Skip to main content

Tell us your location

Please enter your nearest city name to help us display the correct information for your area

Select your language

Regulatory requirements

Western Australia

Driver-partners using the Uber app in Western Australia are required to hold a F or T extension, 3F Motor Injury Insurance on their registration and an Omnibus Charter Vehicle Licence. Follow the steps below to meet regulatory requirements in Western Australia.

The authorisation process overview

What you need to do

1

Apply for a F or T extension

Before you can submit your application, you’ll need to pass a medical assessment and criminal background check. For more information on how to prepare for and submit your F or T extension application, review the Steps in Detail section below.

2

Get 3F MII on your vehicle registration

The Department of Transport requires individuals using the Uber Driver app to have 3F Motor Injury Insurance (MII) on their vehicle’s registration. You can upgrade your MII when you apply for an Omnibus licence at the DoT On-demand Transport Centre (20 Brown Street in East Perth), any regional DoT Centre or online via DoTDirect.

3

Get an Omnibus Charter Vehicle Licence

All driver-partners in Western Australia are required to obtain a vehicle licence called an Omnibus Licence. One licence is required for each vehicle you drive whilst using the Uber app. As part of the application process, you will also be required to complete an accredited vehicle inspection.

Steps in detail

Getting licensed

Before you apply for a F or T extension

Before you visit a local Department of Transport Centre to apply for a F or T extension, you'll need to complete a few steps and take the relevant documents with you to the Department of Transport Centre.

  • Get a medical assessment
  • Lodge a background check

Get a medical assessment

In order to drive using the Uber app, you'll need to complete a fitness to drive assessment. Uber has partnered with Jobfit to provide medical assessments at only $75 (inclusive of GST). For locations and booking information, use the link below.

Alternatively, most GPs should be able to provide this service, although prices may be considerably higher.

Important: Be sure to read the medical assessment instructions beforehand, and take the medical assessment certificate form with you to your appointment.

Lodge a Background Check

As part of the signup process, driver-partners are required to pass a criminal background check through the National Crime Check (NCC). This can be done online and is usually processed within 14 days.

You will receive a confirmation email and a copy of your results once your background check has been processed. No action is required from you after lodging - NCC will supply a copy of your results to Uber.

For more information on how to lodge a background check, use the link below.

MORE INFORMATION >

Apply for a F or T extension

Take your background check, completed medical assessment certificate and F or T extension application form to a local Department of Transport Centre (DTC) or participating post office to apply. Once your application is processed, upload proof of the F or T extension to your driver-partner account.

DTC LOCATIONS ❯

--

Upload your F or T extension

Once you have your F or T extension, upload it to your Uber account.

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.

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.

Steps in detail

Vehicle licensing

Get an Omnibus Charter Vehicle Licence

We recommend creating an account through DoTDirect if you wish to apply for the licence online. Alternatively, you can apply in-person at On-Demand Transport at 20 Brown Street in East Perth.

You'll need to upload confirmation of your Omnibus Charter Vehicle Licence to your Uber account. To obtain it, log in to your DoTDirect account, select the Charter Vehicles tab, and print the required page from your web browser. Alternatively you can provide a copy of the document titled “Omnibus Licence and Account” combined with the payment receipt matching the account.

Upgrade to 3F Motor Injury Insurance

You can upgrade your MII when you apply for an Omnibus licence at the DoT On-demand Transport Centre (20 Brown Street in East Perth), any regional DoT Centre or online via DoTDirect.

Have your vehicle inspected

Provided your application for the Omnibus Charter Vehicle Licence is successful, you will be asked to book an accredited vehicle inspection, which you can do through our partners at Redbook Inspect or any Authorised Inspection Station. For more information and booking availability, visit our inspections page.