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and its costs

Rent out your car
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Your car is covered

Our comprehensive insurance covers your car when it's out with Borrowers.

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You're in control

Use your car when you want to, rent it out when you don't.

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We screen all drivers

Only approved Car Next Door members can book your car.

Is car sharing right for you?

Owning a car is getting more and more costly. You feel the pinch every time you fill up with fuel, when rego and insurance are due, and every time your car goes in for service. And the cost of depreciation hurts your wallet even when you aren’t driving!

Car Next Door is an easy, reliable way to offset the costs of owning your car by renting it out to a community of insured, trusted Borrowers while you aren’t using it. Join a community of over 130,000 car sharers and put your idle car to work.

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How it works


In just a few simple steps, you can rent your car out to trusted, insured Borrowers and get paid for the time and distance travelled.

Create your car's profile

Answer some simple questions about your car, snap some photos, and you’re ready for instant bookings.

Just tell us when you need to use your car and we’ll rent it out when you don’t.

We handle the bookings

Once one of our vetted Borrowers books your car, just hand them the key and we’ll take care of the insurance and processing payment.

Or let our secure Instant Keys technology handle the key exchange for you.

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Sit back and relax

Your car is covered by our comprehensive insurance for damage, theft or third-party property damage. You’re also backed up by 24-hour monitoring, roadside assistance and support.

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Let your car pay for itself

Your share of booking income can help offset the costs of ownership – like registration, depreciation and insurance.

And the money you earn per kilometre travelled covers fuel as well as wear and tear.

Reduce wasted resources

Each Car Next Door share car takes up to 10 other cars off the road. We also partner with Greenfleet to offset the emissions of Borrowers’ trips in your car. So far we’ve planted over 25,000 trees!

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Get started with our Instant Keys Key Handover sharing plan

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Instant Keys

Our Instant Keys technology makes sharing your car safe and simple. Rent your car to trusted Borrowers with the peace of mind of insurance and the ease of using Car Next Door.

Rent out your car by the hour or day and earn
  • 50% of the rates you set for the first $240 each month
  • and 75% of the time income over $240
Plus, earn 13, 25 or 37 cents per kilometre depending on the distance rate you choose
No installation costs, no lock-in contracts and no cancellation fees

What's included with your $60 monthly membership:

Comprehensive insurance cover and 24/7 roadside assistance for Borrowers, plus you and up to five additional drivers – you can cancel your current insurance policy and roadside
24/7 support from Car Next Door
Free advertising to our vetted Borrowers
Our secure lockbox to share the key – no need to meet with Borrowers
GPS tracking for security and tracking Borrower kilometres
A toll tag to automatically charge tolls to both you and Borrowers
Full control of your car's availability – easily manage your car's calendar and booking preferences from our website or app
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Key Handover

With Key Handover, we handle the bookings and you handle the keys. Rent your car to trusted Borrowers with the peace of mind of insurance and the ease of using Car Next Door.

Rent out your car by the hour or day and earn 60% of the rates you set
Plus, earn 13, 25 or 37 cents per kilometre depending on the distance rate you choose
No monthly membership fee
No availability requirements

What's included with your free membership:

Comprehensive insurance cover and 24/7 roadside assistance for Borrowers
24/7 support from Car Next Door
Free advertising to our vetted Borrowers
Simple toll reimbursement – just send your statement and we'll charge Borrowers for the tolls they used
Full control of your car's availability – easily manage your car's calendar and booking preferences from our website or app
Get started for free
Earn $2000 your first year, guaranteed

If you’re in one of our target postcodes in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, we’ll guarantee that your car earns $2000 in its first year on the platform.

Conditions apply, learn more about our Income Guarantee

Frequently asked questions


You pay for all the fuel that goes into your car, but you're reimbursed for the fuel used by Borrowers. If a Borrower needs to fill up, they'll pay and send us the receipt - we'll reimburse them and pass the charge on to you. You're then reimbursed 13, 25, or 37 cents for every kilometre travelled by Borrowers, depending on the distance rate you choose. According to the NRMA, RACV and RACQ, this should be enough to cover fuel as well as other consumables like tyres.

Your car has comprehensive insurance for you and Borrowers. If a Borrower is responsible for the car when damage occurs, they will pay their Damage Cover Liability (DCL) and our insurance will cover the rest. You can also nominate up to 5 additional drivers for friends and family.

We’ve got your back. If you receive a fine that was incurred while your car was with a Borrower, just notify us. We will get you the info you need to transfer the fine to the Borrower and compensate you for your time spent sorting it out.

Our Borrowers are pretty great and always try to return the car as they found it. If you ever find it returned excessively dirty, we’ll pay for the clean and compensate you for the inconvenience.

Other general maintenance is up to you and the 13, 25, or 37 cents per kilometre distance income compensates you for Borrowers’ share of tyre wear and servicing costs.

We supply you with a new toll tag that is connected to your car’s account so Borrowers pay for their tolls and you only pay for your tolls. We track who is driving when the tolls are incurred.

You set the availability of your car and when it's not in use, Borrowers can instantly book it. You can also set recurring blockouts if you need your car for a particular time or day each week.

We make sure your car will always be in good hands. All our Borrowers have had their identity verified against their licence (and passport for non-Australian drivers) and we run comprehensive credit checks and review known driving history.

Our friendly member support team is on hand around the clock if you or your Borrowers need a hand. Your car is also covered by 24/7 Roadside Assistance from NRMA / RACV.

Frequently asked questions


You pay for all the fuel that goes into your car, but you're reimbursed for the fuel used by Borrowers. If a Borrower needs to fill up, they'll pay and send us the receipt - we'll reimburse them and pass the charge on to you. You're then reimbursed 13, 25, or 37 cents for every kilometre travelled by Borrowers, depending on the distance rate you choose. According to the NRMA, RACV and RACQ, this should be enough to cover fuel as well as other consumables like tyres.

Your car has comprehensive insurance while out with Borrowers. If a Borrower is responsible for the car when damage occurs, they will pay their Damage Cover Liability (DCL) and our insurance will cover the rest.

You'll need to keep your own insurance to cover the car at all other times.

We’ve got your back. If you receive a fine that was incurred while your car was with a Borrower, just notify us. We will get you the info you need to transfer the fine to the Borrower and compensate you for your time spent sorting it out.

Borrowers enter the odometer reading in the app at the start and end of their trip. You review these readings after each booking and confirm they've entered the correct details. We use these odometer readings to pay you your distance income each month.

Borrowers pay for their own tolls – simply keep your existing toll account, then submit your toll history to Car Next Door each month.

We’ll cross-check your statement with your car’s bookings and any tolls incurred during Borrower bookings will be reimbursed to you when we pay you your earnings for the month.

Borrowers can instantly book your car when you're not using it – just tell us when you need to use it and how much advance notice you need to handover the key, and we'll rent it out according to your availability. You can also set recurring blockouts if you need your car for a particular time or day each week.

We make sure your car will always be in good hands. All our Borrowers have had their identity verified against their licence (and passport for non-Australian drivers) and we run comprehensive credit checks and review known driving history.

Our friendly member support team is on hand around the clock if you or your Borrowers need a hand. Your car is also covered by 24/7 Roadside Assistance from NRMA / RACV.

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