Over 1.5 million Australians use Uber to get from A to B; wherever they are going in a city, night and day, whether they’re travelling alone or with friends. And while no means of transportation can ever be 100% safe—accidents and incidents will happen—our technology makes it possible to focus on safety for riders and drivers before, during, and after every trip in ways that have never been possible before.



Background checks

All drivers must be at least 21 years of age and are required to undergo rigorous criminal background and driver history checks provided by the Australian Federal Police and relevant state transport departments.


Vehicle Safety

All vehicles must be nine years or newer, in good condition with four doors. Additionally, before a vehicle is allowed on the platform it must be inspected by an accredited third-party vehicle inspector, and then at least once a year thereafter.



Riders are automatically covered by Australian state government legislated compulsory third party (CTP) injury insurance, as well as each partner’s own car insurance. On top of that, every Australian uberX trip is covered by vehicle liability insurance issued by CGU, which provides at least AUD$20,000,000 for third party bodily injury and property damage.


No Street Hails

The Uber app pinpoints your location so you can request a ride from anywhere and wait safely for your ride to arrive. The GPS-enabled map allows you to follow the car on approach and receive a notification when your ride arrives.


Nobody’s a Stranger

When you request a ride through the Uber app you are provided with your driver’s name, photo, vehicle model, registration plate number and their star rating, which is based on other riders’ previous experiences with the driver.



Always Know Where You’re Going

As soon as a driver accepts your request, the trip is tracked in real-time using GPS technology, so you always know where you’re going and can check you’re on the right route.


Share Your Location

With our new SafetyNet feature (an enhancement of the existing ‘Share my ETA’ function), you can easily share your trip details – including specific route and estimated time of arrival – with up to five pre-selected friends or family with two taps of a button, even if they don’t have the Uber app. Find out more about SafetyNet.


Hassle-Free Payments

Every trip is cashless which means riders and drivers never have to worry about the risk or hassle of carrying cash or handling change. Once your trip ends, the fare is calculated and your securely stored payment method is charged seamlessly and you will receive your receipt for the trip immediately.



Actionable Feedback

Our unique two-way feedback system allows riders and drivers to rate each other out of five stars after each trip and submit written feedback. This brings transparency and accountability to every trip.


24/7 support

We take your feedback very seriously, and we act on it. Lost something? Have a question? Need to report a trip? Our 24/7 rider and driver support team are always here to help. Your feedback helps us maintain our high safety and service standards.


Rapid Response

We have a dedicated Incident Response Team to address any urgent issues. If we receive a report that there has been an accident or altercation between a rider and driver, we can prevent them from accessing the platform while we investigate.



Anonymous Contact Details

We use technology that anonymises riders’ and drivers’ phone numbers so that they do not have each other’s personal contact details.


Always on the Map

GPS data for all rides on the Uber platform is logged so we can know which drivers and riders are riding together and where they are for the duration of the trip. GPS enables us to verify the efficiency of every route being used, which creates accountability and a strong incentive for good behaviour.


Supporting the Police

In cases where the police are investigating a relevant incident, we assist their investigations. For example, by providing trip logs.

Safety is built into every trip — be it through giving riders information about their driver; tracking all trips using GPS from beginning to end; enabling riders to share their ETA or route; or incorporating feedback from riders and drivers. The in-app safety features and practices listed above occur in addition to a driver screening process — making Uber a safe and reliable way to get from A to B. Our global safety and city operations teams work every day to continue enhancing safety for everyone using Uber, and we are committed to providing a service that Australians can rely on.

If you have any questions about safety or would like to speak to someone about a recent trip please reach out through the app or via help.uber.com.


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