How do I become an Uber driver in Melbourne?

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

    Below are the steps you need to take to be working with Uber Melbourne.


    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 2019, an Uber eligible car must be a 2009 model or newer and after the 30th of June 2019, an Uber eligible car must be a 2010 model or newer.

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

    2. Full VIC driver’s licence

    You must have held a full driver’s licence in Australia for at least 6 months in the last two years. Before signing up to Uber, you will need to ensure you have a valid VIC driver’s licence.

    3. Driver accreditation from the CPVV

    Every Uber driver in VIC requires a driver accreditation from the Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV). To apply for your driver accreditation, you need to have held your Australian driver’s licence for six months and follow these steps:

    • Download this form and complete it before a medical assessment at a GP.
    • Certify Proof of Identity documents (your full Victorian driver’s licence, and your passport/birth certificate or your right to work if you’re not an Australian citizen).  Take these documents with you to your medical, as your GP can verify them for you.
    • Complete your online application with CPVV here.

    Applications will be processed in approximately 10-14 business days.

    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.

    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). You will need to provide a copy of these documents for your Uber application.

    Click here to apply online to become an Uber driver partner. You will need to upload your driver’s licence, driver accreditation and either your passport or your birth certificate.

    6. Car inspection

    Once Uber has completed your background check, and you have been approved, you will receive an email. The email will invite you to complete a free vehicle inspection – the final step in becoming an Uber driver.

    Related: Everything you need to know about how Uber works

    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 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. That means driving at the right times and collecting the most amount of fares.

    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 of Uber’s eligibility requirements. The Splend cars available provide maximum comfort and safety for both the drivers and the passengers. This results in high customer satisfaction as well as high driver ratings.

    Car insurance

    All Splend cars have comprehensive rideshare insurance, so you are always covered in the unlikely event that you are in an accident. Splend also provides Members with 24/7 roadside assistance.

    Driver accreditation application

    Splend will process your driver accreditation application for you and cover the $74.40 fee for you. We will also book you in for a free medical assessment, saving you up to $80.

    Car inspection

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

    Member benefits

    Become a Splend Member and you will receive fantastic Uber driver benefits such as discounts on car washes, tax & accounting services, a corporate health plan and more. For more information 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 Melbourne is located at 96 Langford Street North Melbourne VIC 3051. 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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