We get this question a lot from people looking to become an Uber driver in Australia. Below is a summary of the driver’s licence requirements for driving Uber in Australia.
How much driving experience do I need to drive Uber?
To drive Uber in Australia, you need a full Australian driver’s licence with a minimum driving experience of 6-12 months depending on your state.
- (Vic) Victoria – 6 months
- (NSW) New South Wales – 12 months (within the last 24 months)
- (Qld) Queensland – 12 months
- (WA) Western Australia – 12 months
- (ACT) Australian Capital Territory – no minimum experience
- (SA) South Australia – 6 months
— How to become an Uber driver in Sydney
— How to become an Uber driver in Melbourne
— How to become an Uber driver in Brisbane
— How to become an Uber driver in Perth
— How to become an Uber driver in Canberra
— How to become an Uber driver in Adelaide
How to convert my driver’s licence to a different state?
You need to hold a full driver’s licence in the state or territory where you want to drive Uber. Having a full licence means you can’t be on your probationary or learners plates.
For example, if you hold a New South Wales driver’s licence and would like to become an Uber driver in Melbourne, you’ll need to transfer your NSW driver’s licence to Victoria. This process is usually free and easy to do.
Below are the links to the local road authorities if you need to transfer your licence from one Australian state to another.
- Victoria – Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria
- New South Wales – Transport for NSW
- Queensland – Queensland Government
- Western Australia – Department of Transport
- Australian Capital Territory – ACT Government
- South Australia – Government of South Australia
What additional documents are required for Uber driving?
Each state has different requirements for what documents you need to have to become an Uber partner. Applying for government documents can take between 2-6 weeks, so start the process as soon as possible.
Below are the links to apply for Government documents per each Australian state.
- Victoria – Driver Accreditation
- New South Wales – Passenger Transport licence code
- Queensland – Driver’s Authorisation
- Western Australia – F or T Extension
- Australian Capital Territory – D Condition Licence
- South Australia – Driver Accreditation
What do I need to become a Splend member?
- You must be at least 25 years old
- Have a good driving record. We cannot accept the following:
- More than three minor offences in the last 3 years (1-4 demerit points each, not including double demerit periods)
- Any major offences in the last three years (5+ point offences or suspensions, not including fine defaults/double demerit periods)
- Any drug or alcohol infractions at any time
- Excessive violations or suspensions, or serious individual offences
Splend offers more than just a car for Uber. We’ll help steer your career.
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.