Earlier this year we announced that we would bring forward our plans to launch Uber across the state, to help provide another way for locals across New South Wales to get from A to B.

A lot has changed in the weeks since then. Following recent announcements from the National Cabinet, as well as the clear advice from health authorities around the need to do all we can to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily pausing plans to launch the Uber app across all of regional NSW. 

This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but the health and safety of our community comes first. 

With pubs, restaurants and clubs closed, cases of COVID-19 reported in regional areas, and the community advised to limit all non-essential travel, it is clear that we’re facing an unprecedented time.  

We’ve already begun reaching out to individuals who had signed up, or were in the process of signing up, to drive with the Uber app to let them know that we’ll still be coming once this national crisis has passed.  

We remain 100% committed to bringing the convenience, reliability and affordability of rideshare to all of regional New South Wales, and we hope to do it as soon as possible.