- 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 will get an email from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion after you have uploaded documents to your Uber profile
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
Getting a Working with Children Check (WWCC)
After uploading documents to your Uber profile, you will receive an email from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). The email will ask you to create an account on their website and answer some questions. After doing this you will be able to pay the $107.80 WWCC fee.
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.
If you use Uber’s preferred medical provider, Hindmarsh and Hanson Medical Centre, as your GP you will pay $77. Regular cost is about $120. Call to book an appointment with a GP near you
- Hindmarsh Medical Centre – 275 Port Rd (08 8340 2233)
- Hindmarsh Medical Centre – 334 Port Rd (08 8417 7700)
- Hanson Rd Medical Clinic – 193 Hanson Rd, Athal Park (08 8445 2070)
- Fitzray Medical Clinic – 42 Prospect Rd, Prospect (08 8269 6000)
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 $330 per year.
After upgrading your CPT 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.