What driver’s licence is required for Uber?

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    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

    Related posts:
    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.

    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.

    What do I need to become a Splend member?

    1. You must be at least 25 years old
    2. 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

    About Splend

    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.

    For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centreemail us or say hello on 1800 775 363.


    Balazs Szekely

    Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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