Ride sharing company Uber announced today they will be arriving in Shepparton from December this year.
Moving into 15 new cities across regional Australia, Victorians in Horsham, Warrnambool and The Surf Coast will all now have access.
Based on experiences from the company's other regional ventures Shepparton was selected due to a high demand and to complement existing transport options.
Uber head of cities Natalie Malligan said the company is looking forward to rolling out ridesharing to more region cities.
“We’re excited to bring ridesharing to some of Victoria’s regional areas, providing another safe and affordable option for locals to get around.”
“This also presents a great opportunity for members of the community who want to sign up to earn some extra money, while maintaining flexibility. With Uber, you can choose to drive when it suits you, and we hope this will be a welcome option for many.”
"In our experience in other cities, we expect the app will be busiest on weekends and during major events."
More than 3.8 million Aussies use the Uber app regularly to share rides.