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City of Port Phillip Car Share Policy 2016 - 2021

A Council Report recommending Council adopt a revised Car Share Policy 2016 – 2021 will be received. The report will include the results of consultation that was held from 7 March to 22 April.

Council will be considering this matter at the following Ordinary Council Meeting:

Date/time: Tuesday 26 July, commencing at 6 pm.
Venue: St Kilda Town Hall

The Council Report and attachments will be made available on Council’s website after noon on Friday 22 July. If you (or your representative) would like to make a verbal presentation at the Council meeting, please advise us through completing a Wish to Speak Form online. To ensure that your question is received, please submit it prior to 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting.

For any queries regarding addressing Council, please call ASSIST 9209 6777.

Car share: The alternative to car ownership

Don’t buy a car- share a car with your neighbours.

Car sharing has taken the world by storm and is operating in over 600 cities.

Car sharing members have access to cars on demand for rent either by the hour or by the day and have no parking hassles when they're finished.

The rental cost covers all expenses, including petrol, insurance, registration and maintenance. People who drive less that 5,000 km per year will likely find car sharing will save them money.

To calculate the cost of owning a car per year. Visit RACV.

Find out how simple car share is to use and its benefits.  

The City of Port Phillip is now home to over 100 car share vehicles provided by:

Some local residents make their own vehicles available for sharing through neighbour-to-neighbour car sharing platform Car Next Door.

Map of car share locations

See which car share is closest to you on the map of car share sites in Port Phillip.

Click on map image below for locations.

Car Share Locations Map

Why does Council support this? 

Every car share takes 7 to 10 cars off the road. Members of car share schemes reduce their car use by 50%.

Council’s vision is for a connected and liveable city where residents, visitors and workers can live and travel car free by improving the convenience, safety, accessibility and range of sustainable travel choices across our City.

In 2012 Council adopted the On-Street Car Share Policy.

How do I join?

For a full list of the locations available in Melbourne visit the Flexicar website.

Click to visit the Green Share Car website

For a full list of the locations available in Melbourne visit the Green Share Car website.

For a full list of the locations available in Melbourne visit the Go Get website.

Car Next Door website  

For a full list of locations available in Melbourne visit the Car Next Door website.

Contact Us or use eServices to ask a question, request information or give us feedback. Ask for a member of the Sustainable Transport Team.