How do I become an Uber driver in Sydney?

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

    Below are the driver requirements to join Uber in Sydney.


    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, the car must have its NSW 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 NSW 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 NSW Drivers Licence.

    3. Passenger Transport licence code

    Every Uber driver in NSW requires a Passenger Transport licence code from Uber. If you don’t already have this licence code, you will need to apply which requires copies of the following documents:

    • A valid NSW Driver’s Licence
    • A valid Passport or Birth Certificate
    • A Criminal Background Check

    The application cost of a Passenger Transport licence code is $22 and will take between 3 to 7 business days to be processed.

    4. Car insurance

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

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

    6. Car inspection

    To renew a car’s registration in NSW that is over five years old requires an inspection. If the car passes this inspection, it is valid for driving with Uber.

    If your car is less than five years old, it would not have required a registration inspection. Cars less than five years old need to be inspected by an Uber-approved site to be eligible. You can find a full list of Uber-approved sites here.

    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.

    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 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.

    Passenger Transport licence code

    Splend will process your Passenger Transport licence code application and cover the $22 cost for the driving history check.

    Car insurance

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

    Vehicle inspection

    All Splend cars have been inspected by Uber and therefore, 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 benefits such taking part in our community events, receiving goodies for your car and the chance to receive additional income through our referral bonus program.


    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 Sydney is located at 104 Station Road Auburn NSW 2144. 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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