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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 160,000 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 or van 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 comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance whenever it's with a Borrower. Our team is on hand 24/7 to help if you or your Borrowers need us.

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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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Use our smart lockbox to exchange the keys

Get started with our Instant Keys technology

$19 / month

With our technology and support, sharing your car is safe and simple. Your plan includes:

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Comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance for every booking
24/7 support and a dedicated Owner Experience team
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A smart lockbox for key exchange so you won't need to meet with Borrowers
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GPS tracking for calculating trip distance and additional peace of mind
A toll tag to automatically charge Borrowers for their tolls
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Borrowing perks – enjoy no booking fees and premium cover when you borrow cars

You'll get 60% of the hourly and daily rates that you set and 13 to 37c per kilometre.

Give it a try with free installation and no lock-in contracts or cancellation fees.

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Meet to exchange the keys

Get started for free with Key Handover

No monthly fee

Rent your car out to our vetted Borrower community with no monthly fee, set-up costs or lock-in contracts. Your free plan includes:

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Comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance for every booking
24/7 support and a dedicated Owner Experience team

Our Instant Keys technology isn't available in your area yet, but it's easy to share with Key Handover. Once a Borrower has booked your car, you'll just need to:

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Handover the keys with the Borrower at the start and end of the booking
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Check the odometer and report any tolls incurred after the booking

You'll get 60% of the hourly and daily rates that you set and 13 to 37c per kilometre. Complete your car's profile now and your idle car could be earning within days.

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Earn $2000 your first year, guaranteed

We guarantee that your car will earn at least $2000 (after commission) within a year, as long as it meets a few common-sense criteria. 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 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.

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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Our partners
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We partner with Caltex to make it simpler and easier for our members to access low-cost local cars.

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