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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.

This grad is earning a side income with Car Next Door

This grad is earning a side income with Car Next Door

Like many grads, Jaydon isn't yet in a full-time job since he graduated from uni - so he's started a fleet of car-share vehicles, building up from sharing his own car while working part time. He's now sharing 5 cars and earning a steady income from his small fleet.

Kate Trumbull
Milly was quoted $1200 for a four-day rental car. This is what she did instead

Milly was quoted $1200 for a four-day rental car. This is what she did instead

If you’ve checked car rental prices lately, you’ve probably done a double-take.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
How this Cairns man turned one car into a successful sharing fleet

How this Cairns man turned one car into a successful sharing fleet

When former automotive expert Cameron Gowing from Cairns noticed that car rental companies were selling swathes of their fleets off during COVID, he saw a gap in the market. He’s now renting out 35 cars through Car Next Door, making solid returns through savvy purchasing and marketing strategies.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
From one car to a successful fleet

From one car to a successful fleet

How these three entrepreneurial Car Next Door members went from sharing a single car, to managing successful fleets.

Kate Trumbull
How this Melbourne based woman turned her car into a handy second income

How this Melbourne based woman turned her car into a handy second income

A Melbourne woman has proven Australians in isolation can earn a handy second income using a common household asset.

Jessica Pilon-Summons
How a $4,000 Toyota Yaris earned over $37,000

How a $4,000 Toyota Yaris earned over $37,000

While most city cars sit unused for days on end, Tish’s 2010 Toyota Yaris earns its keep. This economical car has earned more than $37,000 since Tish started sharing it through Car Next Door in 2015.

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