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Complete guide to Uber driving in Tasmania

Everything you need to know about making money by rideshare driving.

Who can become an Uber driver?

The first thing to check is that you meet the basic eligibility requirements, and the second is that you can access a suitable vehicle.

Driver eligibility requirements

To become an Uber driver in Hobart, and anywhere else in Tasmania, all applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a full, valid Tasmanian driver's license
  • Have held a full Australian driver's license, in any state or territory, for at least 12 months
  • Hold comprehensive or third party property insurance for the vehicle you'll be driving, naming you as a listed driver on the policy.
  • Be registered as the operator of the vehicle you will be driving
  • Pass a background check

Driver document checklist

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  • A valid, full TAS driver's licence
  • Your passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of vehicle insurance in TAS


Find out whether your car is suitable for Uber driving

Your vehicle must meet certain requirements, depending on what kind of Uber driving you'll be doing.

Uber driver requirements

The basic requirements for all passenger-carrying Uber vehicles in Hobart are that they:

  • Remain in excellent working condition
  • Have functioning windows and air conditioning
  • Have no cosmetic damage
  • Do not display any commercial branding
  • Have at least 4 doors
  • Do not have more than 8 seats, including the driver's seat
  • Have passed a vehicle inspection
  • Have current insurance and registration in Tasmania

Uber type Model year Vehicle type Seating Insurance Special requirements Eligible models
UberX 10 years old or less (from current year) 4-door 4-7 passengers Registered and CTP insured in Tasmania No former taxis, government-branded or rebuilt vehicles or pre-2009 Ford Falcons Check here

UberX popular vehicles

  • Ford. Falcon, Focus, Mondeo
  • Holden. Captiva, Commodore, Cruze
  • Honda. Accord, Civic, CR-V, Jazz
  • Hyundai. Accent, Elantra, i30
  • Kia. Cerato, Sportage
  • Mazda. CX5, Mazda3
  • Mitsubishi. Lancer, Outlander
  • Nissan. Dualis, Pulsar, X-Trail
  • Toyota. Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, Prius, Rav4, Yaris
  • Volkswagen. Golf

UberSELECT eligible vehicles

  • Alfa Romeo. 159, Giulietta (2012 or newer)
  • Audi. A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and respective Avant models, Q3, Q5, Q7, Q9, any RS or S Class
  • BMW. 3-series and 5-series (includes Gran Turismo), 7-series, Alpina B7, X3, X5, X6, M3, M5
  • Chrysler. 300
  • Genesis. G80, G90
  • Holden. Caprice, Grange, Statesman
  • Hummer. H3
  • Hyundai. Genesis
  • Infiniti. FX, Q50, QX70 (2012 or newer)
  • Jaguar. F-PACE, XE, XF, X-Type
  • Jeep. Grand Cherokee
  • Land Rover. Discovery, Freelander, Range Rover (includes Evoque and Sport)
  • Lexus. ES, GS, GX, IS, LS, NX, RX
  • Maserati. Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz. B-Class, C-Class (includes CL, CLA, CLK, CLS), E-Class (includes Wagon) G-Class (includes GL, GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS), M-Class (includes ML), R-Class, S-Class, V-Class, Viano
  • Porsche. Cayenne, Macan, Panamera
  • Skoda. Superb (2012 or newer)
  • Subaru. Liberty (2015 or newer)
  • Tesla. Model S, Model X
  • Toyota. Kluger (2013 or newer), Prado (2012 or newer)
  • Volkswagen. Passat, Touareg (2012 or newer)
  • Volvo. S60, S80, XC60, XC70, XC90 (2012 or newer)
Uber may amend this list of eligible vehicles at any time.

UberXL popular vehicles

  • Dodge. Journey
  • Fiat. Freemont
  • Ford. Territory
  • Holden. Captiva
  • Honda. Odyssey
  • Hyundai. Santa Fe, iMax
  • Isuzu. MU-X
  • Kia. Carnival, Sorento, Rondo
  • Land Rover. Discovery
  • LDV. G10
  • Mazda. CX-9
  • Mitsubishi. Outlander, Pajero
  • Nissan. X-Trail, Pathfinder, Dualis, Patrol
  • Toyota. Kluger, Prado, Tarago, Land Cruiser, Prius V
  • Volkswagen. Multivan

UberASSIST popular vechicles

  • Ford. Falcon, Focus, Mondeo
  • Holden. Captiva, Commodore, Cruze
  • Honda. Accord, Civic, CR-V, HR-V
  • Hyundai. Accent, Elantra, i30, ix35, Sante Fe
  • Kia. Cerato, Sportage
  • Mazda. CX5, Mazda3
  • Mitsubishi. Lancer
  • Nissan. Dualis, Pulsar, X-Trail
  • Toyota. Aurion, Camry, Corolla,Prius
  • Volkswagen. Golf, Jetta, Passat

UberBLACK eligible vehicles

  • Audi. A6, A8, Q7
  • Bentley. All
  • BMW. 5 Series, 7 Series, X5
  • Cadillac. Escalade
  • Chrysler. 300
  • Holden. Caprice, Statesman
  • Hyundai. Genesis (must be custom-fitted with the Genesis, not Hyundai, badge above the rear number plate)
  • Jaguar. XF, XJ
  • Land Rover. ES, GS, LS, RX
  • Maserati. Ghibli, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz. E-Class, GL-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, S-Class
  • Porsche. Cayenne, Panamera
  • Rolls Royce. All
  • Tesla. Model S, Model X
Uber may amend this list of eligible vehicles at any time.

UberLUX eligible vehicles

  • Audi. A8 (D4/3rd gen)
  • Bentley. All
  • Cadillac. Escalade
  • BMW. 7-Series (F01/F02)
  • Jaguar. XF, XJ
  • Lexus. LS
  • Maserati. Ghibli, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz. S-Class (W221, W222)
Uber may amend this list of eligible vehicles at any time.

UberSUV eligible vehicles

  • Audi. Q7
  • BMW. X5
  • Cadillac. Escalade
  • Land Rover. Range Rover Sport
  • Mercedes-Benz. GL-Class, R-Class, V-Class
  • Tesla. Model X

You don't need your own car to start driving with Uber.

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You can drive for Uber even if your car is under finance. This might let you simultaneously get a car and pay it off through Uber, with money to spare. If you need a car, or just want to start earning money through Uber, it may be worth comparing car loans to drive away with a deal that works for you.

Where to find Uber inspection centres in Hobart

In Tasmania you'll need to pass a vehicle inspection before taking your first trip, and get a car check-up every 12 months while driving with Uber. You'll need to book and arrange this yourself at the RACT Autoserve in Hobart, or any other Uber-approved mechanic.

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Is it worth it? How much Uber drivers make in Tasmania

There are a number of factors that determine how much you can make as an Uber driver. The main one is how many trips you can make.

Consider the following example, for someone driving 5 days a week and making 24 trips per day. In this case each trip is 14 minutes over a distance of 4kms, and 10% of their earnings go towards fuel and other expenses.

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

Calculate your potential Uber earnings

Is it worth it for you? Estimate your Uber earnings 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 an Uber partner driver.

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How to make more trips faster, and earn more

To maximise Uber earnings, you'll generally want to go wherever people need a ride. In Tasmania this typically means sticking around Hobart, especially during the weekday peak hours (for morning and evening commutes), and looking for passengers around the airport, and bars, restaurants and entertainment areas on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The markets, tourist attractions any any special events in Hobart are also great places to pick up passengers whenever they come around.

Download the Uber driver app

Uber Driver app for iOS

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Uber Driver app for Android

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