Eligibility Criteria

To be a member of Bay Islands Car Share you must:

  • be at least 21 years old (there is no upper age limit)

  • not have had any licence suspensions or disqualifications, major traffic violations or alcohol/drug related driving incidents in the past 3 years;

  • not have been convicted of, or have any pending convictions for, a criminal offence in any the past 3 years.

  • hold a full unrestricted licence (no P plates or provisional licences);

  • have an appropriate credit or debit card with sufficient credit to cover your Damage Cover Liability for the duration of time that you are borrowing a car, as well as any trip pre-payments or deposits

  • have a satisfactory credit history (we'll do a credit check during your sign-up).


Not an Australian citizen?


You are still very welcome to join Bay Islands Car Share! See our information for international drivers.


P-plates or provisional licences


Our insurance only covers fully licensed drivers, so if you hold a provisional licence or are on your P plates (red or green) you won’t be able to use Bay Islands Car Share right now. Once you come off your P plates and hold a full licence you’ll be eligible to join and book cars.


Continuing eligibility depends on your driving record


If you are involved in a traffic incident or commit a traffic violation while you are a member of Bay Islands Car Share, you must tell either us about it or cancel your membership. In the event of an insurance claim, we will request a copy of your official driving record. If it turns out that you have not given us all of the relevant information about your driving history, you may not be covered by our insurance.