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What is the eligibility criteria for cars on Drive mate?

Over 1150 car models are allowed to be listed on our platform, which are most cars you currently see on the road. This can be privately owned vehicles, vehicles that are owned by businesses (as long as the host is authorised by the owner to rent it out on the platform)

Car Eligibility

Your car must:

  • be well maintained

  • be manufactured no earlier than 2010

  • have a value of less than $50,000 

  • have seating for no more than 12 passengers 

  • be a private passenger vehicle with four wheels

  • Be legally registered in Australia.

  • Have a clean (e.g. not a “branded” or “salvage”) title

  • Meet Drive mate safety and maintenance requirements. Check our maintenance policy for details on this point.

Drive mate accepts petrol, diesel, LPG, hybrid, and electric-powered passenger cars

Drive mate does not accept vehicles such as motorcycles and bikes. Drive mate allows hosts to list passenger vehicles legally registered in Australia only. Hosts must ensure that their vehicle meets all the requirements below as well as all legal requirements for Australia. Hosts must maintain their vehicles and ensure they continue to meet our standards as they age.  


The following is an illustrative list of vehicles that are ineligible for listing.

  • Construction equipment

  • Farm equipment

  • Limousines

  • Motorcycles

  • Vehicles requiring a commercial license to operate legally on public roads

  • Vehicles designed primarily for off-road use

Drive mate reserves the right to modify its eligibility requirements at any time for any reason.