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When and Where to Drive in Melbourne to Earn More

Taxify Melbourne endeavours to keep our driver-partners informed on where to be, particularly during peak periods. Positioning yourself in the right place at the right time will increase the number of rides you complete, hence you will end up earning more!

When to Drive to Earn More?

Top drivers increase their earnings by driving during the morning and evening peak hours, taking some hours off during low-demand hours to have a rest and enjoy the day.

You too can increase your earnings by driving during busier times, such as 4PM-7PM on weekdays and especially all day and night from Friday to Sunday!

The chart below shows the most profitable times for driving in Melbourne. The darker the green, the busier it is!


Where are the best places to drive?

In every city, there are hotspots where lots of people are ordering rides. Drivers who are in these areas are more likely to earn more due to a higher amount of rides and higher surge pricing.

Recommended areas to drive include:

  • CBD
  • St Kilda / Windsor / Prahran
  • South Yarra / Richmond /
  • Collingwood / Brunswick
  • Fitzroy / Carlton

Check out the heat map of the searches around Melbourne below. The red spots show areas with a very high frequency of searches by passengers while the blue dots are moderately high search areas.


Note: Melbourne is the sporting capital of the world and with the AFL Season in full swing, there will be extremely high demand over the next few months in the City and Richmond areas when matches finish.

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