Here’s what you’ll need to drive in NSW
- Have a smartphone, mobile number and email address
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or otherwise have the right to work in Australia
- Have held an unrestricted Australian driver’s licence for at least 12 months
- Have an ABN and be GST-registered
- Must not have any serious criminal offences
- Must not have any serious traffic offences
- Be listed as the insured driver on the insurance
Vehicles must meet the state government’s requirements and be in excellent condition, free of damage and decals. The vehicle must:
- be no more than ten years
- have a minimum of 4 doors
- seat a minimum of 4 passengers
- seat a maximum of 6 passengers
- not be an ex-taxi
- pass a pink slip vehicle inspection in the last 12 months. *Exempt for a new vehicle registered in 12 months
- be registered in NSW and covered by the NSW CTP insurance
- be covered under a current third-party or comprehensive insurance
- Profile Picture
You must submit a clear photo of yourself (in JPG, JPEG, PNG format, at least 200 x 200 pixels). The image you submit will be displayed as your profile picture for riders to verify with you.
- National Police Check
You will need to submit a national police check issued by an ACIC accredited provider within the previous three months before submitting your NPC application. Obtain your National Police Check with Intercheck for a discount exclusive to Turvy Driver Partners at https://d.Turvyglobal.com/ausbgc.
- Vehicle registration
You will need to submit your vehicle registration certificate. Your vehicle must be registered in NSW and at all times. If you have a brand-new car or are transferring your vehicle from interstate to NSW, you can register your vehicle at any NSW Service Centre. Find out the closest Service Centre at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/service-centre.
- Proof of ID
You will need to provide an alternative ID (other than your driver’s licence), such as a valid passport, Immi card, Australian or NZ birth certificate or citizenship certificate.
- Vehicle Insurance
You will need to submit your vehicle insurance documents. Your vehicle must have current third-party damage or comprehensive insurance cover, on which you must be the insured driver. Please note that this is an extra insurance cover on top of the CTP Insurance (green slip).
- Vehicle Inspection
Your vehicle must have passed a vehicle inspection within 12 months before your application. You will need to submit proof of the inspection result, an e-Safety (pink slip) inspection report issued by an Authorised Inspection Station or a Redbook Inspection Report for ridesharing purposes. You may find an approved inspection station at https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=esafetycheck.form.
If your vehicle is a brand-new vehicle registered within 12 months, you do not need to submit an inspection report for the first year of your vehicle’s registration.
- Driving History
You will need to provide an online driving history record issued by Service NSW for the past six months. Please note that you need to give the full report with a detailed description of the offences and the dates. You can apply for an online driving record from Service NSW here: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/request-driving-record.
Please allow up to 3 business days for us to review your application. Once your application is approved, we will activate your account, and you can start earning!
New South Wales
The stickers must be placed on or near the vehicle’s rear window on the driver’s side and visible from the outside.
More information can be found here https://www.pointtopoint.nsw.gov.au/safety-standards-vehicles-providing-booked-services#signs.
Australian Capital Territory
The stickers must be placed on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, either on or near the lower windscreen or on a fixed window. After your registration is approved, you will receive 2 x self-adhesive Turvy Stickers by post. Most states and territories’ regulations require that you display signs indicating that the vehicle is being used to provide passenger services. Penalties may apply if you do not comply with such requirements. Please visit the link below or contact your state or territory’s regulatory authority for more information about signage.
All information contained on this page has been compiled for your information only. Nothing on this page is intended to constitute legal advice and should be relied upon. Whilst all information contained herein has been prepared with care, Turvy does not make any representation or warranty regarding the accuracy or currency of the information provided and does not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions. You should conduct your inquiries as to the accuracy of the information provided.