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.
To become an Uber driver in Queensland, you have to meet the following requirements:
If you’re under 20 years old, you can’t become a driving partner for Uber, no matter how long your driving experience is or if you meet all the other criteria.
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.
To become an Uber driver in Brisbane, Queensland, and the Gold Coast, you must 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.
The most important thing you need to drive for Uber is an eligible car. All Uber cars in Queensland must meet the following requirements:
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For each Uber service there are specific requirements your car has to meet.
Check the list of eligible vehicles for each Uber type of service in Brisbane.
All vehicles driving with Uber must be covered by compulsory third party (CTP) insurance, and have at least third-party property damage insurance. To drive with UberX, you also need to be listed on the car’s property damage insurance policy, even if you are not the vehicle owner or main policyholder.
To be eligible for Uber, all vehicles must have a current Certificate of Inspection (COI) or be eligible for an exemption. You’ll need to book an appointment at a certified inspection centre and take your car in for a check-up. To be eligible for an exemption, the vehicle must have been registered for less than 12 months.
The TMR also requires Uber drivers to hold a current Booked Hire Service licence for every vehicle they choose to drive on the Uber app. To apply, the vehicle must have a current Certificate of Inspection (COI).
You can drive wherever you feel like in Queensland, but for constant ride demands and increased earnings, you should go around Brisbane traffic hotspots — CBD, Paddington (the Caxton St end in particular), West End, South Bank, Tenerife, Newstead, Spring Hill, Tenerife, Bowen Hills.
It’s also helpful to plan working around rideshare demand peak hours:
Most drivers turn down the idea of rideshare driving because their car doesn’t meet the Uber requirements or don’t have a car at all. That’s where car subscription providers, like Splend, step in. It has become very popular for rideshare drivers to get on a car subscription plan rather than buying a car for Uber.
The key benefits of Uber car subscriptions include the all-inclusive, flexible contract with no deposit or credit check, as well as additional benefits, depending on the supplier. You can choose between our subscription plans, Flexi and Flexi own, depending on the flexibility you’re looking for.
Looking for an Uber car rental in Brisbane? Our Uber car subscription plans are all-inclusive, flexible, no deposit or credit check required, with customer benefits, and ongoing support throughout your subscription. You can choose between Flexi and Flexi own, depending on the flexibility you’re looking for.
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:
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 Customer Specialist 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 customer benefits beyond the wheel, such as additional income through our referral program, goodies for your car, access to our local Brisbane Hub, 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.
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.
Better Option than Regular Car Finance
Our flexible plans and Uber-approved cars make driving more accessible, without the hassle of car financing.