Newcastle, your Uber is arriving!

UPDATE: Uber has launched in Newcastle & Central Coast – check it out!

Newcastle has been hit hard these past few days with public transport down and many people needing to get around town. Today, we’re proud to announce Uber is coming to Newcastle to help locals get around.

As of 10am Thursday, Uber users who need to travel can open the app and request an uberX ride to help them get around Newcastle this week – for free.

We will be guided by the recovery coordination team’s updates and heed all official advice about travel in the area from Police and Emergency Services.

How does it work?

  • Download Uber onto your iPhone, Android or Windows device, and create an account
  • Position the pin on the map at your current location to request a car and track its arrival in-app
  • Share your ETA to let the folks at home know when you’ll be arriving


The Finer Details:

Ubers will be available to request and drop off within the CBD and surrounding areas.

Demand will be high and availability limited. If you can’t get a car right away please try again later.

We’re working hard at getting more cars onto the road, so thank you for your patience during this time.

 If you or a friend are interested in becoming an Uber driver partner this week, please visit this site to register interest.

Keep safe and Uber on!


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