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Uber dominated Australia's rideshare scene for a long time. It was the only player in the space since 2012, but the global rideshare giant paved the way for others.
In 2018 we saw the launch of not one but three competitors: Bolt (Formerly known as Taxify), Ola and Didi (Melbourne).
If you are currently driving with Uber or are looking to sign up as a driver with one or more of these rideshare companies, we've done the hard work for you and compared the platforms for drivers.
This is what you need to know.
Uber drivers in Australia can expect to take home 75% of their weekly Uber income. Uber says you can expect to earn between $35-$40 per hour and will guarantee you this income when you start out. You can use the calculator below to get an idea of how much you will earn minus expenses.
Bolt takes a commission fee of between 10-15% from the final price per order. It also offers a fairly lucrative bonus program designed to encourage drivers to increase more trips.
Ola offered new drivers that signed up to its platform on or before 15 February 2018 an introductory rate of 7.5%. Its standard commission rate is 15%.
Didi charges a fee of 5.5% but it is only available in Melbourne.
Uber has become notorious for its stringent customer rating system which has seen drivers complain about not being allowed to drive because of difficult customers. Here's how easy it is to be kicked off the driving platform:
|Fare calculation||(Base fare + rate per minute + distance) x surge pricing + booking fee||Base rate + rate per km + rate per minute||Base fare + price per km + price per minute|
|Surge pricing||Yes, has reached 8x normal fare.||
Yes, dynamic pricing is capped at 1.5x normal fare.
|Availability||Australia-wide with 60,000 drivers||
Sydney and Melbourne with over 4,000 drivers
|Perth, number of drivers unknown|
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