Join the thousands of people who are earning a flexible income driving with Uber in Adelaide

If you ever wondered how to become an Uber driver in Adelaide, 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.


1. Full SA driver’s licence

You must have a full AU driver’s licence with at least 6 months of driving experience within the last two years. If it’s not a SA licence, you’ll need to convert it before signing up. Learn more about Uber licence requirements in Adelaide.

2. An Uber-eligible car

For a car to be eligible for Uber, it must be nine years old or newer (from the current year’s changeover date, the 30th of June). For example, before the 30th of June 2020, an Uber-eligible car must be a 2010 model or newer and after that, 2011 or newer.

The car must also have its SA registration, four doors with external handles, seat belts for the driver and at least four passengers, and no damage or missing body pieces.

Car insurance

You’ll need valid insurance in order to drive Uber in Adelaide and South Australia. Make sure your name, car make and registration, policy expiration date and type of cover are clearly visible on the document.

Car inspection

Once Uber has completed your background check and you’ve been approved, you’ll receive an email. The email will invite you to complete a free car inspection – the final step in becoming an Uber driver in Adelaide. We will do this for you before you get into our vehicle.

3. Uber application documents

To become an Uber driver in Adelaide, you must be 21 years or older, 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:

Driver’s Accreditation

1. Driver’s Accreditation application

Get familiar with the application process and complete the form. This can take up to six weeks, so get in as early as you can.

2. DSCI clearance

The DSCI clearance allows you to work with children, and it’s mandatory for your Driver’s Accreditation application. You can apply online.

3. Certificate of Fitness (medical assessment)

You’ll also need to get a medical assessment, also known as a Certificate of Fitness. Book an appointment at your GP and complete this form. This can cost up to $200 depending on your GP.

4. Police check

In order to get your Driver’s Accreditation, you’ll also need to provide a National Criminal History Check. These are valid for three months and cost around $49. For more information on how to register yours, visit

Operator Accreditation

In order to provide rideshare services, you must also obtain an Operator Accreditation. Download the form, complete it, and submit it along with a plan of operation to 71 Richmond Road, Mile End 5031. This costs $93 a year and has to be renewed every five years.

After completing these steps, it will take Uber roughly 24 hours to verify your documents and an extra 3-5 days to activate your account.

This is a lot of information to remember, so we’ve created a checklist for you.
Save it to your phone to have all the steps and resources at hand.


How can Splend help me become an Uber driver?

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:

1. The keys to your career on the road

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.

2. Car insurance

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.

3. Car inspection

All Splend cars have been inspected by Uber, and ready for you to jump behind the wheel and start earning an income.

4. Uber application and other paperwork

At Splend, your dedicated account manager will help you set up your business, and continue to be your point of contact whenever you have a question or need advice.

The easy way to start Uber driving

Kickstarting your career can be frustrating. There’s lots of paperwork, legislation and competition. So how do you get ahead?

We’re your wingman. We’ll sign you up to Uber and take care of your paperwork for free. You just have to focus on what you do best: drive.

Join now for free Uber sign-up support

5. Member benefits

Sign up to Splend’s Flexi or Flexi own car subscription plans and you’ll enjoy member benefits beyond the wheel, such as additional income through our referral program, goodies for your car, access to our local Member Support Centre, 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.

About Splend

We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber 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 Centreemail us or say hello on 1800 775 363.

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