Short answer:

Your car needs to be manufactured no earlier than 2001 and be in reasonable condition. A few scratches and marks are totally fine, but it has to be running well. If you're thinking of buying a car to rent out, make sure to get in touch with us first to confirm its eligibility.

Location Eligibility

Your car should be parked full-time in one of our Target Suburbs. These are updated very regularly as we grow, so don't forget to check back. If you live outside a Target Suburb at the moment and your car is 100% available to share, you may want to park your car closer to a central location.

Member Eligibility

To list a car, you'll need to meet the eligibility criteria for members.

Car Eligibility

Your car must:

  • be well maintained
  • be manufactured no earlier than 2001
  • have a value of less than $40,000 if listed in Victoria, or $50,000 in other states - in addition, if the car's value is over $25,000 in Victoria, or $30,000 in other states, you will need to have a secure location away from the car where the Lockbox can be attached. 
  • not have been altered in a way that materially changes the performance, appearance or purpose of the vehicle (although we may accept modified cars on a case-by-case basis)
  • have a power rating of less than 200 kilowatts (250 kilowatts for 4WDs)
  • have seating for no more than 12 passengers 
  • be a private passenger vehicle with four wheels

Vehicles which are ineligible for sharing

The following vehicle types are not eligible for sharing:

  • Box trucks
  • Construction equipment
  • Farm equipment
  • GEM or similar vehicles not designed for highway use
  • Limousines
  • Motorcycles
  • Passenger vans that seat more than twelve people
  • Recreational vehicles (RVs) or campervans
  • Vehicles designed primarily for off-road use

The following makes and models are not eligible for sharing:

  • Toyota GT86
  • Subaru WRX, BRZ
  • Ford Mustang
  • Lotus
  • Audi - any RS model, S3, S4, S6 
  • BMW 335i-M,140i-M, M3, M4, M5 
  • Chrysler 300c V8 
  • Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8
  • Holden with HSV or SS badge, Clubsport
  • Kia Stinger
  • Hyundai I30N

The following vehicles may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but special security requirements will apply:

  • Porsche Boxster or Cayman 
  • Mercedes with AMG badge
  • Jeep with SRT badge

To make renting your car out as easy as possible, we recommend:

  • your car is registered in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia or Tasmania
  • you are not actively selling your vehicle at the time of listing
  • you have a spare key for your car

If your car doesn't meet these recommendations, please let us know when we call to discuss your application.

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  • What are the asterisks for, next to the manufacture date and odometer reading?

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  • I'm surprised your requirements do not mention that the car must be in road worthy condition including the tyres!

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  • Hi,
    Wondering if manual or auto transmission impacts rentability? Any statistics.
    Unfortunately I need to buy a car for work reasons but more the half of the time I will not need it

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  • I have a 1998 Hiace campervan, would it be eligible ?

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