Ride-sourcing platform providers Uber, Shebah, Oscar and Ola have commenced operations in Tasmania. You can visit the platform provider’s website to find out more:
- Uber - uber.com/en-AU/drive/hobart/get-started/
- Shebah - shebah.com.au/
- Oscar - www.oscarrideshare.com.au
- Ola - www.ola.com.au
How do I use Ride-sourcing Services in Tasmania?
All ride sourcing vehicles are required to have undergone a vehicle inspection within the last 12 months.
- use taxi ranks
- accept jobs from passengers ‘hailing’ in the street
- solicit for passenger trade on a public street (for example by parking your car and calling out to people).
What can I do if I am not happy with the service provided by a Ride-source driver?
How do I apply to be a Ride-source driver?
If you want to become a ride-sourcing driver you need to contact a ride sourcing Platform Provider to discuss the application process.
The Platform Provider will advise you if you meet their eligibility requirements.
The platform provider will be able to help you with completing all the necessary documentation. When your application has been completed, please lodge the application form and documents at Service Tasmania.
PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to provide any ride-sourcing services until you have received confirmation from the Department of State Growth that your application has been successful.
For further information, please email email@example.com.
What is a Platform Provider?
If you intend to launch a ride-source platform in Tasmania, contact Industry Policy, Department of State Growth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ride-source drivers wishing to check on the status of their application for an ancillary certificate should contact Registration and Licensing Services on (03) 6166 4866.
Regulatory requirements for operators
Transport Commission Exemption