Australian Ride Sharing Wiki and Info Page Welcome to our Australian thread. You will find lots of information relating to ride sharing. Although we are called UberPeople we do include other ride sharing services. Current Status Ride sharing as a service is now approved in most States. Victoria is expected final approval by the end of 2016. Uber is operational there. Tasmania legalised on 7/12/16 and Uber subsequently started operation there. NT has no current plans to legalise and Uber currently dont operate in NT. Web statistics for Uber Australia 10/2016 = 36,000 drivers 1/2016 = 16,000 active drivers 10/2015 = 1 million registered users 8/2015 = 1.2 million rides 1/2016 = 10 million rides Capital City Threads Suggest you first search the Capital City thread that relates to the State you live in. The Capital City thread will cover all cities in that State. This Thread This particular Australian thread provides additional information relating to features or issues/tips and member comments that cover national topics. Some examples of features: UberEats; Driver Destination; Stacked Trips; Pre Bookings; Trip Swaps etc. Some examples of issues/tips: Taxation; Transporting children; Using a dash camera; How ratings work; Understanding pings; Service Animals; Alcohol and drugs etc. Thread rules: Any general discussion or posts off-topic may be edited or deleted. Information from posts may be consolidated with other threads. You may want to consider saving these Uber links. https://help.uber.com/partners https://www.uber.com/legal/community-guidelines/en/ https://uber-movement.squarespace.com (and update to your city) This link shows you a video of driver app features. http://sydney.ubermovement.com/anz-using-the-app ATO Ruling On 1 August 2015 the ATO ruled that ridesharing (ride sourcing) drivers, for the purposes of tax, are the same as taxi drivers, in that they must have an ABN, be enrolled for GST and submit BAS quarterly. Drivers must pay GST from the first dollar. They must remit 1/11th or 9.09% of the total fare? If the total fare is $10.00, you remit $0.91, not $1.00 (before the facilitator's commission). The ATO has indicated that they will be actively monitoring bank accounts for payments from ridesharing, and checking if those individuals are complying with their rules. Note: ATO advises the following category when registering an ABN. Use 46239 Road Passenger Transport or 46231 which covers Taxi Services. The ruling can be found here Uber statement can be found below https://newsroom.uber.com/australia/gst/ You can calculate your personal tax here Note: Some posts in this thread will be updated to reflect new/changed info. Check 'Last edited'.