How do I become an Uber driver in Brisbane?

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    Join the thousands of people who are earning a great income driving with Uber in Brisbane or Gold Coast

    Below are the steps you need to take to join the rideshare revolution in Brisbane and Gold Coast. Splend can help facilitate your Uber application process for you. Call 1800 775 363 for more information.


    1. An eligible car

    For a car to be eligible for Uber, it must be nine years or less from the current year’s changeover date, the 30th of June. For example, before the 30th of June 2017, an Uber eligible car must be a 2007 model or newer and after the 30th of June 2017, an Uber eligible car must be a 2008 model or newer.

    To be eligible for Uber, a car must have its QLD Registration, have four doors with external handles, mustn’t have damage or missing pieces of the body and has seat belts for the driver and at least four passengers.

    2. Full QLD driver’s licence

    You must have held a full Drivers Licence in Australia for at least 12 months in the last two years. Before signing up to Uber, you will need to ensure you have a valid QLD Drivers Licence.

    3. Driver’s Authorisation from the Department of Transport

    To drive with Uber in Brisbane and Gold Coast, you must obtain a Driver’s Authorisation from the Department of Transport and Main Roads. To obtain a Driver’s Authorisation, follow the steps below.

    • Book and complete a Commercial Standards Medical. You can complete a discount medical on-site at the Uber Green Light Hubs for $75. You can book your medical with Uber by clicking the links below.
      Book Fortitude Valley Green Light Hub – Available Monday through Saturdays
      – OR you can complete your medical with a local partnered medical centre for $85 – Find your local centre here
    • Submit your application to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Find your nearest branch here.
    • Collect and submit your Interim Driver Authority to Uber online.

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads will mail you your Driver Authorisation Card within a couple of weeks of your application being approved.

    4. Car insurance

    Comprehensive or Third Party Property, your name, vehicle make and registration, policy expiration and type of cover must be visible on the document you give to Uber.

    5. Uber application

    You must be over the age of 21 to become an Uber driver as well as owning a smartphone (iPhone 4s or newer, Android 2013 or newer).

    Click here to apply online to become an Uber driver partner.

    6. Car inspection

    All cars must pass a certified inspection and hold a valid QLD Safety Certificate to be eligible for Uber. Click here to book your inspection at one of the certified locations.

    Related: Everything you need to know about how Uber works

    How can Splend help me become an Uber driver?

    Splend is more than a Uber car rental company; we provide you with the complete service. This complete service includes helping with your Uber application process as well as providing you with ongoing training and support, ensuring you become a successful Uber driver.

    Below are the steps required to become an Uber driver and how Splend can help you.

    An eligible car

    Splend provides its Members with brand new vehicles that pass all Uber’s eligibility requirements. The cars have been tested to ensure the maximum comfort and safety for both the drivers and the passengers, resulting in high customer satisfaction and driver ratings.

    Car insurance

    All Splend cars have comprehensive rideshare insurance. Therefore, you are covered if you have an accident. Splend also provides Members with 24/7 roadside assistance.

    Car inspection

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

    Member benefits

    Become a Splend Member and you will receive discounts on tax & accounting services, a corporate health plan and more. Also, check out our summary of Uber driver benefits.


    About Splend

    Splend rents vehicles to Uber drivers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and Newcastle. Splend’s Member Support Centre in Brisbane is located at 58 Chale Street Yeerongpilly QLD 4105. Get directions.

    There are two options, Rent and Rent-to-Own. See our plans & pricing to find out more.

    If you want to know more about Splend, give our team a call on 1800 775 363.

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