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Vehicle Requirements and Activation Time

Vehicles used for Bolt rides must meet both our minimum standards and government requirements.

All vehicles must:

  • Be in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • The vehicle must be covered by a valid insurance policy for third party property damage with a cover of at least $5 million
  • Passed an e-safety check from an RMS authorised inspection station. We only accept inspections that are a maximum of 60 days old.
  • All vehicles must have a Bolt sign placed at the rear windscreen when they are carrying passengers. Drivers who fail to do so may be fined by local police
  • Be a minimum of 2009 model or newer
  • Have 4 doors
  • Seat 4-7 passengers (excluding the driver)
  • Have working windows and air conditioning
  • Must not be a taxi, government, branded or rebuilt the vehicle. 

If you need more details, see the legislative requirements

Vehicle activation

Our team attends to all new vehicle applications within 24 hours.

Please revisit your vehicle application on the driver portal for any notes left by the Bolt team. You may be requested to provide a missing document.

A team member will also contact you via email or phone for further information to help you activate your vehicle. Please try to respond in a timely manner to fast-track your account activation.

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