Find out everything you need to know about driving for Taxify, one of Uber's biggest rivals.
Ridesharing is big business in Brisbane. Uber has a notable presence, but many drivers and riders are turning to Taxify. Why? For some drivers, it's the higher earning potential due to lower commission fees while other drivers know how to work their schedules to make the most of driving for both Uber and Taxify.
This guide will explain how Taxify compares to Uber and other rideshare companies for drivers and everything you need to know about signing up as a Taxify driver in Brisbane.
A little about Taxify
While Uber may be a more recognisable brand for most Australians, Taxify is no newcomer to the ridesharing scene.
Established in Europe back in 2013, Taxify now operates in 25 countries around the globe. Its Australian launch commenced in December 2017 and features such as cheaper fares for riders and lower commission fees for drivers have seen Taxify making a major impact on the Australian market.
Taxify's Australian cities
Taxify currently operates in the following cities in Australia:
How to qualify as a Taxify driver in Brisbane
Before you can sign up as a driver for Taxify in Brisbane, you'll need to make sure you satisfy its requirements for drivers and vehicles. The criteria can vary slightly from city to city, so here's what you need to know about driving in Brisbane:
|Location||Driver requirements||Vehicle requirements|
The benefits of being a Taxify driver in Brisbane
Consider the following benefits when deciding whether to apply as a Taxify driver in Brisbane:
- Payments made weekly. Earnings are deposited into your bank account on a weekly basis.
- Choice of direction. Choose to travel in a certain direction within the Taxify app and you'll only be offered rides that are going in that direction: the perfect feature when you're ready to head home for the day.
- SOS button. The Taxify app features an SOS button to keep drivers safe.
- Bonuses for drivers. From time to time, drivers may be eligible for bonuses for driving during peak periods or driving a certain number of hours per week.
Rideshare driving in Brisbane: Comparing Taxify, Uber and Ola
|Available cities||Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane||All major Australian cities, with the launch of Darwin services in August 2018.||Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane|
|Driver payments||Weekly bank transfer||Weekly bank transfer||Daily bank transfer|
|Commission||15%||25%||7.5% for the first 30 days of driving, 15% thereafter|
|How to sign up as a driver||Online signup, vehicle inspection, in-person training||Online signup, vehicle inspection, in-person training||Online signup|
Sign up as a Taxify driver in Brisbane
Signing up for Taxify can be a quick and easy process provided you have all the documents to hand. Start by going through the driver and vehicle criteria above and making sure you have everything you'll need.
Then, head to the Taxify website and fill in its short online form. You will be prompted to enter your basic contact details and to select Brisbane as the city you wish to drive in. Next, enter information about the vehicle you intend to drive, followed by your driver's licence details.
You will then be asked to provide all the documents that Taxify needs to process your application, including your birth certificate, a photo of yourself and documents to prove that you and your vehicle meet all of the eligibility criteria.
Finally, you will be prompted to enter your ABN and your bank account details.
Once your application has been received, Taxify will contact you to arrange a vehicle inspection and in-person training. After that, you'll be all set to drive with Taxify!
Rent a Taxify-friendly car in Brisbane
Want to drive with Taxify but don't have a suitable car? Consider the following rental options, allowing drivers to rent a Taxify-ready vehicle by the hour or by the day.