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Taxify driver guide Sydney

Find out if being a Taxify driver in Sydney is right for you.

Whether you're looking to supplement your main income or you just want a job where you can choose your own hours, you may be considering signing up as a Taxify driver. This guide will take you through what you need to know about being a Taxify driver in Sydney including commission, vehicle requirements and how it compares to Uber and Ola.

What is Taxify?

Taxify is an international rideshare platform that launched in Australia in December 2017. It counts more than 10 million Taxify users and operates in more than 25 countries globally, including across Europe and Africa.

Where in Australia does Taxify operate?

At the time of writing, Taxify operates in the following Australian cities:

How to be eligible to be a Taxify driver in Sydney

The criteria for Taxify drivers depend on the city you want to sign up to drive in. The following criteria apply to Sydney:

LocationDriver requirementsVehicle requirements
Row title 1
  • Aged 21 years or older
  • Have an ABN and be registered for GST
  • Have held a full unrestricted Australian licence (no P platers) for at least 12 months in the past two years
  • Be listed as an insured driver on your vehicle
  • Be able to pass a background check and driving record check
  • Be authorised to become a rideshare driver (Passenger Transport Licence Code)
  • 2008 model or newer
  • Have 4 doors and seat 4-7 passengers (excl. the driver)
  • Have working windows and air conditioning
  • Not be a taxi, government, branded or rebuilt vehicle
  • Be in excellent condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Be insured for third-party property damage with cover up to $5 million
  • Be able to pass a Redbook vehicle inspection

What are the benefits of driving with Taxify in Sydney?

Taxify offers a number of benefits to its drivers. When you sign up to drive with the rideshare platform in Sydney, expect the following:

  • Weekly payment. You will be paid weekly into your nominated bank account.
  • Bonuses. Taxify runs regular promotions where drivers can earn bonuses for various things, including driving during certain peak times and exceeding driving hour requirements.
  • Rides to where you want to go. Within the Taxify app, there is an option to select "rides toward your destination". You can choose this when you're ready to head home.
  • Easy signup. You can sign up online in about five minutes and Taxify reviews all applications within 24 hours. Once your vehicle is inspected and your documents submitted, you can start driving.
  • Driver safety. Taxify offers drivers an in-app SOS button that you can use in case of emergency.

Compare rideshare driving in Sydney: Taxify vs Uber vs Ola

FeatureTaxifyUberOla
CitiesSydney, Melbourne and BrisbaneIn every state (Darwin launching August 2018)Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane
Vehicle requirements
  • 2008 model or newer
  • Have 4 doors and seat 4-7 passengers (excl. the driver)
  • Have working windows and air conditioning
  • Not be a taxi, government, branded or rebuilt vehicle
  • Be in excellent condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Be insured for third-party property damage with cover up to $5 million
  • Be able to pass a Redbook vehicle inspection
  • 9 years old or newer
  • Have 4 doors and less than 8 seats
  • Be registered in NSW
  • Be in excellent condition
  • Be able to pass a pink slip inspection
  • Not be a taxi
  • Have no commercial branding
  • Have the required insurance
  • 2010 model or newer
  • Registered and insured
  • Has a certificate of roadworthiness or a pink slip
How drivers are paidWeekly transfer to your nominated bank accountWeekly transfer to your nominated bank accountDaily transfer to your nominated bank account
Commission15%25%7.5% introductory rate for first 30 days, increases to 15%
SignupSign up online and have your vehicle inspectedSign up online, have your vehicle inspected and take part in in-person trainingSign up online and wait to get activated

How do you sign up to drive with Taxify in Sydney?

The sign-up process for Taxify is relatively quick but the activation time can vary. Here is how to get started:

  1. Head to the Taxify website and enter your email, phone number and the city you want to drive in (Sydney).
  2. The next step will prompt you to fill in more details, such as your name and the car you'll be driving. Make sure it meets the criteria outlined above.
  3. You will then need to provide your date of birth and driver's licence number. If you have an out-of-state licence, you will need to provide your driving record and image of your licence.
  4. Provide the requested documents. There are eight in total and include a driving record less than 12 months old, your birth certificate and your insurance documents. You'll also need an image of yourself.
  5. The last step requires you to provide your ABN, ACN (if applicable) and your banking details.

Find a rental vehicle to drive with Taxify in Sydney

Updated June 25th, 2019
Name Product Price Per Week (from) Insurance Included? Membership Fee Excess Distance Cost
$199
Yes
$275 (26 week rental period)
$0.10 per km
Get access to fuel discounts, referral bonuses and member only benefits when you rent a rideshare car with Splend. Rent-to-Drive and Rent-to-Buy options available.
$165
Yes
$100
$0.20 per km
Get insurance, maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance in the all-inclusive price. Discounts available for longer rental periods.
$185
No
$0
$0.25 per km
Benefit from 24/7 roadside assistance, a wide range of vehicles and no signup fee to start driving with Uber. A minimum four-week rental period applies.
$269
Yes
$275 (26 week rental period)
$0.10 per km

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