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Here’s Where Australia’s Best (and Worst) Uber Riders Live


When was the last time you checked your Uber rating? Were you shocked? Perhaps you were pleasantly surprised? Whatever the rating, it’s no secret that Uber ratings are now an unavoidable part of life – a reflection of who one is, truly (not to sound dramatic, but hey, it can reveal a lot in this day and age). And that’s exactly why we’re pretty excited about the news that the Uber Ratings Ranking is back, dishing out all the hot goss on where the highest-rated riders live. Without further ado, let’s find out how your city stacks up against your state and the rest of Australia.

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Average Rider Rating Per State | Image: Uber

The city-by-city rider rating ranking caused quite a stir last year, so this year we’re once again sitting on the edge of our seats. So… the most highly-rated Aussie city over the past year based on the average rider ratings in each region with an average rating of 4.89 stars is… Newcastle! Taking out the title for the second year in a row, it’s safe to say that bragging rights are well-deserved here.

Second (or equal first really) is Cairns with an average 4.89 rating and then Wollongong with a 4.88 average. Also, it turns out the Northern Territory is a pretty friendly place, claiming the title of the best overall state with a 4.84 rating. In terms of the state you maybe want to consider avoiding for fear of a few unfriendly run-ins, Brisbane holds the title of the lowest average rider rating in metro areas with a 4.82 average rating.

If you don’t like being thrown in with the rest of the state, average Australian rider ratings have also come in with 4.82 out of 5 stars being the average rating – so, are you above or below average?

Average Rider Rating Per State

  1. Northern Territory – 4.84
  2. New South Wales – 4.84
  3. Queensland – 4.84
  4. Tasmania – 4.83
  5. South Australia – 4.82
  6. National average 4.82
  7. Australian Capital Territory – 4.81
  8. Victoria – 4.80
  9. Western Australia – 4.79

Average Rider Rating in Metro Areas

  1. Newcastle, NSW – 4.89
  2. Cairns, QLD – 4.89
  3. Wollongong, NSW – 4.88
  4. Gold Coast, QLD – 4.87
  5. Sunshine Coast, QLD – 4.86
  6. Darwin, NT – 4.84
  7. Hobart, TAS – 4.84
  8. Sydney, NSW – 4.83
  9. Geelong, VIC – 4.83
  10. Adelaide, SA – 4.82
  11. Launceston, TAS – 4.82
  12. Brisbane, QLD – 4.82
  13. National average 4.82
  14. Canberra, ACT – 4.81
  15. Melbourne, VIC – 4.80
  16. Perth, WA – 4.79

How To Find Your Personal Rider Rating

  1. In the settings menu, tap privacy and then Privacy Centre
  2. In the Privacy Centre, swipe to the right and click on the “would you like to see a summary of how you use Uber” tile
  3. Scroll down to the ‘browse your data’ section and tap on ‘View my ratings’ to see the breakdown

While a good start is not vomiting on the Uber ride home after a night out, there are some extra things you can do to get some brownie points. Don’t overdo it with the small talk (your Uber driver may not be in the mood for a d&m). Make sure you arrive on time, ask how they are and be polite if they strike up a convo, take your rubbish, and just be generally respectful.

Whether you’re on a mission to achieve a 5-star rating, or you’re just here to learn a bit about Australia’s friendliest places, you can read more information about Uber’s two-way rating system via the link below.

Visit Uber

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