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Driver-partner requirements

What you need to drive with Uber
There are a few requirements you need to meet so we can set you up to drive with Uber.

Minimum requirements

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

 

  • Be at least 20 years of age (21 years of age in New South Wales and Victoria)
  • 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 (exceptions apply in certain states and territories)
  • Provide all the necessary documents required in your state or territory
  • Be listed as an insured driver for the vehicle you plan to drive

If you don't have access to a vehicle that meets Uber's requirements, you can rent one from one of our rental partners. Visit the marketplace for a range of options!

Required documents

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

 

  • A valid, full driver licence for your state or territory
  • Your passport or birth certificate
  • Any other documents required in the state or territory you plan to drive in
  • A driver profile photo
    • Must be a forward-facing, centred photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders, with no sunglasses
    • Must be a photo only of the driver with no other subject in the frame, well-lit and in focus. It cannot be a driver licence photo or other printed photograph

Background checks

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

It’s easy to get started

1. Sign up online

Tell us about yourself and your vehicle, if you have one. If you don’t, we may be able to connect you with a vehicle solutions provider, who could help you get one.

2. Upload your documents

To become authorised to drive using the Uber app in Queensland, you'll need to hold a Queensland driver’s authorisation and Booked Hire Service Licence for your vehicle.

3. Get a vehicle inspection

If the vehicle you plan to drive with Uber meets your city’s requirements, the next step is to arrange a vehicle inspection to confirm it is roadworthy.

VEVO (right to work) check

It is a requirement that driver-partners using the Uber Driver app in Australia have a citizenship, residency or a visa status that allows them to work. During the signup process, a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check is undertaken for driver-partners who are not able to provide an Australian Passport, Australian Birth Certificate or Australian Citizenship Certificate.

How it works

During the sign-up process, a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check is undertaken for driver-partners who are not able to provide an Australian Passport, Australian Birth Certificate or Australian Citizenship Certificate, and did not have other work eligibility checks completed as part of accreditation.

In cases where a driver-partner’s right to work cannot be verified using the information they have provided, the driver-partner will be required to conduct a VEVO check independently and provide the result to us or through their state accreditation process to continue signing up.

Alternatively, if a driver-partner has received their result and believes it to be incorrect, they can provide us with an updated result that proves their entitlement to work in Australia.

Driver-partners can obtain an updated VEVO check from the Department of Immigration’s website.

FAQ: VEVO Check

  • You can find more information on how to complete your VEVO check through the Department of Immigration’s online Help and Support centre.

    Visit the centre ❯

    At a minimum, you will need your passport or ImmiCard details and one of the following reference numbers:

    • Transaction Reference Number (TRN)
    • Visa Grant Number
    • Visa Evidence Number
  • You can find more information on checks resulting in an ‘error’ status through the Department of Immigration’s online Help and Support centre.

    You may be required to contact the Department of Immigration if your details need updating.

  • You can email your updated result to us at anzdocs@uber.com, using the subject line VEVO Check Result - YourEmailAddress. Please ensure that you provide the same email address that you used to create your driver-partner account so that your check can be verified.

More information

Cairns vehicle requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements above, each city has its own vehicle requirements. Visit the link below for more information.

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is a food delivery app that allows people to order food from their favourite restaurants at the tap of a button. If you are 18 years of age or older, you may be eligible to become a delivery partner with Uber Eats.

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