How to become an Ola driver in Australia [Complete guide]

    How to become an Ola driver in Australia
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    Since launching in India in 2010 Ola has taken the ridesharing market by storm, becoming one of the largest platforms on the market. Now, Ola operates in over 110 cities across India and Australia and is available in the following locations:

    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
    • Perth
    • Gold Coast
    • Canberra
    • Brisbane
    • Adelaide

    Some of Ola’s features for passengers include SOS alerts, lower peaks and real time location sharing. For drivers, benefits include:

    • Daily payments – you have your earnings in your bank account by the next working day
    • SOS button in the app for increased safety
    • Introductory commission rate – Ola retains only 7.5% of your fares for the first 30 days, as opposed to the standard 15% commission rate
    • 24/7 support via Ola’s helpline
    • Free registration

    To become an Ola driver in Australia, you need to sign up online. See the details below:

    Step-by-step guide to signing up with Ola in Australia

    Ola vehicle requirements in Australia

    To become an Ola driver you need a car that meets the following requirements, as well as the documents below:

    • 2010 model or newer
    • Minimum 4 doors
    • Minimum 4 passenger seats for the Sedan category
    • Minimum 6 passenger seats for SUV category
    1. Valid registration and insurance
    2. Certificate of Roadworthiness

    Ola driver requirements in Australia

    Same as with all rideshare platforms, you need to submit some personal documents to certify that you’re suitable to work as a rideshare driver:

    • An unrestricted driver’s licence
      – Minimum 6 months of driving experience in SA and VIC
      – Minimum 12 months of driving experience in all other Australian states
    • Proof of identity – either of the following documents:
      – Australian Passport
      – Australian Birth Certificate
      – Australian Citizenship Certificate
      If you present an international passport, Ola may conduct a VEVO check (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) check your work rights in Australia
    • Driving record
    • Police check
    • Driver accreditation (if applicable, depending on your state)

    Payment information

    To finalise your application you need to provide your payment information so that Ola can wire your payments. Ola transfers the fares from the day to your bank account by the next day. You need to submit the following details:

    • Bank account information
    • ABN number

    Signing up to drive with Ola

    Once you have your documents ready, simply sign up online to drive with Ola. From there you can enter your personal details and agree to the terms and conditions.

    After you sign up, Ola’s team will review your information and email you about your application.

    How do I contact Ola’s support team?

    If you’re having trouble with your application, Ola has a dedicated support team. You can call their 24/7 driver phone support service on 03 8594 1941, or send an email to care.australia@olacabs.com

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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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