HOW TO BECOME AN UBER DRIVER IN BRISBANE QLD AUSTRALIA 2017 – Ezydriver


Wondering about how to become an Uber Driver in Brisbane Queensland? All your questions are answered below with a step by step guide that will get you on the road the quickest. Sign up today if the below requirements describe you. Other Brisbane Uber drivers are making a killing driving their own cars on the Uber platform – why not you also?

How Much do Brisbane Uber Drivers Make?

The average Uber driver makes between $20-$45 /hr depending on which product they drive i.e UberX, UberXL, UberSelect. Some drivers like Chris can make upto $3,000 /wk however, we cannot guarantee this as some drivers struggle to make $700/wk. The are some who reckon the average Uber driver is making $600/week. This is based on an average trip being $17.50 and obtaining 2 trips per hour which then equates to $35/hr and if one did 40 hrs per week this would be $72,800 per year.

 

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Note that  It all depends on when you drive, where you drive and what tips and tricks you have up your sleeve that others don’t have. If you are thinking of doing Uber full time, we recommend you first try it out part-time and see if this is viable and fits in with the lifestyle that you want. If you do not have a complying vehicle, its advisable you rent or borrow one and trial driving for Uber before committing to buy one.

We have an Uber Income Calculator below that helps you estimate how much you can potentially make as an Uber Driver in Brisbane Queensland.

 

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Fare Estimates to Popular Destinations in Brisbane

Desitnation UberX UberSelect
Brisbane Airport to Fortitude Valley $20-27 $35-47
Treasury Casino & Hotel to Moorooka $18-25 $32-43
The Gabba to Griffith University $15-20 $27-36
Mason Street Train Station to Belmont $59-77 $100-131

 

Vehicle Requirements

  • Build Year: No more than 9 years from the current year
  • Body Style: All 4 door vehicles
  • Seats: Seats / seatbelts for a minimum of 6 passengers and the driver.
  • Vehicles need to be in excellent condition to pass a vehicle inspection
  • Vehicles must be Queensland registered
  • Vehicle must bear its current registration
  • Vehicle cannot be a company provided corporate purpose vehicle, an ex-taxi vehicle or any form of commercial van/truck and cannot bear commercial branding,

 

 

 

When large groups need amazing rides?

Brisbane and the Gold Coast are excited to be launching UberXL which allows riders to request vehicles which can seat up to 6 passengers.

To become eligible for UberXL, vehicles must have 7 or more seats (including the driver) and satisfy all the UberX requirements.

 

How much extra will UberXL drivers earn?

Compared to an UberX trip, an UberXL trip should cost around 50% more Will UberX trips remain an option for UberXL drivers?

As long as your vehicle is eligible, you can still accept requests for UberX and UberXL. This allows drivers the best experience of high fares and high demand across both levels. These trips will remain available to UberSELECT and UberASSIST drivers. All non-XL trips will remain on the normal price structure.

 

When will UberXL be most busy?

The busiest period for UberXL is expected to be 5pm – 4am on Fridays and Saturdays; drivers can expect gross peak earnings of $50+ per hour in this period.

Airport commuters are also expected to be heavy users of UberXL between 4am – 9am on airport runs, so this is an exciting prospect for drivers.

 

What if more than 4 people get in an UberX vehicle?

If more than 4 passengers try to board an UberX vehicle, then you should politely ask the rider to cancel the trip and, once cancelled, rebook with UberXL.

Safety is paramount for everyone using Uber, so no driver must ever take more passengers than they have seat belts for. If this occurs, then drivers must politely decline the trip on safety reasons and should suggest additional/more suitable vehicles.

Uber XL drivers who complete an UberX trip where more than 4 passengers have got on board, can request an UberXL fare adjustment in the partner app by logging into Earnings > Trip History > Help > Fare Review. The fare will then be reviewed and adjusted accordingly.

 

How do I get UberXL set up for my 7 seater?

Drivers with 7-seater vehicles currently active on Uber should have been notified that they are now on UberXL. If this has not happened then visit your local oce to get your UberXL account correctly set up and activated.

 

 

 

UberSELECT allows the very best drivers to increase their earnings

UberSELECT grants riders that little bit of luxury transportation; by combining the most highly rated drivers with luxurious vehicles, UberSELECT allows riders to travel in aordable luxury.

As long as your vehicle is eligible, you will be permitted to accept UberX and UberSELECT trips. And, as you’ll be able to serve both UberX and UberSELECT riders, you’ll not only provide a great service, but you’ll also increase your earnings.

Vehicle Requirements

UberSELECT vehicles must satisfy all UberX requirements such as:

  • Build Year: No earlier than 2007 and must pass a safety inspection
  • Body Style: All 4 doors and seat 4 passengers
  • Seats: Must seat 4 passengers

UberSELECT drivers also need to be aware that:

  • Rider feedback can aect drivers’ UberSELECT status
  • A partner-driver rating of above 4.75 must be retained
  • Vehicles may be excluded due to attachments such as roof racks and spotlights
  • Vehicles lacking leather seats may be excluded
  • All these vehicle requirements may be amended by Uber at any time and they reserve the right to do so.
  Suitable Models  
CLASSIC LUXURIES
(2007 or NEWER)


159, Giulietta

A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, Q3, Q5, Q7, S class

Continental/Any

1-series, 3-series, 5-series, 6-series, 7-series, X-series

300C

FX, Q50, QX70

H3

XF, X-Type

Grand Cherokee

Range Rover (Sport, Evoque)

ES, GS, IS, LS, RX

CLA, E-Class, GS-Class, Kompressor, ML-Class, R-Class, S-Class

Any

Model S

Touareg

XC-Class
MODERN LUXURIES
(20012 or NEWER, UNLESS SPECIFIED)


Caprice (2014 or later)

Odyssey

Genesis

Discovery, Freelander

CT

A-Class, B-Class, Valente (2015 or newer)

Qashqai

4008

Superb

Passat, Jetta (2015 or newer)

V-Class

 

 

Uber Brisbane Central Greenlight Hub – Fortitude Valley

28 Martin Street, Fortitude Valley

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

 

 

Brisbane South Greenlight Hub – Sunnybank Hills

 

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

 

 

 

 

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