We enable you to make money by driving. And not just with ridesharing. There’s a world of other opportunities out there and if you think outside the box, driving is as versatile as you make it.

As far as on-demand gigs go, you can do so much more with your car than just rideshare driving. Once you have a good car for rideshare, you have a powerful tool on your hands to earn an income.

TIP: In times of low demand or if you just need a change of pace, you can use your car to do courier work such as parcel or food deliveries.

Check out our list with some of the most popular delivery apps in Australia and top up your rideshare income.

Courier and parcel delivery

Amazon Flex

Amazon Flex allows you to earn money by delivering packages to customers in your city. You’re the last link in the delivery chain, which means you help Amazon transport its packages from its regional centres to customers.

Requirements to drive with Amazon Flex

  • 20 years or older
  • Full unrestricted AU driver’s licence
  • Smartphone
  • Background check
  • Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Valid car insurance

Signing up to drive with Amazon Flex

  1. Download the app and sign up
  2. Upload the necessary documents
  3. Apply for a background check and right to work check
  4. Start delivering after you get the approval


With Yello, you can choose not only your working hours, but also the retailers you deliver for. They charge a one-time onboarding fee as opposed to a commission after your deliveries. You can use the promo code SPLENDYELLO and get 80% off on the signup with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

You’ll receive your payments into your nominated bank account daily, directly from the retailers you work with.

Requirements to drive with Yello

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Motor vehicle insurance (comprehensive)
  • National Police Check (issued within the past 11 months)
  • Australian Business Number (ABN)

Signing up to drive with Yello

  1. Download the Drive Yello app for iOS or Android and set up your personal profile
  2. Sign up as an Independent Contractor, fill in your details and add a profile picture
  3. Complete an online training

Uber Connect

Uber Connect is a delivery solution that allows people to send items the same day, from packages to gift and documents. It’s an affordable, same-day delivery solution started out as a pilot project during the Pandemic period, transformed now into a permanent Uber service.

Requirements to drive with Uber Parcel

If you meet the Uber driver requirements and you’re an active Uber driver, you’re automatically eligible to work on the Connect platform too.

The Uber Connect service is available just in several Australian cities for now:

  • Victoria – Melbourne, Geelong
  • New South Wales – Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong
  • Queensland – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Townsville
  • South Australia – Adelaide
  • Western Australia – Perth
  • Tasmania – Hobart
  • Australian Capital Territory – Canberra
  • Northern Territory – Darwin

How it works

  • If you’re an Uber driver, you will automatically receive Uber Connect requests. You can opt out here anytime
  • After you accept a Connect delivery request, you’ll see additional pick-up and drop-off notes from the requester.
  • The sender will be asked to meet you at the kerbside of the pick-up location to safely load the package into the boot of your vehicle and help minimise contact
  • If you’re having difficulty locating the item or the drop-off location, you can call the requester in the app for additional information.


By joining the Sherpa network of crowdsourced couriers, you can deliver packages 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM within the major cities.

Sherpa is present in several Australian cities:

  • Victoria – Melbourne, Geelong
  • New South Wales – Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Albury-Wodonga, Gosford
  • Queensland – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Sunshine Coast
  • South Australia – Adelaide
  • Western Australia – Perth
  • Tasmania – Hobart, Launceston
  • Australian Capital Territory – Canberra

Requirements to drive with Sherpa

  • Valid AU or international drivers license
  • Car in good condition with current insurance
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Own a smartphone (iOS or Android 4.0)
  • Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Valid Police Check
  • Proof of Right to work in Australia
  • Bank account details
  • Speak fluent English

Signing up to drive with Sherpa

  1. Download the app for iOS or Android or sign up online
  2. Fill out the form with your personal details upon confirming your account
  3. Read the Contractor Agreement
  4. Read the online onboarding material and pass a short quiz
  5. Upload your onboarding video
  6. Create a WorkPro account
  7. Upload the required documents
  8. Wait for Sherpa to approve your application


A platform designed to connect couriers with customers, the Zoom2u marketplace offers you the freedom to work whenever you want and choose which bookings you want to deliver. They transfer your payments into your account once a week.

Zoom2u is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Gold Coast.

Requirements to drive with Zoom2u

  • Active ABN
  • AU driver’s license
  • Proof of right to work in Australia
  • A reliable car with comprehensive insurance coverage
  • Smartphone

Signing up to drive with Zoom2u

  1. Sign up online
  2. Download the app for iOS or Android

Food delivery

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform. You can use your own car and work as much or as little as you want — even for an hour or less at a time.

Requirements to drive with Uber Eats

  • Full Australian licence (i.e. not a probationary licence) in the state you’ll be driving in or be on a temporary visa and hold a full overseas licence
  • Background check
  • Right to work check
  • Valid vehicle insurance

Signing up to drive with Uber Eats

  1. Apply for a background check and a right to work check
  2. Create an Uber profile here and fill in your personal information
  3. Check out Uber Eats’ delivery basics
  4. Complete the food safety education modules

Local restaurants

With the delivery demand booming, we suggest you also reach out to your local cafés, restaurants, and pizzerias to offer delivery services to these businesses.

TIP: For more earning opportunities, check out our referral program and build out a passive revenue stream so you can earn money even when you’re not driving.

If you want to further diversify your work, check out our comparison of the most popular rideshare apps in Australia too.

About Splend

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. We are currently available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and the Gold Coast.

For more information about Splend, make an appointment and drop by to your local Splend Hub, email us, or say hello on 1800 775 363.