have a car at all. That’s where car subscription providers, like Splend, step in. It has become very popular for rideshare drivers to get on a car subscription plan rather than buying a car for Uber.
If you’re looking to rent to own a car in Perth, our all-inclusive, flexible Uber car subscriptions don’t require any deposit or credit check, and are tailored to on-demand drivers’ needs. You can choose between our subscription plans, Flexi and Flexi own, depending on the flexibility you’re looking for.
Splend is more than a car subscription provider. 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:
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.
All Splend cars come with comprehensive car cover and rideshare insurance, so you’re covered if you ever have an accident. We also provide 24/7 roadside assistance.
All Splend cars have been inspected by Uber, and ready for you to jump behind the wheel and start earning an income.
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 Hub with Customer Specialists on hand to help you through the process.
At Splend, your dedicated Customer Specialist will help you set up your business, and continue to be your point of contact whenever you have a question or need advice.
Sign up to Splend’s Flexi or Flexi own car subscription plans and you’ll enjoy customer benefits beyond the wheel, such as additional income through our referral program, goodies for your car, access to our local Perth Hub, 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.
We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.
We’re more than a car subscription provider. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our customers enjoy driver training and dedicated support, as well as customer benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.
Better Option than Regular Car Finance
Our flexible plans and Uber-approved cars make driving more accessible, without the hassle of car financing.