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Vehicle requirements

Victoria

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most 4-door cars do, but requirements vary depending on the vehicle option you choose. If you don’t own a car, you can explore vehicle solutions options in the Marketplace.

Minimum requirements

All cars using the Uber Driver app in Melbourne, regardless of vehicle option, must be:

  • in excellent working condition
  • no older than the maximum age for the Uber vehicle option chosen
  • a 4-door car or passenger van
  • no more than 8-seats, including the driver’s seat
  • able to pass a RedBook Inspect vehicle inspection (more on inspections)
  • registered in Victoria
  • free from cosmetic damage and commercial branding
  • Registered as a commercial passenger vehicle (more on registration)

Further requirements apply to specific vehicle options - please refer to the sections below.

Insurance requirements

All vehicles driving with Uber must be covered by compulsory third party (CTP) insurance, and have at least third-party property damage insurance. To drive with uberX, you also need to be listed on the car’s property damage insurance policy, even if you are not the vehicle owner or main policyholder. UberBLACK vehicles need to be commercially insured.

Melbourne

Vehicle options

Vehicle options available in Melbourne and their requirements. Includes Uber Eats.

uberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders - an everyday ride at an affordable price.

uberX vehicles must:

  • be no more than 10 years old
  • seat 4 passengers plus the driver
  • not be a taxi, ex-driving school, government, branded or rebuilt vehicle
  • be a 4-door car

Some rental vehicles may be eligible to drive with uberX. Visit the Uber Marketplace to see available offers.

UberSELECT

A step above the everyday. Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares - see our list of eligible vehicle models. In some circumstances, additional models may qualify.

UberSELECT vehicles must:

  • be 10 years old or newer
  • seat 4 passengers plus the driver
  • not be a taxi, ex-driving school, government, branded or rebuilt vehicle

To qualify for UberSELECT, driver-partners must have:

  • a minimum rating of 4.6
  • completed over 50 trips

View our list of currently approved vehicle models for UberSELECT in Melbourne. Some rental vehicles may be eligible to drive with UberSELECT. *Uber reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend this list of vehicle requirements and/or accepted vehicles at any time.

uberXL

SUVs and vans can seat extra passengers, so that you can earn higher fares. This is the high-capacity version of uberX.

uberXL vehicles must:

  • be 10 years old or newer
  • be a 4-door SUV or large passenger van
  • seat 6-7 passengers plus the driver
  • not be a taxi, ex-driving school, government, branded or rebuilt vehicle

View common vehicle models for uberXL. Some rental vehicles may be eligible to drive with uberXL. *Uber reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend this list of vehicle requirements and/or accepted vehicles at any time.

Assist

This option is designed for riders living with disability, older adults, or those who need an extra hand when getting from place to place. Assist vehicles can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and collapsible scooters. You’ll also need to complete a free training course provided by Australian Network on Disability.

Assist vehicles must:

  • be deemed easy to access for passengers
  • seat 4-7 passengers plus the driver
  • not be a taxi, ex-driving school, government, branded or rebuilt vehicle
  • be able to accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, collapsible scooters, and other assistive devices

In order for driver-partners to be eligible for Assist, they must have

  • A 4.7 minimum rating; and
  • Have completed over 100 trips

Some rental vehicles may be eligible to drive with Assist.

UberBLACK

Offer luxury rides with UberBLACK, which connects riders with professional hire car drivers for a 5-star experience.

UberBLACK vehicles must:

  • be 7 years old or newer
  • comfortably seat 4 passengers plus the driver
  • hold commercial vehicle insurance
  • be black, grey or silver in vehicle colour

View our list of currently approved vehicle models for UberBLACK in Melbourne.

Uber reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend this list of vehicle requirements and/or accepted vehicles at any time.

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is a food delivery app that allows people to order food from their favourite local restaurants at the tap of a button. You can deliver with Uber Eats using your car, scooter or even your bicycle.

There are 3 ways to deliver with Uber Eats:

Bike requirements

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You can ride a bike around Melbourne
  • You can pass a background check

Scooter/motorcycle requirements

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You hold an Australian motorcycle licence (provisional or full)
  • Your scooter or motorcycle is a 1990 model or newer
  • Your scooter or motorcycle is registered and CTP-insured in Victoria
  • You have vehicle insurance (third-party property or comprehensive)
  • You can pass a background check

Car requirements

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You hold a full Australian licence
  • Your car is a 1990 model or newer
  • Your car is registered and CTP-insured in VIctoria
  • You have vehicle insurance (third-party property or comprehensive)
  • You can pass a background check

You'll also need to confirm that you have the right to work in Australia and that you have access to Medicare or relevant health insurance.

Explore your options

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is a food delivery app that allows people to order food from their favourite restaurants at the tap of a button. If you are 18 years of age or older, you may be eligible to become a delivery partner with Uber Eats.

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