An alternative to traditional driving jobs
Driving with the Uber app offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to driver jobs or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a driver with the Uber app.
Drivers who use the Uber app come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make work fit into their lives, not the other way around.
Uber offers opportunities in all major cities in Australia, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney—plus other locations across the country.
Why earn with Uber
Whether you want to work morning or evenings, you can always make it work.
Set your own hours
Unlike traditional jobs, you decide when and how often you work. Work as much or as little as you want.
Get paid fast
Your earnings are deposited into your account every week. And with Flex Pay, you can cash out your earnings once a day.
Get support at every turn
If there’s anything that you need, you can reach us anytime 24/7. We offer in-app and phone support to all our earner-partners.
Safety on the road
Have peace of mind wherever you go.
Tell your loved ones where you are. Keep your contact details confidential. Get help at the tap of a button.
Help if you need it
From emergency assistance to 24/7 support, the app is designed with your safety in mind.
An inclusive community
We're a community of millions of people who share community guidelines and depend on one another to do the right thing.
Top questions from drivers
- What do I need to sign up?
To sign up to drive, you need to be at least 21 years old, have the right to work in Australia and hold a valid full driver’s licence in the state or territory you plan to drive in. Requirements may vary by state – see further requirements and information on the Requirements page. If you don’t have access to a car, vehicle rental options are available in many Australian cities.
- What is the sign-up process like?
There are a few steps to the Uber sign-up process. First, sign up to drive online. Next, you’ll need to upload your supporting documents, and obtain rideshare licensing as required by your state's transport authority. You’ll also need to pass a background check and, depending on where you plan to drive, complete a vehicle inspection. Requirements vary depending on where you plan to drive – visit the requirements page to learn more.
Signing up, including the rideshare licence application process, takes between 1 week and 3 months, depending on your local regulations.
- Does it cost money to sign up?
The Uber Driver app is free to download and signing up to drive is free. To meet ridesharing requirements in your city, there may be costs involved, such as paying for a rideshare licence and vehicle inspection. For more information on what you need to get started, visit the requirements page.
- Do I need my own car?
If you want to drive with Uber but need a car, third-party vehicle providers may be able to provide suitable options. Please note that availability varies by city. Visit the Marketplace to learn more.
- Are trips insured?
Yes, driver-partners are covered by a contingent liability policy that works with their personal compulsory third party (CTP) injury cover to provide protection for all UberX, Uber Comfort, Uber Premium, UberXL and Assist trips.
This ensures that every trip is insured and that riders and other road users are protected if there is an accident.
- What if I have an issue with a rider?
Online support is available 24/7. Phone support is also available during select hours. If you encounter an incident with a rider, tap ‘help’ in the app to reach out to our support team.