Splend Blog

    Is Uber legal in Australia?

    The following information was updated on Tuesday 6 2016 December This is a question that many people still ask today. The short answer is yes, Uber is legal in almost every Australian state and territory. The confusion about the legalisation of Uber stems from the fact that each state has…

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    Hyundai Kona - Rent-to-Own
    Own a Hyundai Kona from as low as $269 per week

    Subcompact Hyundai crossover available on Splend’s Rent-to-Own plan Become the happy owner of a 5-door Hyundai Kona Go from a $269 weekly fee by signing up to Splend’s Rent-to-Own plan. This subcompact crossover SUV is a true head-turner – with its proud lines you’ll be sure to stand out from…

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    How do I become an Uber driver in Adelaide?

    Join the thousands of people who are earning a great income driving with Uber in Adelaide Below are the steps you need to take to join the rideshare revolution in Adelaide. Uber driver requirements in adelaide 1. An eligible car 2. Full SA driver’s licence 3. Driving history 4. Car…

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    Uber Canberra
    How do I become an Uber driver in Canberra?

    Join the thousands of people who are earning a great income driving with Uber in Canberra Below are the steps you need to take to join the rideshare revolution in Canberra. Uber driver requirements in Canberra 1. An eligible car 2. Full ACT driver’s licence 3. D-condition licence from Access…

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    Becoming a 5-star Uber driver
    7 tips to become a 5-star Uber Driver

    Here are 7 tips to become a 5-star Uber Driver: 1. Have a smooth ride One of the most important factors to becoming a 5-star Uber driver is the quality of your car. Most passengers switched from taxi’s to Uber for the increased quality of cars. Passengers prefer SUVs and…

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    Splend Sydney
    New Uber sign up process in NSW – Passenger Transport licence code

    Find out how to apply for your Passenger Transport licence code Previously to become an Uber driver in Sydney you were required to hold a private hire driver authority. Since Wednesday 1st November 2017, driver authorities have ceased to have effect in NSW. The new process to have a Passenger…

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    Kia Sportage 2018 - Rent-to-Own
    Bring home a Kia Sportage SUV from as low as $319 per week

    This agile Kia is all the buzz on Splend’s Rent-to-Own plan You can now bring home a 2019 Kia Sportage Si mid-size SUV from a weekly fee of $319 by signing up to our Rent-to-Own plan. Medium SUVs are all about challenging the norm and the Kia Sportage definitely lives…

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    How-to guide: own a car from 10 hours a week!

    Splend’s revamped Rent-to-Own plan provides you with the unique opportunity to own a brand-new car from 10 hours per week. 10 hours per week? How is that even possible? Well, read the step-by-step guide below to find out more! Step 1. Sign up to a rideshare platform Step 2. Sign…

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    Hyundai i30 - Rent-to-Own
    Bring home a Hyundai i30 from as low as $269 per week

    Compact Hyundai hatchback available on Splend’s Rent-to-Own plan You can own a 5-door Hyundai i30 Go hatchback from a weekly fee of $269 on our Rent-to-Own plan. This small family hatch is an increasingly popular choice for rideshare drivers. It’s hardly any surprise since its combined fuel consumption of just…

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    Love It Own It. Rent-to-Own
    Love It, Own It with our revamped Rent-to-Own plan

    Love It Own It. We have launched a revamped Rent-to-Own plan that is going to change everything! Get ready for more car choice, more features and more flexibility. The revamped Rent-to-Own plan includes the following new features: A flatlined weekly rental fee, which means you can now own a brand-new…

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    QLD Splend Member Support Centre
    New Member Support Centre opens in Brisbane

    Splend has opened a new Member Support Centre in Brisbane! The state of the art facility will help us to continue to provide our Members with significant value and to create a connected community of on-demand drivers. Located at 58 Chale St, Yeerongpilly, the new Member Support Centre in Brisbane…

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    Review of the the new Uber Driver app

    After months of feedback, research, and interviews with their drivers, Uber launched a new and improved Uber Driver app. We recently reviewed the new Uber Driver app and tested each of the features with our Members. Below are the results. One of the main new features of the Driver app…

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    New Member Support Centre opens in Melbourne

    Splend has opened a new Member Support Centre in Melbourne! The state of the art facility will help us to continue to provide our Members with significant value and to create a connected community of on-demand drivers. Located at 96 Langford Street North Melbourne, the new Member Support Centre in…

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    International Women's Day 2018 Splend
    Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, we wanted to share Member stories from women who have carved successful careers working with the on-demand platform, Uber. As it currently stands, women make up 15% of the 80,000 Uber drivers across Australia. Therefore, Splend is committed to growing the number of women driving…

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    Splend Australia Referral Program
    Find out about Splend’s Member referral program

    Do you know any friends or family who would be interested in earning a flexible income driving Uber in a new model Splend car? If the answer is yes, you could be eligible for the fantastic referral bonuses that Splend members receive. For every member signed up with your referral…

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    Member Support Centre
    What is a Member Support Centre?

    A Member Support Centre is quite simply; a home away from home for Splend Members who need a break from driving Uber. Every Member Support Centre was designed to provide the ideal lounge experience. This includes couches, access to tea and coffee, kitchen facilities, toilet amenities and much more. Importantly, every Member Support…

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    GreenFleet - Splend partnership
    Splend plants 10,500 trees and counting

    Splend has offset the carbon emission of its Uber driver community by planting over 10,500 trees. Like Splend, Greenfleet are leaders in their industry, carrying out real climate change actions through native reforestation projects across Australia and New Zealand. Splend’s CEO, Chris King, said that offsetting the carbon emissions of…

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    Melbourne Airport now open for Uber drivers
    Melbourne Airport now open for Uber drivers

    From Wednesday 16 August 2017, Uber drivers will be able to pick up travellers arriving into Melbourne Airport. Eligible Uber driver-partners can pick up riders from both the Domestic and International terminals. Click here to download a map that outlines the wait zones. To receive pick-up rider requests, Uber drivers…

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    Uber minimum fare increase
    Uber increases minimum fare

    From Friday 9 June 2017 onwards, Uber will be increasing the minimum fare paid by passengers. This minimum fare announcement means more money for uberX drivers, especially those who accept a number of shorter trips in and around the CBD of each Australian city The minimum fare will increase to…

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    Uber driver benefits
    Uber driver benefits

    Become a Splend member and receive fantastic Uber driver benefits that will put more money in your pocket. What Uber driver benefits does a Splend member receive? Car washes Enjoy discounted car washes at both Magic Hand Carwash and IMO Car Wash. Splend members receive up to a 33% discount…

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    Replacement Uber car after an accident - Splend
    Need a replacement Uber car?

    Have you been in a car accident and need a replacement Uber car? Find out how renting a replacement Uber car from Splend will ensure you are back on the road immediately. No Loss of Income As a rideshare or on-demand driver, your time off the road means that you…

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    Splend launches in Adelaide

    Splend, Australia’s leading provider of rideshare rental vehicles has officially launched in Adelaide. Splend’s expansion follows the announcement that Uber and the South Australian government have reached an agreement, meaning the rideshare giant will be accredited. This move will allow rideshare rental providers to operate legally in Adelaide. Splend CEO,…

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    How to manage driver fatigue as an Uber driver

    Splend recommends taking a break (of at least 10 minutes) every two hours to avoid driver fatigue. By taking regular breaks it helps to reduce driver mistakes. So next time you feel tired, make sure you pull over in a safe location, stretch those legs out and relax. Member Support Centres…

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    Member Success Representative - Splend account manager
    What is a Member Success Representative?

    Splend provides every Member with a dedicated Member Success Representative. But what does that mean? Think of your Member Success Representative as your guardian angel. Becoming your own boss can be daunting, so your Member Success Representative exists to help you through every step to becoming a successful Uber driver.…

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