There's Some Bad News For Uber Users Across Australia.
Uber is set to hike its minimum fares and will make passengers pay a booking fee, so it can cover ‘operational costs.’
The ride-sharing services said drivers had been asking for its minimum fare rates to be raised.
From June 9, passengers will also pay a 55¢ booking fee on every trip as a result of 'roundtable discussions with driver-partners, we heard that an important improvement Uber could make to the driving experience would be increasing the minimum fare. As a result, we are raising the minimum fare in different Australian cities from 9 June,'' an Uber spokesman confirmed to us.
Drivers will give 50 cents of the fee to Uber and the other 5 cents will be a payment to the tax office as GST.
Uber currently takes between 20 to 25 percent of the full fare, dependant how long a driver has been with the company.
The minimum fare in Sydney will increase from $8 to $9, including the 55¢ booking fee, and in Melbourne and Brisbane it will increase from $6 to $7.50, again including the booking fee.