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What Are the Alternatives to Uber in Australia?

Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services in Australia

Well, not a lot to be honest. Australia is pretty much a one ride share company, and that company is Uber.

There are a couple of local startups, such as GoCatch and SwyftRyd (who on earth told them it was a good idea to use a name that no one can remember how to spell?) but they don't really have any traction. They are in a Catch-22 situation. If you're a rider, there's typically no drivers around, so you go back to Uber. And if you're a driver, there's typically no riders looking for you, so guess what, you go back to Uber.