Uber driver guide: Canberra
How to start earning money as a rideshare driver.
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Is it worth driving an Uber in Canberra?
You can use a Canberra Uber calculator to work out how much you might earn as a driver, and whether it's worth it.
Consider this table for an estimate, based on near full-time driving, making 24 trips a day (at an average of 14 minutes and 4km each), working 6 hours a day and 5 days per week, and then minus 10% for petrol and other costs.
|Uber type||Gross earnings per trip||Fees deducted per trip||Total earnings|
|UberX||$13.90||Uber fee (25%): $3.47|
Fuel and other costs (10%): $1.40
|$9.03 per trip|
$216.72 per day
$1,083.60 per week
|UberBlack||$35.60||Uber fee (25%): $8.90|
Fuel and other costs (10%): $3.60
|$23.10 per trip|
$554.40 per day
$2,772 per week
|UberSUV||$42.00||Uber fee (25%): $10.50|
Fuel and other costs (10%): $4.20
|$27.30 per trip|
$655.20 per day
$3,276 per week
|UberLUX||$52.00||Uber fee (25%): $13|
Fuel and other costs (10%): $5.20
|$33.80 per trip|
$811.20 per day
$4,056 per week
Uber driver income calculator
Or you can use this calculator to help work out whether it might be worth it.
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 an Uber partner driver.
Uber service area in Canberra
Trip requests can only be made from within the outlined area. Some areas are particularly popular, and can help you get more passengers fast.
Canberra's Uber hotspots
- Central Canberra
- Canberra Airport
- Parliament House
Canberra's Uber peak hours
- Weekday mornings. 6am to 9am
- Weekday evenings. 5pm to 8pm
- Friday and Saturday. Evenings til late
Canberra Airport (CBR) instructions for drivers
It's a good idea to know how to cash in on this popular route, because it works slightly differently to other pickups.
- Get a pickup card: These give you free access to the airport for up to 15 minutes at a time. A $22 deposit is required for it, and it is mandatory if you plan on doing airport pickups.
- FIFO: Enter the designated Uber waiting area to get placed in a queue. This is a virtual First In First Out (FIFO) queue. Time spent here will not count towards your 15-minute access allowance.
- Express Pickup: Go to the airport "Express Pickup Area" to collect your passenger. You may want to call them and make sure they know where they need to go for pickup. You have 15 minutes to do this before you will start being charged standard parking fees.
Uber app download
Already an Uber driver, or just after a link to the app? Here it is, Uber for iOS and Android.
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