Car Hire in Sydney
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Frequently asked questions
International drivers are welcome to rent cars in Sydney. You just need to hold a full unrestricted driver licence from your home country, with a formal English translation if it is in another language.
Our pricing works slightly differently from traditional car rental companies. When you borrow a car with Uber Carshare, you pay for both the time you have the car and the distance you drive, as well as your damage cover and booking fee.
Uber Carshare trips are covered through Mobility Mutual - a member-owned mutual risk protection fund that’s specifically designed for our car-sharing community. Each time you borrow a car with Uber Carshare you will be able to select the excess option which best suits your needs.
With Uber Carshare you can access hundreds of cars parked on streets and in car parks all over Sydney. There’s probably one within a few minutes walk from your home! Looking for something a bit bigger? Check our Utes and Vans in Sydney.
There are dozens of cars available right across the suburb - so you’ll find one conveniently close to you. You can also find a parking spot with our friends at Parkhound.
Useful Information about Sydney
Getting around Sydney by car
The best way to get around the city is by public transport, but to see the sights further away from the city, car sharing in Sydney is the quickest and easiest option.
Sydney is a big city and at peak hour traffic can be very heavy. Avoid driving at peak times – between 7am and 9am, and between 4pm and 7pm – to beat the worst of the traffic. If you do need to travel during the morning or evening peak, allow plenty of extra time.
Top destinations to drive to in and around Sydney
- Palm Beach. 1 hour from Sydney - Home to one of Australia’s longest-running TV shows, Home and Away, Palm Beach is the perfect place to relax and explore. You can cruise the clear water on a charter boat or head on a kayaking tour.
- Port Stephens. 2.5 hours from Sydney - Just North of Newcastle, Port Stephens is the place to go for those seeking an adventure - where else can you go on a camel ride, snorkel with dolphins, and sandboard down beach dunes? Those without a fear of heights can rock climb at the sea cliffs and be rewarded with birds eye views across the ocean.
- Royal National Park. 1 hour from Sydney - This short but incredibly scenic drive is a must do for visitors and locals alike. There are plenty of bushwalking, swimming and canoeing options in the national park, but the views from the road along the famous Sea Cliff Bridge make this trip worth it in themselves.
- Jervis Bay. 3 hours from Sydney - If you’re up for a longer drive, continue through Royal National Park and Wollongong and on to the stunning Jervis Bay. Here you’ll find Hymans Beach with some of the whitest sand in the world, and Booderoo National Park with endless pristine beaches and the haunted Cape St George Lighthouse.
- Blue Mountains. 1 hour from Sydney - There’s nothing better than a winding mountain drive, and this is one of Australia’s best. Head to the Three Sisters lookout for postcard perfect views, take the Grand Canyon track loop walk, explore unique shops and cafes at Katoomba and Leura, or settle in for a picnic at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.
- Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. 5.5 hours from Sydney - It’s well worth the long drive to experience something a little different: an African safari in the middle of New South Wales. This open range zoo is home to zebras, giraffes, rhinos, lions and elephants, and you can see them all from the window of a safari bus.
Best time to visit Sydney
Sydney’s weather is mild all year round, with plenty of sunshine even in the colder months. It’s best known for its hot summers, when temperatures average around 26 degrees celsius (78.8 fahrenheit) but can get up to over 40 degrees celsius (104 fahrenheit) - so you’ll want to rent a car with air conditioning! In winter temperatures average 17 degrees celsius (62.6 fahrenheit).
There are also plenty of sporting events, festivals and performances to enjoy, whatever time of year you visit Sydney.
Sydney calendar highlights
Sydney Festival - The whole city comes alive with a range of cultural events and performances at various locations across Sydney.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras - Celebrate LGBTQI diversity at one of the world’s biggest and most colourful parties, culminating in the famous parade through central Sydney.
Sydney Royal Easter Show - Fun for all the family with rides, show bags, special performances and displays in celebration of all aspects of Australian culture.
Vivid Sydney - A beautiful display of lights that sees Sydney’s icons like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge lit up in a feast of colours.
Sydney Film Festival - Enjoy some of the best films from across the country and around the world.
Dubbo Stampede - Run around the Western Plains Zoo and raise money for charity. Choose from 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon, and run with the safari animals.
Tulip Time - Drive to Bowral for one of Australia’s oldest and largest floral festivals, featuring over 100,000 tulips
NRL Grand Final - Most of New South Wales is Rugby League crazy, and the season culminates with the final match at the end of September.
Sculpture by the Sea - Sydney’s most iconic stretch of coastline, from Bondi to Tamarama, is transformed into a two-kilometre sculpture park.
Port Stephens Toyota NSW Pro - See some of the world’s best surfers compete at Port Stephens, a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney.
New Year’s Eve - Ring the new year with a spectacular fireworks display right on Sydney Harbour.