uberX Launch Update


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Hi uberX,

We are excited to announce uberX will be going live this Thursday, 9th October at 4PM!

If you still need to submit any documents, make sure to submit them via your app by 5pm on Tuesday to be eligible for the $300 sign up bonus (paid on the completion of 10 trips)! We need to have received the following documents from you in order to give you a phone and activate your account:

  • F or T extension (front and back)
    • If you have not updated your plastic driver’s licence we need the letter from the DoT confirming your F or T extension has been approved (we do NOT accept submission papers)
  • Your insurance policy (you must be a listed driver and it needs a valid expiry)
  • Your Licence and Third Party Insurance Policy with the insurance class upgraded to 3G (which can be done over the counter at your local DoT centre)

Please find further information on incentives, vehicle inspection as well as best times and locations to be online to maximise your earnings on Uber!

Looking forward to seeing you out there!



Friday & Saturday nights are typically the busiest times on Uber! Uber will guarantee minimum earnings equivalent to $30/hr in gross fares between the following times:

Friday & Saturday: 16:00 – 04:00


  • 90% acceptance rate
  • Must be online in the service zone (shown below)



Uber will guarantee minimum earnings equivalent to $25/hr in gross fares for all hours you are online, excluding the peak time guarantee (which attracts a higher $/hr guarantee).


  • 90% acceptance rate
  • Must be in the service zone (shown below)
  • Limited to 50 hours per week (Friday and Saturday incentives will be included in this 50 hours)
  • Must complete at least 1 trip for the week to be eligible
  • Not applicable between 1am-5am Mon – Fri

NOTE: All incentive payments will appear on your payment statement next week under Miscellaneous Items.

We will communicate next week’s incentives at the start of the week.


If you have sent through all your documents but have not had your vehicle inspected, we will be inspecting vehicles and providing the Uber iPhone (if you have submitted all your documents) at the following session:

Wednesday, 8 October

16:00 – 17:00

Bedford Bowling Club, 145 Grand Promenade Bedford

The vehicle inspection will take 5 – 10 minutes.


As discussed at onboarding, every Uber has water and mints in the car.

Make sure to get a slab of 300ml or 600ml bottles of water and some mints/lollies for your riders … you’ll see how excited they get!

Here are some tips on how to impress riders and get 5 stars!!


We are expecting most demand to come from the following areas:

  • CBD
  • West Perth
  • Subiaco
  • Nedlands

Perth uberX Service Zone


In all Uber cities the best times to be online are on Friday & Saturday nights in the service zone. Below is the typical trend of demand in the service zone on a Friday & Saturday.

FIRST RUSH: 16:00 – 20:00 SECOND RUSH: 22:00 – 04:00

 $250/$250 REFERRAL BONUS!

Know friends in Perth that meet all the requirements for uberX and want to drive? Well then you’re sitting on a goldmine! We’re offering $250 for you and $250 for them!  All you need to do is refer them through your app by clicking the big blue button. Please note this only applies to partners who register a car with Uber. The referral will be paid out once 10 trips have been completed. Some of you are having trouble seeing the referral button. Try hard closing the Uber app and it should work after that. Here’s how you do it Screen Shot 2014-06-22 at 7.56.42 pm

Questions? Visit help.uber.com.

We’re looking forward to seeing you online!

Barry and the Uber Perth Team

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