Here’s what you’ll need to drive in VIC
- 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 licence for at least 6 months
- Have an ABN and be GST-registered
- Hold a current Driver Accreditation
- Be listed as the insured driver on the insurance
Vehicles must meet the state government’s requirements and must be in great condition, free of any damage and decals. The vehicle must:
- be no more than 10 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 Redbook rideshare vehicle inspection in the past 12 months
- be covered under a current third-party or comprehensive insurance
- be registered as a Commercial Passenger Vehicle in Victoria
- Profile Picture
You will need to submit a clear photo of yourself (in JPG, JPEG, PNG format, at least 200 x 200 pixels). The photo you submit will be displayed as your profile picture for riders to verify you.
- Driver’s Licence
You will need to submit a copy of your current driver licence. You must have held a full driver licence in VIC for a minimum period of 6 months to provide rideshare services.
- Driver accreditation
You will need to submit a Driver Accreditation (DA) certificate. More information can be found on CPVV’s website.
- Proof of ID
You will need to provide an alternative ID (other than your driver licence), such as a valid passport, Immi card, Australian or NZ birth certificate or citizenship certificate.
- Commercial Passenger Vehicle Registration
Your vehicle must be registered as a commercial passenger vehicle. More information can be found on CPVV’s website.
- Vehicle Inspection
You must ensure that your vehicle passes a vehicle inspection by Redbook Pty Ltd every 12 months. You will need to submit the full report of vehicle inspection report issued within 12 months of your application. To book a vehicle inspection with Redbook Pty Ltd, click here!
- Declare Your Vehicle Insurance
You will need to declare that your vehicle is insured. Your vehicle must have current third-party damage or comprehensive insurance cover, on which you should be listed as an insured driver.
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!
The stickers must be clearly visible to persons approaching it and must be placed in a spot where it cannot be removed by a person sitting in the driver’s seat.
More information can be found https://cpv.vic.gov.au/vehicle-owners/vehicle-identification
After your registration is approved, you will receive 2 x self-adhesive DiDi 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. For more information in relation to signage, please visit the link below or contact your state or territory’s regulatory authority.
All information contained on this page has been compiled for your information only. Nothing on this page is intended to constitute and should be relied upon as legal advice. Whilst all information contained herein has been prepared with care, DiDi does not make any representation or warranty as to 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 own inquiries as to the accuracy of the information provided.
Driver Requirements per state