The when and where of driving for Uber Eats – a short guide to food deliveries

    Uber Eats driving guide
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    Our team is working closely with Uber to provide additional income opportunities in this evolving landscape, where demand for ridesharing is at a low point.

    In the first weeks of April, two-thirds of our members have signed up to Uber Eats and completed 10,000 deliveries and counting.

    Uber Eats may be new to you so to help you drive smarter, here are some pointers that may be of help:

    • Stats show that peak hours for Uber Eats are between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on weekdays
    • Demand peaks over the weekend. Times include 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday and all day on Sunday
    • Check out these links for the busiest areas to drive by city: Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney

    Signing up to Uber Eats is a great way to maximise your earnings. Don’t take it from us, hear it from our members themselves:

    “It’s a lifesaver, financially speaking. Great work, guys!” – Leslie (SA)

    “I’ve only done a few Uber Eats deliveries so far, but my experience has been good.” – Ross (VIC)

    “It’s working well for me. Thanks for the opportunity!” – Gary (WA)

    Signing up to Uber Eats and Uber Parcel

    The eligibility criteria are the same as for UberX, so if you’re an active Uber driver, you’re automatically ready to start with Uber Eats and Uber Parcel. Getting started is simple:

    Uber has activated cross–dispatch for all Splend members. You would’ve seen a notification in your Uber Driver app and you can activate Uber Eats directly from there.

    If you missed the notification, you can also sign up to Uber Parcel now. You’ll be asked to accept the terms and conditions and get all the information you need to get started. If you’re having trouble signing up, just call your Member Success Representative on 1800 775 363. We’re here to help.

    While at it, check out some of the other food delivery and grocery shopping apps you can use to supplement your rideshare income.

    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber, Uber Eats and other rideshare and delivery services.

    We’re more than a car rental company.In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with on-demand mobility and delivery platforms 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 Centre, email us or say hello on 1800 775 363.


    Balazs Szekely

    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

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