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Sydney vehicle requirements

Drive with Uber in Sydney

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, we may be able to connect you with a vehicle solutions provider.

Uber’s minimum requirements

All cars driving with Uber in Sydney must be:

  • ANCAP 5-Star rated, or fall under our vehicle exemption policy
  • 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 pink slip inspection
  • Registered and CTP-insured in New South Wales
  • Free from cosmetic damage (e.g. scuff marks, scratches and indentations such as hail damage)
  • Free from commercial branding (e.g. graphics or wraps greater than 20cm by 20cm) Other minimum rules apply to specific vehicle options.

Insurance

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.

Sydney vehicle options

These are the vehicle options and requirements in Sydney.

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:

  • Are ANCAP 5-Star rated, or fall under our vehicle exemption policy
  • Are in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • Are registered and CTP-insured in NSW
  • Are 10 years old or less (2009 model or newer as of 2019)
  • Have 4 doors
  • Seat 4-7 passengers plus the driver
  • Have working windows and air conditioning
  • Are able to pass a pink slip inspection
  • Are not taxis, ex-taxis, government, ex-driving school, branded or rebuilt vehicles

Some rental vehicles may be eligible to drive with uberX.

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:

  • Are ANCAP 5-Star rated, or fall under our vehicle exemption policy
  • Are in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • Are registered and CTP-insured in NSW
  • Are 10 years old or less (2009 model or newer as of 2019)
  • Are 4-door SUVs or large passenger vans
  • Seat 6-7 passengers plus the driver
  • Have working windows and air conditioning
  • Are able to pass a pink slip inspection
  • Are not taxis, ex-taxis, government, ex-driving school, branded or rebuilt vehicles

Some rental vehicles may be eligible to drive with uberXL.

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:

  • Are ANCAP 5-Star rated, or fall under our vehicle exemption policy
  • Are in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • Are deemed easy to access for passengers
  • Are registered and CTP-insured in NSW
  • Are 10 years old or less (2009 model or newer as of 2019)
  • Have 4 doors
  • Seat 4-7 passengers plus the driver
  • Have working windows and air conditioning
  • Are able to pass a pink slip inspection
  • Are not taxis, ex-taxis, government, ex-driving school, branded or rebuilt vehicles
  • Can 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.

uberTAXI

uberTAXI is the on-demand, cash-free taxi requested at the tap of a button. In order to drive with uberTAXI, you’ll need to be a taxi driver accredited in NSW who drives a licensed taxi.

Uber Eats

Bike requirements

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

Scooter/motorcycle requirements

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You hold a full Australian licence
  • Your scooter or motorcycle is a 1990 model or newer
  • Your scooter or motorcycle is registered and CTP-insured in NSW
  • 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 NSW
  • 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.

Uber Comfort

Uber Comfort is a ride option for driver-partners who have completed over 500 trips, maintained a rating of 4.85 or above, and drive an eligible vehicle manufactured in 2012 or later.

ELIGIBLE VEHICLE MODELS >

Uber Premier

Offering premium rides with luxury cars.

Uber Premier vehicles:

  • Are ANCAP 5-Star rated, or fall under our vehicle exemption policy
  • Are in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • Are registered and CTP-insured in NSW
  • Are 6 years old or less (2013 model or newer as of 2019)
  • Are 4-door luxury vehicles
  • Comfortably seat 4 passengers plus the driver
  • Have working windows and air conditioning
  • If part of a fleet: have commercial vehicle insurance


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

  • A 4.6 minimum rating; and
  • Have completed over 20 trips


View our list of currently approved vehicle models for Uber Premier.

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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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