Earlier this year we announced that Uber was coming to all of regional NSW. But then a global pandemic hit, Australians were asked to stay home, and we had to put the brakes on.
With travel restrictions now easing, and the need to support domestic travel more important than ever, we’re thrilled to say that Uber is coming to regional NSW on Friday 26 June, 2020.
It might be a little later than we originally planned, but we’re thrilled to be on our way.
Over the first two months of 2020, tens of thousands of domestic tourists from 35 places around Australia, used the Uber app to get around the parts of regional NSW we already cover. So we know the demand from tourists to explore our regional areas with Uber is there.
And with drivers across regional NSW already expressing interest in driving with Uber before COVID-19 got in the way, we’re more excited than ever to bring flexible, on-demand transport to the entire state.
So right now, people anywhere in NSW can sign-up to drive with the Uber app. Then, on Friday June 26 we’ll switch the app on for riders. This will make NSW one of the largest geographic areas we serve anywhere in the world.
Margy Osmond, Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum, added: “TTF research shows that two in five Australians are planning to travel within their own state in the next two months increasing to almost two thirds within the next six months. Our hope is that with restrictions lifting we’ll see a real renaissance in domestic tourism, and I applaud Uber for doing everything they can to help that vision become a reality.”
After droughts, bushfires, and a global pandemic – there’s never been a better time for tourists to get out and #LoveNSW. And with pubs and clubs now reopen after a tough few months, it’s a good time to visit your local, leave the car at home, and get a ride with Uber to get you home.
You can find out more about signing up to drive with Uber here.