If you ever wondered how to become an Uber driver in Melbourne, 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.


Uber driver requirements in Melbourne, VIC

To become an Uber driver in Melbourne, you have to meet the following requirements:

1. Be at least 21 years old

If you’re under 21 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.

2. Have an full VIC driver’s licence

You must have held an Open licence in the past six months or more. If it’s not a VIC licence, you’ll need to convert it before signing up. Learn more about Uber licence requirements in Melbourne

3. Provide supporting documents for your Uber application

To become an Uber driver in Melbourne, you must also 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:

Uber Driver accreditation

In order to drive Uber in Melbourne,  you need to have a Driver Accreditation from the CPVV (Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria).

You can or apply for a Driver Accreditation online for a $74.40 fee. You’ll need to complete a medical self-assessment of 10 questions and, based on your responses, you might need to visit a doctor for a complete medical check. Processing Driver accreditation applications usually takes up to three weeks on average.

Medical assessment

If you need to get a medical assessment – complete your Medical Delf-Declaration Form and Driver Health Questionnaire and book an appointment at your GP.

ABN and GST registration

You need to be GST registered and provide an Australian Business Number (ABN) to become an Uber driver. You can register for GST via the Australian Tax Office website.

Driver safety education

To ensure every trip you will complete is safe and welcoming, you have the legal obligation to complete driver safety education before starting to use the Uber Driver app. This is provided by a third party EduMe and covers topics like avoiding discrimination or sexual harassment, assisting passengers with disabilities, vehicle maintenance and inspection, and general road safety.

4. Have proof of your right to work in Australia

As part of Uber’s sign-up process, you’ll need to demonstrate the right to work in Australia (unless you hold an Australian Passport, Australian Birth Certificate, or Australian Citizenship Certificate).

If you do not hold one of the above documents, a VEVO check will be conducted. You will need to provide one of the following documents in order for this check to be completed:

  • Immigration card
  • International passport
  • Refugee passport

Uber car requirements in Melbourne, VIC

The most important thing you need to drive for Uber is an eligible car. All Uber cars in Melbourne must meet the following requirements:

  • ANCAP 5-Star rated
  • In excellent working condition
  • No more than 8-seats, including the driver’s seat
  • Able to pass a vehicle inspection
  • Registered in Victoria
  • Covered by compulsory third party (CTP) insurance, and has at least third-party property damage insurance
  • Free from cosmetic damage
  • Free from commercial branding
  • Registered as a commercial passenger vehicle
  • Isn’t an ex-taxi/taxi, ex-driving school, government, branded or rebuilt vehicle.

Check Splend’s available rent to own cars in Melbourne.

Uber car types

For each Uber service there are specific requirements your car has to meet.

Uber type Model year Vehicle type Seating Special requirements
UberX 15 years old or less 4-door 4 passengers
UberXL 15 years old or less 4-door SUV or large passenger vans 6-7 passengers
Uber Comfort 7 years old or less Mid sized vehicle 4 passengers
  • Extra legroom for passengers
  • Minimum 500 trips completed
  • Driver rating of 4.85 or above
Uber Premier 6 years old or less 4-door high-end vehicles 4 passengers
  • Extra legroom for passengers
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • Minimum 20 trips completed
  • Driver rating of 4.6 or above

Check the list of eligible vehicles for each Uber type of service in Melbourne.

Car inspection

For the safety of the drivers and passengers, your car must pass a vehicle inspection before you can start driving it for Uber. You can book an appointment with Redbook Inspect who provide a CPVV-approved inspection process at three locations (Tullamarine, Port Melbourne, Dandenong) or at any Licensed Vehicle Tester in Victoria to get the Roadworthy Certificate. See all the Licensed Vehicle Testers or book with Redbook Inspect.

After passing the inspection, you must display a CPV sign or any sign to identify Uber on your car that you can order here.

Commercial Passenger Vehicle Registration

Once you got your driver accreditation and passed the vehicle inspection, the last step is applying to register the vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle with CPVV. To apply, you need to provide your vehicle details, your Victorian driver accreditation number or a copy of your Australian driver’s licence and passport and pay a $55.10 application fee.

Register your vehicle here

Car insurance

You’ll need comprehensive or third-party property insurance in order to drive Uber in Melbourne, Victoria. Make sure your name, car make and registration, policy expiration date and type of cover are clearly visible on the document.


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Where to drive for Uber in Melbourne?

You can drive wherever you feel like, but for constant ride demands and increased earnings, you should go around Melbourne’s traffic hotspots — CBD, St. Kilda, Hawthorn, Northcote.

It’s also helpful to plan working around rideshare demand peak hours:

  • Weekdays – 5 am – 9 am, 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday and Saturday – 5 pm and 5 am
  • Sunday – All day.

How to drive for Uber if I don’t have a car?

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.

Looking for an Uber car rental in Melbourne? 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.


How can Splend help me become an Uber driver?

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:

1. The keys to your career on the road

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 be a good Uber driver.

2. Car insurance

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.

3. Car inspection

All Splend cars have been inspected by Uber, and ready for you to jump behind the wheel and start earning an income.

4. Uber application and other paperwork

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.

5. Customer benefits

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 Melbourne 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.

The easy way to start Uber driving

Get an Uber-ready car and Uber sign-up support with our Flexi and Flexi own plans


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.

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