Join the thousands of people who are earning a flexible income driving with Uber in Brisbane or Gold Coast
If you ever wondered how to become an Uber driver in Brisbane, Queensland, and the Gold Coast, 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.
You must have a full AU driver’s licence with at least 12 months of driving experience. If it’s not a QLD licence, you’ll need to convert it before signing up. Learn more about Uber licence requirements in Brisbane.
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 QLD registration, four doors with external handles, seat belts for the driver and at least four passengers, and no damage or missing body pieces.
You’ll need comprehensive or third-party property insurance in order to drive Uber in Brisbane. Make sure your name, car make and registration, policy expiration date, and type of cover are clearly visible on the document.
Your car must have a valid QLD Safety Certificate to be eligible for Uber. If you want to use your personal car for ridesharing, you’ll need to book an appointment at a certified inspection centre and take it in for a check-up.
To become an Uber driver in Brisbane, Queensland, and the Gold Coast, 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:
To drive Uber in Brisbane, Queensland, and the Gold Coast, you’ll need a Driver’s Authorisation (DA) from the DoT (Department of Transport and Main Roads). Here’s how you can obtain yours:
The DoT will mail you your Driver Authorisation Card within a couple of weeks of your application being approved.
The next step is to book and complete a Commercial Standards Medical Assessment at your local GP, at a partnering medical centre. Don’t forget to bring your DA form that you’ve filled in earlier.
In Queensland, you need to take a driving safety course before you can start to work legally as a rideshare driver. You can complete the driver safety education course online, using your Uber account.
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:
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.
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.
All Splend cars have been inspected by Uber, and ready for you to jump behind the wheel and start earning an income.
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.
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.
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.