Become an Uber driver in Perth

Where to begin, where to drive and how much you can make.

What you need to drive an Uber in Perth

More passengers, better ratings, more money. This guide explains what you need to start Uber driving in Perth, where to begin and how much you might expect to earn.

Minimum driver requirements for all Uber types

To become an Uber driver in Perth, it's a minimum requirement that all applicants must:

Driver document checklist

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    • A valid, full WA driver's licence
    • Your passport or birth certificate
    • Proof of vehicle insurance and an F-extension

What kinds of cars you can drive

There are different types of Uber driver. Your car will always need to meet some minimum requirements, but higher levels of driving, such as UberSELECT, may have stricter requirements.

Uber driver requirements

To drive for Uber in Perth, you car should:

  • Be free of cosmetic damage and in excellent working condition
  • Be at least 4 door
  • Be no more than 8 seat, including the driver's seat
  • Pass the vehicle inspection
  • Be registered and appropriately insured in WA
  • Have functional air conditions and windows
  • Be free of any commercial branding

Uber typeModel yearVehicle typeSeatingInsuranceSpecial requirementsEligible models
UberX10 years old or less (from current year)4-door4-7 passengersRegistered and CTP-insured in Western AustraliaNo former taxis, government-branded or rebuilt vehiclesCheck here
UberSELECT10 years old or less (from current year)4-door4 passengersRegistered and CTP-insured in Western AustraliaMinimum 4.6 rating; Completed at least 50 trips; Drive an eligible vehicleCheck here
UberXL10 years old or less (from current year)4-door SUV or large passenger vehicleUp to 6 passengersRegistered and CTP-insured in Western AustraliaAdditional passenger capacity; No former taxis, government-branded or rebuilt vehiclesCheck here
UberASSIST10 years old or less (from current year)4-door4-7 passengersRegistered and CTP-insured in Western AustraliaCan accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, collapsible scooters, and other assistive devicesCheck here
UberBLACK6 years old or less (from current year)4-door luxury vehicles4 passengersCommercial vehicle insurance + 3F CTP-insured in Western AustraliaHold an Omnibus licence; Drive an eligible black, grey or white vehicleCheck here
UberEATS (car)1990 model or newerAnyAnyRegistered and CTP-insured in Western AustraliaRight to work in Australia and access to Medicare or private health insuranceAny

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

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Vehicle inspection centres for Uber in Perth

To start driving in Perth, your car will need an initial inspection, and then one every 12 months after. You can do it all at Uber's Greenlight Centres in Perth.

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How much do Uber drivers earn in Perth?

There are a few tricks for earning more as an Uber driver, like driving in certain places or specific times of day, and looking for ways to carry more passengers faster.

For a baseline, you might look at how much someone could make in 14-minute journeys over 4 kilometres, if they work 6 hours a day, make 24 trips a day and drive 5 days a week, assuming 10% of their profits go to fuel and other costs.

Uber typeGross earnings per tripFees deducted per tripTotal earnings
UberX$13.90Uber 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$35.60Uber fee (25%): $8.90
Fuel and other costs (10%): $3.60
$23.10 per trip
$554.40 per day
$2,772 per week
UberSUV$42.00Uber fee (25%): $10.50
Fuel and other costs (10%): $4.20
$27.30 per trip
$655.20 per day
$3,276 per week
UberLUX$52.00Uber fee (25%): $13
Fuel and other costs (10%): $5.20
$33.80 per trip
$811.20 per day
$4,056 per week

Perth Uber driver earnings calculator

Try the calculator below to see how much you might make with your schedule. 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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Where to find passengers in Perth

You could drive all around WA, but sticking to the hotspots, and driving at certain times of day, can help you find more passengers and earn more.

When to drive

  • Weekday mornings - 5am to 9am
  • Weekday evenings - 5pm to 8pm
  • Friday and Saturday til Late
  • Sunday during the day

How to do Perth airport pickups

Your riders will automatically pay an additional $3 airport fee on top of their normal fare, but you'll need to read, understand and agree to Perth Airport's terms and conditions before you can start picking up passengers at this hotspot.

To make pickups, you need to wait in the rideshare driver's area and join a virtual queue. Each terminal has its own section, and you will only receive trip requests if you're in the appropriate driver's area.

Once you're in, you'll remain in the queue until you leave the area, reject a trip request, go offline or turn off your phone. Note that you should follow instructions given by airport personnel, and that use of the holding area is only free for the first hour. After that, overstay charges will start applying at standard short term car park rates.

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    JayshreeMay 8, 2018

    My friend just got his license last month. Is he eligible to drive Uber? He has his 5 years old license from India.

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      NikkiMay 8, 2018Staff

      Hi Jayshree,

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder – the leading comparison website & general information service built to give you advice in your buying decision needs. How are you doing today?

      To become an Uber driver in Perth, it’s a minimum requirement that all applicants must:

      Be aged 21 or older
      Be driving an Uber-approved vehicle
      Hold a full WA driver’s licence. Provisional (P) licenses don’t qualify.
      Have held a full driver’s licence in any state or territory for at least 12 months
      Have their vehicle appropriately covered by third party property car insurance at least, or comprehensive car insurance. Customised rideshare insurance is also worthwhile considering.
      Hold an F-extension for their driver’s license, issued by the Department of Transport. This involves a background and medical check.
      Complete a free vehicle inspection at a registered Uber inspection site

      For more information, you can review the information above.

      Hope this helps! Feel free to message us anytime should you have further questions.


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    darrenst9000@gmail.comrenApril 14, 2018

    Will a Honda HR-V be accepted?

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      JhezelynApril 14, 2018Staff

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Upon checking, Honda HR-V is approved for UberX service as long as this is 10 years old or less. Please refer to the vehicle requirements found on the Uber website.


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    MattFebruary 21, 2018

    Can I use a Toyota hiace 12 seater to drive for Uber

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      AshMarch 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Matt,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Unfortunately, Toyota Hi-Ace is not included in any of the approved vehicles for Uber as they require a 4-door vehicle. You may refer to the list of vehicles (Brand and Model) above by clicking the hyperlinked “Click here” under the column of Eligible Models.

      I hope this helps.

      Let us know if there is anything that we may assist you with.


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