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Driver-partners using the Uber app in Western Australia are required to hold a Passenger Transport Driver (PTD) authorisation, 3F Motor Injury Insurance on their registration and a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) On-demand Charter (OD-C) authorisation. Follow the steps below to meet regulatory requirements in Western Australia.

What you need to do

  • 1. Apply for a Passenger Transport Driver (PTD) authorisation

    Before you can submit your application, you’ll need to pass a medical assessment and criminal background check. For more information on how to prepare for and submit your Passenger Transport Driver (PTD) authorisation application, review the Steps in Detail section below

  • 2. Get a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV OD-C) authorisation and 3F MII

    The Department of Transport requires individuals using the Uber Driver app in Western Australia to hold a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) authorisation with an On-demand Charter (OD-C) category. You will also need to upgrade to 3F Motor Injury Insurance (MII) on your vehicle’s registration, which you can do when you apply for the PTV OD-C authorisation online via DoTDirect.

  • 3. Order a sticker

    Get an Uber sticker if you haven’t already. Please ensure that the sticker is applied to your rear windshield whenever you drive using the Uber Driver app.


The requirements may vary from city to city.

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Transport Licence Code

To comply with new regulations and drive using the Uber driver app, you will be required to get a Passenger Transport Licence Code added to your NSW driver’s licence.

Apply for a Passenger Transport Licence Code

If you’re happy for Uber to submit a PTLC application to the RMS on your behalf along with a copy of your driver’s licence, simply complete the online form.

  • Before you visit a local Department of Transport Centre to apply for a Passenger Transport Driver (PTD) authorisation, you'll need to complete a few steps.

    • Get a medical assessment
    • Lodge a background check
  • In order to drive using the Uber app, you'll need to complete a fitness to drive assessment. Uber has partnered with Jobfit to provide medical assessments. For locations and booking information, use the link below.

    Alternatively, most GPs should be able to provide this service.

    Important: Be sure to read the medical assessment instructions beforehand, and take the medical assessment certificate form with you to your appointment.

  • As part of the signup process, driver-partners are required to pass a criminal background check through the National Crime Check (NCC). This can be done online and is usually processed within 14 days.

    You will receive a confirmation email and a copy of your results once your background check has been processed. No action is required from you after lodging - NCC will supply a copy of your results to Uber. More information

  • Take your background check and completed medical assessment certificate and apply through your DoT Direct account online. Once your application is processed, upload proof of the Passenger Transport Driver (PTD) authorisation to your driver-partner account.

    Once you have your Passenger Transport Driver (PTD) authorisation, upload it to your Uber account.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Western Australia, 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. You can complete the driver safety education course via logging into the Uber Driver app/website.

    The safety education 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.

  • 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

    For more information on our vehicle safety and exemption policies, use the link below.

Vehicle licensing

Get a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) On-demand Charter (OD-C) authorisation

The Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) On-demand Charter (OD-C) allows a vehicle to be used within the on-demand transport industry in Western Australia. It is a regulatory requirement for all rideshare vehicles in the state.

Before you apply:

  • Step 1: Ensure your vehicle registration is valid

A PTV authorisation can only be granted to a vehicle with a valid registration. Ensure any outstanding vehicle registration fees are paid prior to applying for a PTV authorisation.

  • Step 2: Upgrade your vehicle’s Motor Injury Insurance

Prior to applying for a PTV authorisation in the OD-C category, the correct Motor Injury Insurance class must be applied to the nominated vehicle. More information is available on the Motor Injury Insurance page.

  • Step 3: Vehicle inspection

To apply for a PTV authorisation the vehicle must either:

Have had a full inspection in the previous three months prior to application; or Be a new vehicle registered in WA in the last 10 days. The vehicle may be inspected at an Authorised Inspection Station (AIS) upon payment of the appropriate fee.

Ready to apply for the PTV?

Applications for new PTV authorisations can only be made via DoTDirect. A 12 month PTV authorisation will cost $113, with an application fee of $15 per vehicle.

Upgrade to 3F Motor Injury Insurance

You can upgrade your MII when you apply for a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) On-demand Charter (OD-C) authorisation online via DoTDirect.

Have your vehicle inspected

You will be asked to book an accredited vehicle inspection before you apply for the Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) On-demand Charter (OD-C) authorisation. You can do this through our partners at Redbook Inspect or any Authorised Inspection Station. For more information and booking availability, visit our inspections page.

Out of State Driving History

An out of state driving history is required if you have lived interstate and have not held a full New South Wales license for twelve months (please note that some state governments will charge a fee for requesting an interstate driving history).

Uber requires:

  • The first issue date of your Australian drivers licence; and
  • Previous suspensions, DUI’s or other traffic offences

Select your state/territory below to more information:

  • You can request your Victorian driving history from VicRoads online using the link below.

  • You can request your Tasmanian driving history by downloading and completing the ‘Request for Information’ form and sending it to

  • Renewed your QLD license more than 12 months ago?

    You can request a ‘Traffic History’ online. This will show the last time your licence was renewed, as well as any penalties or disqualifications.

    QLD traffic history

    Renewed your QLD licence in the last 12 months?

    Uber will need to determine when you were first issued your licence. There are two ways to do this:

    1. Either request a ‘Licence History' below; or
    2. Provide a photograph of your Queensland licence.
  • You can request your SA driving history using the link below.

  • You can request your ACT driving history by completing the ‘ACT Search of Records’ form and sending it to

  • You must evidence the following if previously driving in Western Australia.

    • Licence First Issue Date

    For the first issue date of their licence you can call 13 11 56 to request the results, which will be emailed to you shortly.

    Alternatively, you can take a photo of both sides of your driver licence to evidence the first issue date.

    • Record of Traffic Infringement Notice

    For disqualifications and penalties, you must download and fill out the 'Record of Traffic Infringement Notices' form.

Ready to submit your Driving History documents?

Before you do, make sure you have the relevant documents ready to submit. To submit your documents, you can email them to


  • Driving History document


  • Traffic History document; and
  • Photo of your QLD Licence OR Licence History document


  • Record of Traffic Infringement Notice; and
  • Licence First Issue Date OR provide a photo of both sides of your WA licence

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