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Member stories

As Australia's largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform, we've enabled thousands of people to offset the cost of owning a car - as well as helping the environment and their local community. Check out the articles in this section to discover stories from real Car Next Door members.

$1,000 grants encourage Tasmanians to rent out their cars

$1,000 grants encourage Tasmanians to rent out their cars

Tasmania's hire car shortage and new Government initiatives designed to encourage car sharing are creating a unique opportunity for Tasmanian car owners looking for a lucrative side hustle.

Kate Trumbull
How this young creative's car became a simple side-hustle

How this young creative's car became a simple side-hustle

I only drive a couple of times a week, and I rent my car out when I’m not using it. The earnings pay for rego and insurance, so I can invest that money into growing my art business. My car has stopped costing me money and started making me money.

Kate Trumbull
From ‘mum’s taxi’ to money-maker: how a Melbourne family put their under-used cars to work

From ‘mum’s taxi’ to money-maker: how a Melbourne family put their under-used cars to work

Ellen earns over $8,000 a year sharing the family's van and car when they are not using them. Ellen says “I love that I don’t feel guilty seeing them just sit there not being used.”

Kate Trumbull
How this Sydney entrepreneur turned his passion into an enterprise

How this Sydney entrepreneur turned his passion into an enterprise

For self-confessed car nut and experienced entrepreneur Steve, car-sharing hits the sweet spot between making money and helping to create lasting social change.

Kate Trumbull
How car sharing helped this entrepreneurial student to quit his day job

How car sharing helped this entrepreneurial student to quit his day job

For student Zicong Wang, car-sharing is not only fuelling his entrepreneurial spirit, making him money and helping the environment, it’s providing a much-needed solution to Tasmania’s hire car shortage.

Kate Trumbull
How a student is making up to $900 a month as a side hustle

How a student is making up to $900 a month as a side hustle

This article was originally published on news.com.au. Earning money while studying is tough but Melbourne PhD student Kate Ferris has found a way to get some extra cash on the side. While Ms Ferris gets about $30,000 a year on a scholarship, that income usually needs to

Sam Ficek
Josh earns $1,000 a month by renting out two vans

Josh earns $1,000 a month by renting out two vans

This article was originally published on Yahoo! Finance A Melbourne man has revealed how he uses his work vans to passively earn up to $1,000 a month. Josh Reid Jones is the founder of the charitable organisation Just Be Nice Project, who has two vans used for that enterprise.

Sam Ficek
Claudio Scali uses Car Next Door to get the kids to school, and yummy vegan cookies to the community

Claudio Scali uses Car Next Door to get the kids to school, and yummy vegan cookies to the community

Claudio Scali is a small business owner living in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with his three kids. He uses Car Next Door to get his kids to school during the week and his delicious vegan cookies to Farmers’s Markets on the weekends. Check out ‘The C Word’ on instagram

Sam Ficek