We get this question a lot from people looking what are the Uber driver requirements 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, and to be at least 21 years of age.

  • (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

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Can P plates do Uber?

No. You can’t drive for Uber or Uber Eats on your P’s, as a P1 or P2 licence holder. You must have a valid full driver’s licence in your territory and be at least 20 or 21 years of age, depending on the state you’re driving in.

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.

Do I need a full driver’s licence to driver Uber Eats?

Yes. To meet Uber Eats driver requirements, you need a full Australian driver’s licence, no minimum driving experience is required and you have to be at least 18 years of age.

You can also drive for Uber Eats using a valid full international driver’s licence and a temporary visa. There is a list of 47 countries from which Uber allows international licences. 

Until now, overseas licences have only been accepted in the following cities:

  • Victoria – Melbourne, Mornington Peniunsula, Geelong
  • New South Wales – Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Byron Bay, Wagga Wagga
  • Queensland – Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay
  • Western Australia – Perth, Bunbury
  • Australian Capital Territory – Canberra
  • South Australia – Adelaide

IMPORTANT: If your licence is not in English, you must provide an International Driving Permit or NAATI-Certified Translation of it. 

What do I need to become a Splend customer?

  1. You must be at least 25 years old
  2. You must have an UberX account
  3. 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

How can Splend help me become an Uber driver?

Splend is more than an Uber car rental 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. We offer you a wide range of electric, hybrid and petrol cars to choose from, eligible for UberX, Uber Comfort and Uber Premier.

Check our currently available cars and choose the best car for Uber driving.

About Splend

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.

For more information about Splend, make an appointment and drop by to your local Splend Hub, email us, or say hello on 1800 775 363.