Driver Accreditation Overview

An overview of Victoria's Driver Accreditation system

As part of the Victorian Government's new rideshare regulations, every Uber Driver Partner will need to have a Driver Accreditation (DA), a special type of licence issued by the Taxi Services Commission (TSC) for ridesharing drivers.

Uber is working with the TSC to streamline the application process to make it easier for Uber Driver Partners to become Accredited. If at any point you want to obtain a Driver Accreditation yourself, please follow the guidance on the Driver Accreditation Process page.


DA Qualification Criteria

To qualify for a Driver Accreditation you must:

  • Hold a full and current Victorian driver licence (new to Victoria? Transfer your licence)
  • Have held a full and current driver licence in an Australian state or territory or in New Zealand for at least 6 months
  • Have valid work rights in Australia
  • Be assessed as a suitable driver by the TSC based on your medical examination and criminal and driving history checks

For more information, click here to visit the TSC's website.

Note: Even if you hold/obtain a Driver Accreditation you will still need to meet Uber's standard eligibility criteria around licence tenure (e.g. for uberX, have held an Australian unrestricted driver’s licence for at least 1 year), criminal history and vehicle requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to take a knowledge test to get my Driver Accreditation?
No, the Driver Accreditation does not have a knowledge component.

How much does a Driver Accreditation cost?
The fee for a new Driver Accreditation application is $73.20. Refer to the TSC website for more information.

How long does it take to get a Driver Accreditation?
Driver Accreditations usually take 10 business days to process. If the TSC requires further information (e.g. an incomplete application or questions about your medical or criminal/driving history) it may delay the process.

The TSC has asked for further information?
If the TSC has asked you for additional information, please reply promptly. They cannot fully process your application until they receive all required information. If you have any questions, please contact the TSC at driveraccreditation@taxi.vic.gov.au