More Profit for Uber Drivers

Uber Increases Fares

Uber Driving for Money

In a move welcomed by Uber drivers in Australia, Uber has increased its fare structure.

I believe that this will have no impact whatsoever on the number of riders using Uber. Price is about fifth on the list of reasons passengers give me for choosing Uber over other alternatives.

This post documents the new fare structure for the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where I work, but I'll cover other areas in Australia in subsequent posts over the next few days.

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New Uber Driver Fares on the Sunshine Coast

UberX Fares

UberX

Old Rate

New Rate

Base Fare

$2.00

$2.50

Per Km Fare

$1.00

$1.25

Per Minute Fare

$0.35

$0.38

UberSelect Fares

UberSelect

Old Rate

New Rate

Base Fare

$4.00

$4.00

Per Km Fare

$1.80

$1.95

Per Minute Fare

$0.55

$0.60

The really significant change here is the 25% increase in the per km fare for UberX. This will make a significant difference and as Uber drivers we welcome it.

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Phil Lancaster

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