Drive with DiDi in Melbourne

Thinking of driving with DiDi in Melbourne? Find out everything you need to know.

Minimum requirements for all DiDi drivers

If you're looking to start driving with DiDi in Melbourne, minimum requirements apply. It's essential that you as a driver must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have access to a DiDi approved vehicle
  • Be insured on the vehicle that you are planning to drive: Comprehensive or third party property insurance is required, but you may also want to consider specialised rideshare insurance
  • Hold a full Victorian driver's licence: Provisional (P) or Learners (L) licences are not permitted
  • Have held a full driver's licence in any state or territory for at least 12 months

Documentation required

Provided that you meet the above criteria, you will also be required to submit the following documentation to DiDi in order to be approved as a driver. This documentation includes:

  • Your driver's licence
  • Additional proof of ID (birth certificate or passport)
  • Your insurance documents
  • Driving record
  • National police check

DiDi vehicle minimum requirements

Your vehicle must meet the following requirements to be considered for driving with DiDi in Melbourne. It's important to note that if your vehicle does not pass the minimum specifications for DiDi, it will also likely not pass for other DiDi types.

DiDi driver requirements

All cars being driven for DiDi in Melbourne must
  • Be in excellent working condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Not have been a taxi, ex-taxi, government or re-built vehicle
  • Have at least 4 doors and at least 5 seats, including the driver's seat
  • Have no more than 8 seats, including the driver's seat
  • Pass a roadworthiness vehicle inspection
  • Be a maximum of 10 years old
  • Current registration and CTP insurance in Victoria
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • Feature no commercial branding

DiDi car typeModel yearVehicle typeSeatingInsuranceSpecial requirementsEligible models
DiDi Express10 years old or less (from current year)4-door sedan4 passengersRegistered and CTP insured in VICNo former taxis, government-branded or rebuilt vehiclesCheck here
DiDi Max10 years old or less (from current year)4-door sedan or SUV7


Registered and CTP insured in VICNo former taxis, government-branded or rebuilt vehiclesCheck here

Need help accessing a DiDi-approved vehicle? Check out the options available in Melbourne.

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Rent a car

Do you want to start driving with DiDi in Melbourne, but don't own your own car? You can rent a brand new, DiDi-ready vehicle from as little as $180 per week. This is a low-fee, flexible option that will help you get on the road faster.

Rent a DiDi car in Melbourne

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For a slightly higher fee each week, you can opt to rent-to-own a vehicle. This means that you drive to pay off your car, and it could be yours after just four years. Choose from compact, hybrid, SUV and luxury models.

Compare Melbourne car rental providers

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Get a car loan

There are lots of tailored car finance options available through one of DiDi's company partners or directly via a bank, credit union or standalone car lender.

Compare DiDi car loans

DiDi driver income calculator

To tailor your earnings estimate on how much you could make driving with DiDi in Melbourne, enter your income and vehicle expenses into the calculator below.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should be used as an indication only. It doesn't take into account your financial circumstances and is neither a quote or guarantee of your income as a DiDi partner driver.

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Where to drive in Melbourne

Drive at the peak hours to boost your income, and in some of the key popular areas, including:

  • The airports
  • Inner east suburbs
  • Inner urban areas
  • The CBD

Across all of these, you have some clear peak hours including:

  • Weekday mornings - 5am to 9am
  • Weekday nights - 8pm to 4am
  • Weekends all day

Driving in rainy weather, or major events, are also great ways to pick up more passengers.

Getting paid with DiDi

In order to get paid as a DiDi driver in Melbourne, you will need to provide various details. Payments are processed every week. Details you will need to provide in order to get paid include:

  • Bank details. Your BSB and account number.
  • ABN. Driving with DiDi in Melbourne is essentially a form of running your own business, so you will need to be registered as an Australian business and have an Australian Business Number in order to receive payment.

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