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:
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?
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.
- 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!
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
When uni is in session, typically Wednesday nights are busy quite late as well.
It's helpful to be familiar with nearby airports, as some of your trips may take you to the area.
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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
- How does driving with Uber compare with full-time or part-time driver jobs in my city?
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.
- I’m looking for full-time or part-time driver jobs near me. If I choose to use Uber instead, how often will I have to drive?
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.
- How can I see how much I’ll get paid after each trip?
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.
- What are the requirements to drive with Uber near me?
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.