You can drive with Uber even if you don't own a car. Here’s what you need to do:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- 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
Before hitting the road, you will need to submit the following documents:
- A valid, full driver’s licence for your state or territory
- Your passport or birth certificate
- Proof of vehicle insurance as required in the state or territory you plan to drive in
- Any other documents required in the state or territory you plan to drive in
- A driver profile photo
- Must be a forward-facing, centered 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's license photo or other printed photograph
After starting the signup process, you’ll be required to pass a background check. Processes for driver-partner background checks vary by city.
To become authorised to drive using the Uber app in the Northern Territory, you'll need to hold a Commercial Passenger Vehicle ID and H Endorsement.
2. Get a vehicle inspection
You will need to arrange a vehicle inspection in order to obtain a Commercial Vehicle Licence and CVL sticker.
Upload your documents Once you’ve obtained your CVPID, H Endorsement and CVL, we’ll need you to upload your documents to your driver-partner account. This will also include the front and back of your driver’s licence (with proof of H Endorsement), vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, and a valid profile photo. More information
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.
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, 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
- What do I need to conduct my 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.
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
- Why am I receiving an error when I run my check?
- How can I provide Uber with my updated result?
You can email your updated result to us at email@example.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.