- Driver Guide
- Getting accredited
The South Australian government requires all drivers using the Uber app hold a Driver Accreditation and update your vehicle's CTP insurance premium class. Here's how to get the required accreditations.
Regulatory requirements overview
What you need to do
Get a Working with Children Check & medical certificate
Before you apply for a Driver Accreditation (DA), you need to
- Pass a Working with Children Check (WWCC)
- Get a Certificate of Fitness
For the WWCC, you need to complete the MR1394 form through the ALC (Accreditation and Licensing Centre)
For the Certificate of Fitness, you need to call a medical practitioner
Get your Driver Accreditation and insurance upgrade
When you have it, bring i) your Certificate of Fitness and ii) printouts of screenshot of your profile and vehicle pages from partners.uber.com or the app to the Accreditation and Licensing Centre to get your DA
The Accreditation and Licensing Centre will upgrade your car’s CTP insurance premium to ‘small public passenger vehicle’ when you are there
When your CTP insurance premium class is upgraded, go back to where you had your car inspected to get a sticker for your windscreen as proof
Steps in detail
Before you apply for a DA
To get a DA, you’ll need to:
- pass a Working with Children Check
- get a Certificate of Fitness after passing a medical check
While you're waiting for your Working with Children Check to process, we recommend getting your vehicle inspected.
Getting a Working with Children Check (WWCC)
Once you complete the MR1394 form, the ALC will then initiate the check with DCSI (Department for Communities and Social Inclusion). DCSI will send you an email to activate your account on DCSI's online portal. You will need to enter your information and pay for the check on DCSI's online portal. Once the check has finished processing, you will receive an email and a letter from DCSI with the check result (10-30 business days)
If you want to contact DCSI to check the status of your WWCC, you can:
- call 1300 321 592
- email DCSIscreeningunit@sa.gov.au
- visit the DCSI’s online contact page here
Getting your vehicle inspection
Get a government accredited inspection of your car. Inspections are provided by
- Rightway Automotive (call 08 8340 7233) for $75.00
- RAA (call 8202 4688) for $97.80
When your car has been inspected, upload the document to your profile. The inspection is valid for 1 year. Go to our inspections page for more information.
Getting a Certificate of Fitness
After paying for your WWCC, you’ll need to get a Certificate of Fitness for heavy vehicle and commercial drivers (Form MR713). You do this by going to a General Practitioner (GP). You can print and fill in the form so it is ready when you go to your GP.
Jobfit offers a discounted medical assessment of $77 (incl. GST) to Uber driver-partners. The discount will be offered at the time of booking.
- Address: 47 Greenhill Rd, Wayville SA 5034
- Phone: 1300 616 165
- Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am–5pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays closed.
- Address: 275 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007
- Phone Number: 8340 2233
- Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am–6pm
- Address: 334 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007
- Phone Number: 8417 7700
- Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am–8pm, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Getting your Driver Accreditation (DA) and insurance premium upgrade
When you pass your WWCC and have your Certificate of Fitness, go to the Accreditation and Licensing Centre at 71 Richmond Road, Mile End to get your DA.Then upload your DA to your Uber profile.
When getting your DA at the Accreditation and Licensing Centre, you must also ask for your car’s CTP insurance premium to be upgraded to ‘small public passenger vehicle’. You will need to show printouts of screenshots of your profile and vehicle pages from partners.uber.com or the app.
The cost of the upgrade is dependant on your chosen CTP insurance provider. See South Australia's CTP Regulator site for more information.
After upgrading your CTP insurance premium, you must return to where you had your car inspected to pick up a sticker to place on your windscreen as proof of the upgrade.
What to bring to the Accreditation and Licensing Centre at 71 Richmond Road, Mile End
- Certificate of Fitness
- Proof of vehicle Inspection (if you have one)
- Certificate of Currency for your car insurance policy
- Printouts of screenshots of your Uber profile and vehicle pages from partners.uber.com or the app
ABN and GST Registration
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)” and confirm that you are registered for GST.
Driver Safety Education
In South 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.
ANCAP vehicle safety policy
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 www.ancap.com.au.
For more information on our vehicle safety and exemption policies, use the link below.