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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.

One hybrid car and a high-density community: how Car Next Door helps Melbourne’s inner north live more sustainably

One hybrid car and a high-density community: how Car Next Door helps Melbourne’s inner north live more sustainably

Discover how sharing one hybrid car is helping lower the emissions of an entire community. See how it pays for itself, and enables some profound cultural shifts as well.

Linden Brown
3 businesses, 4 cars, and 5 kids: why this hard-working businessman still manages a fleet on Car Next Door

3 businesses, 4 cars, and 5 kids: why this hard-working businessman still manages a fleet on Car Next Door

Why does a successful global businessman (and busy family man) still share a fleet on Car Next Door? The $3,500 monthly gross income might help explain it. But there’s more to this story. We asked the veteran owner for the keys to his longevity.

Linden Brown
Why car sharing means freedom for this Sydney woman

Why car sharing means freedom for this Sydney woman

Kylie is a sharp business woman. Clear, confident and purposeful. After a casual start as a Car Next Door owner, she realised the opportunity car sharing provided.

Linden Brown
From one vehicle to a thriving business: how Ted used Car Next Door to build an impressive passive income

From one vehicle to a thriving business: how Ted used Car Next Door to build an impressive passive income

Find out how sharing a fleet of vehicles on Car Next Door helps Ted grow his passive income, and discover his plans to turn it into a thriving business. At about $1,000 income per month for each vehicle, you’ll want to hear this advice from the veteran mechanic.

Linden Brown
How Issy kept her car in the city – even as a student

How Issy kept her car in the city – even as a student

When Issy moved out of home, she found the rising cost of living hard to keep up with. She thought of selling her car, until her Mum, Kristen, suggested Car Next Door. Now she earns herself a weekly income from the car she nearly sold.

Linden Brown
How Carey turned her passion for furniture rescue into a business with the help of Car Next Door

How Carey turned her passion for furniture rescue into a business with the help of Car Next Door

Being affordable is a big plus for me. Because I am starting out I need to keep my operational costs low. Car Next Door helps me do that.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
How this family lives car-free with a toddler

How this family lives car-free with a toddler

Living sustainably has always been important to Tim Sculthorpe and Mariana de la Rosa. When the couple moved to Sydney from Tasmania, they had no car and no intention of buying one. That’s when they discovered Car Next Door.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
How this Sunshine Coast pensioner earns a living from side hustles

How this Sunshine Coast pensioner earns a living from side hustles

Move over, millennials! Seniors are tapping into tech to make money, with people such as Brendon Clancy, 64, earning through technology, side hustles and hobbies.

Jessica Pilon-Summons