Car Next Door’s neighbour-to-neighbour car share network has finally arrived in Perth!
Now there’s an easy, safe and cheap way for Perth car owners to share their cars with trusted locals. Our car-sharing community has been growing strongly on the east coast since 2013, with over 2,500 cars shared by more than 130,000 members in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, the Gold Coast and Canberra - and now Perth can get in on the action too.
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About Car Next Door
Car Next Door’s neighbourly car-sharing community provides the tools and support to turn any car into a shared car, making it safe and easy for people in Perth to share cars with each other, saving money and reducing waste.
With an online platform and 24/7 support, we sort out the insurance, roadside, bookings, payments, tolls, fines, key exchange and all of the other details to make sharing your car hassle-free.
If you're a car owner, you can offset the costs of ownership by renting out your car when it's not being used, and Borrowers can book cars, vans and utes cheaply by the hour or day.
Community car sharing helps people save money and creating cleaner, greener, better neighbourhoods. By sharing the cars we already have, we’re reducing emissions and making better use of our resources: it’s common sense for the common good.
Join The Car Share in Perth Community
Need a car?
It’s free to join as a Borrower, with no membership fees.
Once you’re approved, you can search for cars near you, and book and drive instantly. Prices start at $5 an hour or $25 a day, plus distance charges.
Have a car you don't use every day?
If you don’t use your car every day, renting it out to your neighbours is a great way to offset the costs of owning it so you can get your car paying for itself. Car Next Door provides the insurance, roadside assistance, in-car technology and support to make renting out your car safe and easy.
What it’s like to rent out your car
Aaron’s been renting out his car in Melbourne for a year, and has already earned nearly $4,000. When he found himself with two cars, it just made sense to share one of them on Car Next Door.
“I thought ‘What’s the point of this car doing nothing?’, so I looked into Car Next Door...I think it’s much better to share than everyone having to own everything.”
Now Aaron can keep his car for the times he needs to visit his family or go away for the weekend, and let it earn money for him when he isn’t using it.
Car-sharing for a cleaner, less congested Perth
Car ownership in Perth is on the rise. According to census data, the percentage of households that don’t own a car has dropped, while the percentage of households owning three or more cars as increased.
Most cars in Australia sit idle for 96% of the time - what a waste! Car Next Door makes it simple and safe for car Owners to put their lazy cars to work and earn money from the time they don’t use them themselves.
Plus with every share car taking up to 10 cars off the road, having cars available for sharing means more people in Perth can choose to live car-free. That means fewer new cars need to be manufactured and the associated emissions are avoided.
There are already a handful of share cars available in Perth through goget-vs-flexicar/'>Flexicar, Green Share Car and Student Car Share. These options make it easy to access a car without needing to own one, but their cars are purchased brand new just for the purpose of sharing.
Car Next Door is different: because our local fleet is made up of cars owned by real people, it’s making better use of the millions of the lazy cars sitting in streets and driveways all over Perth.
Borrow a car, van or ute without needing to own it
If you mostly get around Perth by bike or public transport, you’ll know that sometimes you need a car - maybe to head to Fremantle for the day, move house, or pick up your latest Gumtree bargain. Even if you own a car, sometimes you need an extra set of wheels, or a van or ute to shift your stuff.
When you join Car Next Door you get access to a whole fleet of cars, vans and utes right in your neighbourhood. Because the cars are owned by real people, there’s a huge variety of cars: from zippy little cars to something a little fancy or a van to get the job done.