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New South Wales

In order to provide passenger transport services in New South Wales you need authorisation from the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS). You'll need to complete the steps outlined below before you can drive using the Uber app.

Authorisation process overview

What you need to do

1

Provide a NSW Driving Record

If you haven't already, you'll need to provide us with a copy of your NSW driving record. You can get this online at the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) website or in person at the nearest Service NSW Office. Detailed instructions are available in the section below, or follow this link to order your driving record online now.

2

Lodge a Background Check

As part of the signup process, drivers are required to pass a criminal background check through National Crime Check (NCC). This can be done online and is usually processed within 14 days. More information is available in the section below or go directly to lodge now.

3

Apply for a Passenger Transport Licence Code

You will be required to get a Passenger Transport Licence Code (PTLC) in order to become a driver-partner with Uber. If you would like Uber to submit a PTLC application to the RMS on your behalf, along with a copy of your driver’s licence, complete the online form below.

Getting authorised

Steps in detail

Obtain your NSW Driving Record

You can get your online Driving Record on the Service NSW website or in person at a Service NSW Office. Your NSW Driving Record will need to be less than 30 days old when you upload it to your Uber profile.

To order an online driving record, follow the instructions on the Service NSW website. You will need to sign into your Service NSW account or create one if you don't already have one. When asked which Driving Record you wish to purchase click “Buy an online driving record”.

Important: Once you see your receipt, have a copy emailed to yourself.

ORDER DRIVING RECORD >

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Upload your Driving Record

Once you receive the email with your online driving record attached, please upload the attachment to your Uber profile.

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.

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Apply for a Passenger Transport Licence Code

To comply with new regulations and drive using the Uber driver app, you will be required to get a Passenger Transport Licence Code added to your NSW driver’s licence. If you’d like Uber to submit a PTLC application to the RMS on your behalf, along with a copy of your driver’s licence, simply complete the online form below.

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.