How to become an Uber driver in Sydney

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    Join the thousands of people who are earning a flexible income driving with Uber in Sydney

    Below are the driver requirements to join Uber in Sydney. If you need any help with your application, Splend is here for you.


    1. Full NSW driver’s licence

    You must have a full AU driver’s licence with at least 12 months of driving experience. If it’s not a NSW licence, you’ll need to convert it before signing up.

    2. An Uber-eligible car

    For a car to be eligible for Uber, it must be nine years old or newer (from the current year’s changeover date, the 30th of June). For example, before the 30th of June 2020, an Uber-eligible car must be a 2010 model or newer and after that, 2011 or newer.

    The car must also have its NSW registration, four doors with external handles, seat belts for the driver and at least four passengers, and no damage or missing body pieces.

    Car insurance

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

    Car inspection

    Renewing the NSW registration of a car that’s more than five years old requires an inspection. If the car passes, it’s suitable for Uber driving.

    3. Uber application documents

    To become an Uber driver in Sydney, you must be 21 years or older, 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:

    Driving record

    To drive Uber in NSW, you’ll need to submit proof of a good driving record. The good news is that you can request your driving record online.

    Background check

    This one is also easy to obtain online. Just log in to your Uber account and go to You’ll need these documents to request a background check:

    • Passport/birth certificate
    • Driver licence/student card
    • Medicare/bank card

    Passenger Transport licence code

    Every Uber driver in NSW needs to have one of these. If you haven’t already,  have this, you’ll need to apply for one. Prepare copies of the documents we mentioned above, as well as your passport or birth certificate.

    Once you have all the documents, you can apply for a Passenger Transport licence code. The application costs $22 and usually takes 3 to 7 business days to be processed.

    Driver safety certification

    In New South Wales, you need to take a driving safety course before you can you start to work legally as a rideshare driver.  You can complete the driver safety education course online, using your Uber account.

    This is a lot of information to remember, so we’ve created a checklist for you.
    Save it to your phone to have all the steps and resources at hand.


    How can Splend help me become an Uber driver?

    Splend is more than a car rental company. 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 earn tips and maintain your five-star driver rating.

    2. Car insurance

    All Splend cars have comprehensive 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

    Kickstarting your career as a driver can be frustrating. There’s lots of paperwork, legislation and competition. At Splend, your dedicated account manager will help you sign up to Uber, set up your business, and continue to be your point of contact whenever you have a question or need advice.

    5. Member benefits

    Sign up to Splend Rent or Rent to own and you’ll enjoy member benefits beyond the wheel, such as additional income through our referral program, goodies for your car, access to our local Member Support Centre, 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.


    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

    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.

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    Balazs Szekely

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