Get a Licence
State regulations in Victoria require rideshare drivers to hold a special type of licence called a driver accreditation, issued by Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV), formerly the Taxi Services Commission (TSC). Additionally, you will need to register the vehicle you intend to drive as a commercial passenger vehicle. See below for information on the application process.
1. Get a driver accreditation (DA)
You'll need to get a driver accreditation through CPVV. CPVV may require applicants to undergo a medical assessment as part of the application process.
See details below.
2. Pass a vehicle inspection and get a sticker
CPVV requires that all ridesharing driver-partners are ‘driving a safe vehicle’. For the safety of drivers and riders, all driver partners need to pass a vehicle inspection before you can start driving using the Uber app in Victoria. To obtain this, you can either book with Redbook Inspect who provide a CPVV-approved inspection process at three locations (Tullamarine, Port Melbourne & Dandenong), or you can book an inspection at any Licensed Vehicle Tester in Victoria to obtain a Roadworthy Certificate. See locations of Licenced Vehicle Testers here or book with Redbook here.
Order a sticker
Drivers must display either a CPV sign or a sign identifying Uber on their vehicle. Order an Uber sticker via this website, but while you wait for it to arrive, you may opt to print a copy of the Victorian commercial passenger vehicle signage here as your sticker.
3. Register your vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle
CPVV also requires all driver-partners to register every vehicle they intend to drive on the Uber platform as a commercial passenger vehicle. The application process includes filling out a form and paying a fee.
What you need to do
Complete the online driver accreditation form
Fill out the online form to get started. You will need to select Booked services only. You’ll then be prompted to do a medical self-assessment consisting of 10 questions. Based on your responses, you may be required to visit a doctor to complete a medical check.
To apply, there is a fee and processing takes up to 3 weeks on average. You will need to apply directly through CPVV.
VEVO (right to work) check
As part of the sign up process, you need to demonstrate that you have a right to work in Australia. A VEVO check will be conducted based on the primary identity document you provide to Uber during the sign up process.
If you hold one of the following documents, a VEVO check will not need to be conducted.
- Australian Passport
- Australian Birth Certificate
- Australian Citizenship Certificate
If you do not hold one of the above documents, a VEVO check will be conducted. You will need to provide one of the following documents in order for this check to be completed:
- Immigration card
- International passport
- Refugee Passport
If you have multiple passports that are not Australian or New Zealand, you will need to provide the document you used to gain entry in to Australia.
Please do not provide a copy of your VISA or VEVO check as Uber will receive your results directly from National Crime Check.
Visit our Inspections page for more information on Inspections requirements and locations.
Commercial Passenger Vehicle Registraion
CPVV requires all driver-partners to register every vehicle they intend to drive using the Uber Driver App as commercial passenger vehicles.
If you are the owner of the vehicle you intend to use while driving using the Uber App fill out the online application link below to get started. You will be required to pay CPVV a $55.10 application fee to submit your registration and you will need to pay via credit card.
If you intend to rent a vehicle from the Uber Marketplace you will not be required to apply as this is provided by the Vehicle Solutions Provider.
To apply, you'll need:
- Your vehicle details
- Your Victorian driver accreditation number OR;
- A copy of your Australian driver’s licence and passport (current, expired within last two years but not cancelled)
Once you’ve registered your vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle, please upload a copy of the registration receipt to your Uber profile.
Commercial Passenger Vehicle Victoria Updates
ABN and GST Registration
Driver-partners must be GST registered and provide an Australian Business Number (ABN) in order to access the Uber app. If you haven’t already, you can register for GST via the Australian Tax Office (ATO) website. Alternatively, you can do this through services like AirTax, which are free of charge.
You can provide your ABN details and confirm that you are registered for GST in the ‘Invoice Settings’ section of your Partner Dashboard. Scroll down to fill in the field marked “Australian Business Number (ABN)”, Company/Legal name, and confirm that you are registered for GST.
Driver Safety Education
In Victoria, you and Uber have certain legal obligations to ensure that every trip is safe and welcoming. To make sure you are aware of these obligations, you are required to complete driver safety education before you can start using the Uber Driver app. It should take less than 30 minutes to complete.
The safety education is provided by a third party EduMe, and covers important topics such as avoiding discrimination, preventing sexual harassment, assisting riders with disability, vehicle maintenance and inspection, making sure you are fit to drive and general road safety.
ANCAP vehicle safety policy
All vehicles must have a 5-Star ANCAP rating or fall under our vehicle exemption policy to qualify for the Uber platform. Vehicles that do not meet our requirements will not be eligible to receive trip requests, and may be deleted from your account.
You can find out whether your vehicle has a 5-Star ANCAP rating at www.ancap.com.au.
For more information on our vehicle safety and exemption policies, click here.
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