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 270,000 car sharers and put your idle car to work.List your car
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.
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.
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.Rent out your car
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.More about our coverage ˃
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.
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!
It's easy to rent your car to your neighbours with Car Next Door, Australia's largest peer-to-peer car sharing community. Once you've checked your eligibility, get started by creating your car's profile and setting your availability and preferences. If you're eligible for Instant Keys, we'll arrange a date to install our technology. After that, your car will be covered by comprehensive insurance whenever it's with a borrower, and we'll be on hand 24/7 if you need us.
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 being rented out by Borrowers. If a Borrower is responsible for the car when damage occurs, they will pay their Damage and Loss Liability 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.
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.
Borrowers pay for their own tolls. If you're eligible for Instant Keys, we'll install a toll tag in your car so tolls are tracked and charged to the right person automatically. On Key Handover, just send us your toll statement to be reimbursed for tolls incurred by Borrowers and we'll pass the charge on to them.
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.
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.
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 during bookings.
Car Next Door currently operates throughout Victoria and New South Wales, and in selected suburbs of Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra, the Gold Coast, Perth and Fremantle.
To receive updates on when we reach your suburb, get started with your car’s profile.
With our technology and support, sharing your car is safe and simple. Your plan includes:
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.Start sharing with Instant Keys
Rent your car out to our vetted Borrower community with no monthly fee, set-up costs or lock-in contracts. Your free plan includes:
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:
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.Start sharing for free
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
We partner with Caltex to make it simpler and easier for our members to access low-cost local cars.
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