*Must complete trips within 90 days of commencing signing up. See eligible cities and additional terms below.
Looking for driver job alternatives in Melbourne?
Are you searching for full-time driver jobs or part-time driver job alternatives in Melbourne? Try the Uber app instead. The app gives you the flexibility to set your own hours and earn on your time.
Become a rideshare driver in Melbourne
Your city needs drivers like you to keep everyone moving forward. Thousands of riders request rides using the Uber app every day. You can use your vehicle to get paid to drive in Melbourne 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.
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.
Choose your own hours
An alternative to traditional driving jobs in Melbourne.
If you’re looking for driver job in Melbourne, give the Uber app a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
Driving using the Uber app in Melbourne offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time driver jobs, part-time driver jobs or other part-time gigs, temp jobs or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a driver using the Uber platform. Drivers using Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make life work for them.
Uber offers opportunities in all major cities in Australia, including Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney—plus other cities of all sizes across the country.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: How do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities
Drivers using the Uber app are independent and work in their own schedule with flexible hours. You must meet certain requirements to drive using the Uber app depending on where you will drive. Uber is available in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Signing up is easy for most people. We welcome drivers from other parts of the driving industry, such as bus, truck, taxi, limo, catering and commercial drivers. We also welcome rideshare drivers and drivers who have been active on other driving apps and services. Driving using the Uber app is a good way to earn additional money. It’s easy to get started.
Requirements to be a driver in Melbourne
You can drive using the Uber app even if you don’t own a car. Here’s what you need to do:
- Meet the minimum age requirements in your location
- Have access to a vehicle that meets Uber’s vehicle requirements
- Have held a full driver 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
- After starting the sign-up process, you’ll be required to pass a background check. Processes for driver-partner background checks vary by city.
Frequently asked questions
- How does driving using the Uber app compare with full-time or part-time driver jobs in Melbourne?
Different driving jobs in Melbourne offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have set hours and strict schedules. As an alternative to traditional jobs, with the Uber app, you can be your own boss and 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 the Uber app, you can get paid to drive when you want. You have the flexibility to be a rideshare driver in Melbourne 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. You can see your earning summaries in the app. Tap the fare icon on your map screen, then swipe right and left to see your earnings for driving in Melbourne.
- What are the requirements to drive using Uber near me?
To sign up to drive in Melbourne, you need to have access to an eligible car, meet age requirements and provide all the necessary documents. Requirements vary by city according to local laws and regulations.
*Terms and conditions: This offer is available to new driver-partners who start signing up to drive on the Uber app between 15 February 2022 and 31 May 2022 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide or Perth and complete 30 trips within those eligible cities within 90 days of commencing signing up. Sign-up refers to the first time that a new driver-partner registers their interest to drive using the Uber App and creates their account. If you are eligible for this offer, you will receive an email confirming this offer after you commence signing up. The offer is not available to people who have previously signed up to be a driver-partner on the Uber app or a delivery person with the Uber Eats app or to people who have previously commenced but not completed the process of signing up to become a driver-partner or a delivery person. The 90 day eligibility period includes the time it takes for a driver-partner to complete onboarding and become activated. Onboarding period varies by city and individual driver-partner circumstances outside of the control of Uber. Eligible Uber products vary by city and include only UberX, XL, Pool, Comfort, Premier, Pet, Assist and Hourly. Cancelled trips will not count towards the 30 trip quota. Uber reserves the right to withhold or deduct payments where Uber reasonably believes there have been fraudulent circumstances or a violation of these terms or the partner terms.