Become an Uber Driver in Adelaide

The first step to signing up to become an Uber in Adelaide is to set up an account.


But before you do that, let us make sure you have everything you need as many people have paid for various tests and reports and spent several hours running around only to find out there was something that prevented them from driving, which if they knew at the start would have helped them to decide if they should apply.

Create Uber Account

Pre-Sign Up Check List

The following things will most likely prevent you from being able to sign up to drive for Uber or any other rideshare company. If you are not sure that about something, head into the Green Light Hub (Uber’s support office) and ask before you go any further.

Criminal History

Have you been convicted of anything in the past 10 years? If so it is unlikely your police clearance or DCSI check will be passed. Learn more about these checks.

Driving History

If you have ever been conviceted of a driving under the invluence, you will not be apporved.

Medical History

You are going to have to have a medical done. While the medical is not a big expense, you should check out this article from the SA Government’s Fitness to Drive guide..

Car Type & Age

Your car must be less than 8 years old, have 4 doors and no cosmetic damage or signage.

Your Age & License

You must be at least 21 years old and hold a full drivers license in the state you are planing to drive in.


You must have at a minimum third party insurance, with your name listed as a driver of the vehicle.

Getting Your Paperwork Ready

Assuming you have nothing to worry about from the above list, you need to start by getting a National Police History Check (NPHC), Working with Children Check (DCSI), Certificate of Fitness and a Vehicle Inspection. You can arrange these yourself however it is far easier to let Uber start the process for you as a part of their sign up process and just respond to the email they will send you. Once you have received a positive result from these checks, you can apply for your Driver Accreditation.

Associated Costs

  • DCSI check will cost between $59 – $107 depending on the concessions you may hold. More information
  • Certificate of Fitness will cost around $70 if done at the Uber’s recommended location – Hindmarsh Medical Centre.
  • Vehicle Inspection by either the RAA or Rightway, which will cost $75. Inspections can be booked from this Uber page, which also gives some information on what to pre-check yourself.
  • Driver Accreditation License will cost $165. More information
  • Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance for is rideshare is approximately a $100 increase on your quarterly vehicle registration.

This may sound like a lot up front but it is likely you will have made this back in the first two weekends if you only work Friday and Saturday nights! 

Sign up with other Rideshares

While you are doing all of you paperwork, make the most of your effort and sign up with the other rideshare companies.


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Are you ready to begin your journey with Uber?

It will not cost you anything until you are ready to proceed with the above applications and remember, you are not committing anything to Uber as you are a self-employed contractor, which means you can also sign up with other rideshares without having to cover the above costs a second time.
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