Ridesharing app Uber has taken the world by storm, and we don’t blame you for wanting a part of the action. It’s a great way to earn cash, whether you’re looking for a full-time job, or a part-time position you can pick up in your spare time.

So how do you become an Uber driver, and more importantly, what if you don’t have a car to get started? Take a look at our quick guide on joining Uber, and how DriveMyCar can help get you on the roads earning cash.

How to become an Uber driver

To begin Uber sign up, you’ll need to be over the age of 21, have access to a car that meets the Uber requirements (more on this shortly!), have held a full, valid driver’s licence for 12 months minimum, be listed as an insured driver on the vehicle, and provide necessary documents.

Documents include things such as your birth certificate, driver’s licence, insurance, and a profile photo. You’ll also need to submit to a background check.

Once you’ve ticked all the Uber driver requirements, you’re ready to start driving!

Uber car requirements

Uber drivers must provide their own cars, and those cars must meet certain requirements. Different states and territories have some varying requirements, but generally speaking, your car must:

  • Be free from cosmetic damage
  • Have no commercial branding
  • Pass inspection
  • Be in excellent running condition
  • Have four doors (or is a van)
  • Have no more than eight seats total
  • Must not be older than 10 years
  • Registered and CTP insured

In many ways, the Uber car requirements are in line with our criteria at DriveMyCar. This means that when you book an Uber car rental with us, you know it’s in good condition, insured, no older than a decade, and well maintained.

Become an Uber driver with DriveMyCar

At DriveMyCar, we’ve created Uber Marketplace, which lets you rent a car for Uber from as little as $179 per week.

Each vehicle comes with:

  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Dedicated account manager
  • 7-day minimum rental period
  • 7-day handback notice
  • Free kilometre allowance
  • Coverage for accidental damage and theft  Comprehensive insurance

Our range of vehicles is diverse and ensures you’re able to choose a car that you’re comfortable with. We offer economy options,  hybrid vehicles, SUVs, and Uber X and Uber XL class, and you can see the full variety of cars when you visit our Uber Marketplace.

Keep in mind that even if you pick up a car from Uber Marketplace, you’ll still be able to use it for personal use.

As Australia’s largest peer-to-peer rental service, we are ready and equipped to help you with your Uber car hire, whether that’s to begin as a driver without your own car or to keep you on the roads when your car is unavailable.

Get in touch with us about renting a car for Uber to speak with an account manager, or call us today on 1300 980 706 to talk about how we can help get you driving.