How To Become An Uber Driver in Australia

uber driver requirements

Driver-partner requirements

So you are considering becoming an Uber driver in Australia? A common question asked, is what are my requirements to be a driver?

You can drive with Uber even if you don’t own a car. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have access to a vehicle that meets Uber’s vehicle requirements
  • Hold a valid full driver’s licence in your state or territory
  • Have held a full driver’s licence in any Australian state or territory for at least 12 months
  • Provide all the necessary documents required in your state or territory
  • Be listed as an insured driver for the vehicle you plan to drive

Before hitting the road, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • A valid, full driver’s licence for your state or territory
  • Your passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of vehicle insurance as required in the state or territory you plan to drive in
  • Any other documents required in the state or territory you plan to drive in

After starting the signup process, you’ll be required to pass a background check. Processes for driver-partner background checks vary by city.

How much do drivers with Uber make?

How much do uber drivers earn in Australia

Drivers in Australia have an average income of $35 to $40 per hour before Uber takes its 25% cut (source: finder.com.au)

Here’s the short answer: You can drive and earn as much as you want. And, the more you drive, the more you’ll make. 

Plus, you’ll receive your fares weekly and they are automatically deposited directly into your bank account. 

When a rider takes a trip with you, they are charged a fare at the end of the ride. Each fare is calculated based on how far and how long the trip took to complete.

During times of high demand for rides, fares may increase to make sure those who need a ride can get one. For riders, surge helps ensure that pickup is available quickly and reliably. For drivers, surge means higher fares and a steady stream of ride requests. 

Prices increase during times when many ride requests are made in specific areas of the city, and when there are not enough drivers in a specific area to accommodate the number of riders requesting. When you’re online, your app displays areas with high demand for rides in shades of red. The deeper the shade of red, the greater that area’s demand. 

Surge pricing is calculated by multiplying the trip’s total fare by a current surge multiplier. For example, a rider in a surging area may see and accept a surge multiplier of 1.3x or 2.1x. This surge multiplier applies to the base, time, and distance of the trip fare.

Can you drive with Uber part-time?

Driving with Uber is perfect for a those looking for seasonal work, temporary work, part-time work or for those looking for a flexible full-time opportunity. 

If you have a full-time job, Uber is an excellent way to work a few hours during nights or weekends to save up money for gifts, school or a vacation. 

According to a national study80% of our partners drive fewer than 35 hours a week across 20 of our largest markets, and more than half only drive between one and 15 hours each week. 

Bottom line: You make your own hours and they are completely flexible.