To lower the barriers to registration and reduce the upfront costs of becoming a Bolt driver-partner, Bolt will pay upfront for inspections done via Redbook Inspect.
Bolt recovers this upfront payment, which explains why some drivers may notice a negative account balance or deduction after completing their first trip. The total amount deducted will differ depending on what documents were paid for by Bolt.
What documents will Bolt pay for on the driver's behalf during the registration process?
Bolt will pay for vehicle safety checks ($44.00) on the applicant's behalf before recovering the costs from applicants once they start driving. Once you've submitted your application, unique links will be sent to you directly to book in your inspection.
Other required documents such as the Online Driving Record and Criminal Background Check are not included but can be obtained instantly online from your MyServiceNSW account.
How does Bolt recover the cost of these documents?
Once drivers complete their first trip, the costs of the above documents will be charged to the driver via a deduction to their account balance. The fee will be included in your commission deduction and appear as a Fee (Initial fee) on your account statement.
If you have any questions regarding unusual charges to your account, you can reach out to our 24/7 Support Team.