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Drive when you want, make what you need

Earn on your own schedule

Become a rideshare driver in your city

Your city needs drivers like you to keep everyone moving forward. Thousands of riders request rides with Uber every day. You can use your vehicle to get paid to drive in your city while getting riders where they need to go.

Uber also connects you to these ways to earn:

Deliver with Uber Eats

Try food delivery using your 4-wheel or 2-wheel vehicle. With Uber Eats, you can connect people with the food they love from local restaurants.

Refer drivers

Invite friends and family to join the Uber community. Use your promo code when referring others, and you’ll earn a reward after they complete a certain number of trips.

Popular ride locations

Find out where riders are requesting trips, so you can maximise your earnings.

Where can I drive?

Service area

The Uber app works 24/7 throughout the Newcastle service area. This means that you can drive anywhere in the service area, shown at left, and still be able to accept trip requests.

Hotspots

  • Dining and nightlife: Newcastle CBD, Civic, Darby Street, East End, Hamilton
  • Events: McDonald Jones Stadium (Broadmeadow)
  • University of Newcastle: popular nights include Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Gosford and Central Coast: weekday morning and evening commute hours
  • Growing fast: weekend days in the Hunter Valley

Did you know?

As a driver-partner with NSW accreditation, you can drive anywhere in NSW where Uber operates. This includes Sydney, Newcastle, Byron Bay, and Wollongong...and growing!

Popular times

Trips are happening around the clock and across the week, but there are certain times that are typically much busier than others. Driver-partners can increase their fares by driving during busier times, such as weekday peak hours and on weekends.

  • Weekday evenings 5pm - 8pm
  • Friday & Saturday til Late
  • Sunday daytime

  • When uni is in session, typically Wednesday nights are busy quite late as well.

Airport information

It's helpful to be familiar with nearby airports, as some of your trips may take you to the area.

Get support at every turn

We want every trip with Uber to be easy as. That’s why we’re here to help you whenever you need it. You can contact our online support team 24/7.

Refer other drivers, earn incentives

You can invite friends and family from across the country to join the Uber driver-partner community. Use your unique promo code when referring new driver-partners to receive incentives (after they complete a certain number of trips).

Frequently asked questions

  • Different driving jobs offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have set hours and strict schedules. With Uber, you can decide whether you want to drive frequently or just a short time on the weekend. Previous rideshare experience is not required.

  • Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can get paid to drive when you want. You have the flexibility to be a rideshare driver in your city whenever you choose.

  • We make it as easy as possible for you to track your earnings from riders. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show how much you’re getting paid to drive in your city. Look for helpful tools in the app to give you more details and show you your totals in real time.

  • When you become a driver in your city with Uber, you need to be at least the minimum age to drive there, have an eligible form of transportation, and submit required documents, such as a valid driver’s license. You must also pass a background screening and have at least one year of driving experience with a license.

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