- Driver Guide
- Get A Licence
Get A Licence
State regulations in Victoria require rideshare drivers to hold a special type of licence called a driver accreditation, issued by Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV), formerly the Taxi Services Commission (TSC). Additionally, you will need to register the vehicle you intend to drive as a commercial passenger vehicle. See below for information on the application process.
Get a driver accreditation (DA)
You'll need to get a driver accreditation through CPVV. CPVV requires all applicants to undergo a medical assessment as part of the application process.
You can complete your medical at our Greenlight Hub, see details below.
Pass a vehicle inspection and get a sticker
CPVV requires that all ridesharing driver-partners are ‘driving a safe vehicle’. Once you've obtained your Driver Accreditation, Uber will invite you to complete a vehicle inspection. Collect a vehicle identification sticker when you get your inspection or order one here.
Register your vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle
CPVV also requires all driver-partners to register every vehicle they intend to drive on the Uber platform as a commercial passenger vehicle. The application process includes filling out a form and paying a fee.
Steps in detail
What you need to do
Complete the online driver accreditation form
Fill out the online form to get started. You will need to select ‘Hire Car’ as your licence type. To apply, there is a $74.40 fee and processing takes up to 10 working days.
You will need to apply directly through CPVV.
VEVO (right to work) check
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.
Get a medical assessment
You can complete a medical assessment with Jobfit Health Group at our Greenlight Hub by booking via the button below. Medical assessments are available for a cost of $78 which must be paid on arrival at your appointment by credit/debit card.
Alternatively, you can complete a medical with your GP, though the cost may differ.
You'll need to print the following two forms and take them to your appointment:
Once complete, upload your medical assessment to the CPVV Document Upload Portal using the credentials provided to you by CPVV.
If applicable, please bring your eyeglasses and medical prescriptions to the appointment. Failure to bring these, may delay your process and require you to rebook another medical assessment to obtain your driver accreditation.
Visit our Inspections page for more information on Inspections requirements and locations.
Commercial Passenger Vehicle Registraion
CPVV requires all driver-partners to register every vehicle they intend to drive using the Uber Driver App as commercial passenger vehicles.
If you are the owner of the vehicle you intend to use while driving using the Uber App fill out the online application link below to get started. You will be required to pay CPVV a $53.80 application fee to submit your registration and you will need to pay via credit card.
If you intend to rent a vehicle from the Uber Marketplace you will not be required to apply as this is provided by the Vehicle Solutions Provider.
To apply, you'll need:
- Your vehicle details
- Your Victorian driver accreditation number OR;
- A copy of your Australian driver’s licence and passport (current, expired within last two years but not cancelled)
Once you’ve registered your vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle, please upload a copy of the registration receipt to your Uber profile.
Commercial Passenger Vehicle Victoria Updates
To see the complete requirements and the most up to date information please visit Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) website at the link below, or contact CPVV directly on 1800 638 802.
ABN and GST Registration
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to submit to CPVV to obtain my driver accreditation?
Along with your application, you’ll need to upload a photo of your Victorian driver’s licence and completed medical assessment to the CPVV Document Upload Portal. You can find the link to this portal and your login credentials in your emails from CPVV (which you should have received upon completing your application). Once you log into the portal, the required documents will be listed.
How do I submit additional information to CPVV for my driver accreditation?
In some cases CPVV may require additional information to assess your application. CPVV will let you know if they require additional information, in which case, you may need to upload additional documents to the CPVV Document Upload Portal.
Additional information may include:
- Medical assessment
- Driver’s licence
- Certified identification documents
- Interstate driving history (if applicable)
How long does it take to register my car as a commercial passenger vehicle?
Once you have submitted your application to CPVV, you should receive confirmation within a couple of minutes. In some cases, this can take up to 24 hours.
I don’t have a driver accreditation number yet, can I still register my vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle?
Yes. If you or the owner of the vehicle do not hold a valid driver accreditation number, CPVV will require a copy of your Australian driver’s licence or passport (current, expired within last two years but not cancelled). You will be asked to provide this at the start of your application in place of a driver accreditation number.
Can I register my vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle without a credit card?
No. If you do not hold a credit card you will not be able to apply for the vehicle registration
I am not the owner of the vehicle, can I still register the vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle?
No. CPVV requires the owner of the vehicle to apply for vehicle registration. They can do so easily online with CPVV at t.uber.com/CPVR. Once the vehicle is registered, the owner can share a copy of the registration receipt with you to upload to your partner profile.