Everything you need to know about driving for Shebah

By Georgina McEncroe Tue, Dec 13th, 2016

Driving for Shebah

This is a living list of all the things you need to know about driving for Shebah. We’ll update this page whenever we have more information for you. Make sure you like our Facebook page – updates appear there first.

If you’d like to drive for Shebah, you must:

  • be 21 years or older
  • hold an unrestricted Australian drivers licence that you’ve had for a minimum of 12 months
  • have good English communication skills
  • have an iOS or Android phone
  • agree to follow our vulnerable passenger guidelines
  • have access to a car in excellent condition. Your car can be any age but it must have four doors and five seats as a minimum
  • complete a roadworthy certificate for that car every 12 months
  • have rideshare insurance for the car you’ll be driving; ensure your broker explains specific impact of ridesharing on current policies
  • have an ABN and be registered for GST. The Practice has created this simple financial checklist specifically for Shebah drivers which will ensure you tick all the financial boxes.
  • have other credentials depending on what state you live in
    (see below).

Queensland drivers must have:

  • a valid passenger transport driver authorisation from the Department of Transport and Main Roads. This covers a criminal check (daily), a health check and a safety certificate for your vehicle and carry it with you at all times. If you don’t have a safety certificate for the car you’re driving you could face penalties and fines (boo).

You should also be aware that the Queensland Government is currently writing its own guidelines. You can read them here.

New South Wales drivers must have:

You can find out more from this fact sheet.

Victorian drivers must have:

If you need further accountancy advice, feel free to give The Practice a call. Remember that all accounting advice is tax deductible. Your ABN is free from the ATO and you are applying for one as a sole trader.

Lastly – once you are ready to drive watch this video on how to use our driver app.



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