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New South Wales: Ridesharing is illegal

30 Apr, 2014

Australia’s biggest state by population declares that ridesharing apps contravene the Passenger Transport Act. Uber has been testing Uber X in Sydney for a few weeks at the time of the announcement. State transport department:

The law is clear and has not changed: if a NSW driver is taking paying members of the public as passengers, the driver and the vehicle must operate in accordance with the Passenger Transport Act