Brisbane locals looking for an alternative to owning a car can now rent cars from neighbours by the hour or day through Australia’s first peer-to-peer car share platform, Car Next Door. Neighbour-to-neighbour car sharing is a cheaper, greener way to use the cars that are already in our neighbourhoods.
Own a car? Rent it to your neighbours when you’re not using it, and offset the costs of ownership. You're covered by comprehensive insurance, 24/7 member support and roadside assist and GPS car tracking.
Need a car? Get access to a fleet of different vehicles near your home for a low hourly or daily rate.
Jennifer and her family haven’t owned a car since they moved back to Melbourne after living overseas. They were among the first to join Car Next Door when in launched in Melbourne in 2014, and have been active car-sharers ever since.
The family chooses not to own a car mainly for environmental reasons, but also because it saves them money and lets them choose different cars to suit different trips.
“I think it’s really nice that the car owner has been willing to put their car out for people like me to use - I guess it’s a slight risk, and they don’t necessarily earn a lot, so I’m really grateful that they’re willing to put it out there,” says Jennifer.
“It’s really helpful to have the service available for people like us, because it means we can choose not to own a car.”
While earning money by renting their car out is welcome, it's not the key reason why Doug and Sally decided to rent their car with Car Next Door. It's part of their commitment to using resources more efficiently through sharing.
Having the income coming in to cover the insurance and rego means that Doug and Sally can use their car when we want to, but without the financial burden of paying for the standing costs and having it sit idle.