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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.

Car sharing in Tassie skyrockets by 390% ahead of border reopening

Car sharing in Tassie skyrockets by 390% ahead of border reopening

Since launching in Tasmania last December ‘Car Next Door’ has experienced a boom with over 245 Tasmanians now signed up to the platform, offering their cars to holiday-makers to explore the island state.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
The art of the side hustle

The art of the side hustle

Meet the everyday Aussies turning passion projects into lucrative side hustles.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
$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 Adelaide local's car earns her money while she works from home

How this Adelaide local's car earns her money while she works from home

The 26-year old copywriter listed her 2014 Volkswagen Polo on peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Car Next Door, which has just launched in Adelaide and has already made several hundred dollars renting it out.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
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
‘Easy’ way locked down hairdresser makes extra $1,500 a month

‘Easy’ way locked down hairdresser makes extra $1,500 a month

When lockdown hit Christine thought outside the box and was able to turn her lazy car into a side hustle that helped to support her family.

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