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Popular ride locations


Find out where riders are requesting trips, so you can maximise your earnings.

Service area

Where can I drive?

Newcastle service area

The Uber app works 24/7 throughout the Newcastle service area. This means that you can drive anywhere in the service area, shown at left, and still be able to accept trip requests.


  • Dining and nightlife: Newcastle CBD, Civic, Darby Street, East End, Hamilton
  • Events: McDonald Jones Stadium (Broadmeadow)
  • University of Newcastle: popular nights include Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Gosford and Central Coast: weekday morning and evening commute hours
  • Growing fast: weekend days in the Hunter Valley

Did you know?

As a driver-partner with NSW accreditation, you can drive anywhere in NSW where Uber operates. This includes Sydney, Newcastle, Byron Bay, and Wollongong...and growing!

Peak hours

Busiest times

Trips are happening around the clock and across the week, but there are certain times that are typically much busier than others. Driver-partners can increase their fares by driving during busier times, such as weekday peak hours and on weekends.

  • Weekday evenings 5pm - 8pm
  • Friday & Saturday til Late
  • Sunday daytime

When uni is in session, typically Wednesday nights are busy quite late as well.

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