Uber launches in Bunbury

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
From 2pm, locals and visitors to the city will be able to ask for a ride at the touch of a button.
Camera IconFrom 2pm, locals and visitors to the city will be able to ask for a ride at the touch of a button. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times

Ride-sharing company Uber will launch its service in Bunbury today.

From 2pm, locals and visitors to the city will be able to ask for a ride at the touch of a button on their smartphones.

The ride-sharing juggernaut is set to launch its service in Bunbury with more than a dozen drivers ready to hit the road.

Uber State manager Kate Debenham could not say how many drivers the company had in the city exactly, but said there were still opportunities for more.

“We have over a dozen driver partners ready to hit the road from today on and are keen to hear from more locals who are interested in earning money on a flexible schedule,” Ms Debenham said.

“We’re excited to now offer people in Bunbury, Busselton and Dunsborough a safe and affordable way to get around with the launch of the Uber app.

“Via the Uber app, they’ll be linked to dozens of local driver-partners who are 100 per cent compliant with Western Australian regulations for ride-sharing.”

She said the company was keen to hear from more interested drivers.

“With Uber, drivers have complete flexibility to drive as and when it suits them – and we see driver-partners fit Uber around their studies, other work and family responsibilities,” she said.

Uber if offering $20 off the first ride to new riders who sign up with the code BUNBURY20 before October 31.

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