This consultation is closed.

In September and October 2018 we asked for your thoughts on car sharing and more than 320 people participated in our survey.

At a Council Meeting on 16 July 2019 our Car Share Policy 2019-2024 was adopted.

Check out our Car Share Policy 2019-2024

About car sharing in Yarra

Sustainable methods of transport like public transport, cycling and walking are readily available in Yarra. However for the times when a car is necessary, car sharing is a cost effective alternative to owning a car.

There is currently 3 car share providers operating in Yarra, and we’re looking to expand the number of parking spaces dedicated to car share vehicles.

We’ve developed a policy to guide how and where car share spaces will be made available, and also rules for how car share providers can operate in Yarra.

What is car sharing?

Car share schemes are operated by private car share companies, who provide access to a fleet of cars which are parked on the street and in some private car parks (such as apartment blocks or businesses).

Local residents and businesses can become members of a car share scheme, and use the cars for short periods for a fee.

What are the benefits of car sharing?

Car sharing is a cost effective alternative to owning a car, especially in inner city areas. It can also supplement the need for more than 1 car in a household.

Research shows that one car share vehicle can replace between 7-10 privately owned vehicles, which reduces congestion and demand for on street car parking.

Read more about the benefits of car sharing.