Car Share


What is car share?

Car share is membership-based, pay as you go, alternative to car ownership. Local car share schemes now have over 4000 members who enjoy access to personal transport on an as-needs basis, making other journeys on foot, by bike and public transport. More information on car share services, including an interactive map of car share locations can be found on the City of Port Phillip website.

Following consultation, Council adopted the Car Share Policy 2016-2021. A summary of responses received during the consultation is below.


Next steps

Council is currently installing new car share locations to meet targets in the Car Share Policy. Where new locations are adjacent to private properties owners and occupiers are being consulted.


More information

What is car share?

Car share is membership-based, pay as you go, alternative to car ownership. Local car share schemes now have over 4000 members who enjoy access to personal transport on an as-needs basis, making other journeys on foot, by bike and public transport. More information on car share services, including an interactive map of car share locations can be found on the City of Port Phillip website.

Following consultation, Council adopted the Car Share Policy 2016-2021. A summary of responses received during the consultation is below.


Next steps

Council is currently installing new car share locations to meet targets in the Car Share Policy. Where new locations are adjacent to private properties owners and occupiers are being consulted.


More information


  • Summary of consultation

    13 days ago

    Consultation on the Draft Car Share Policy concluded on Friday 22 April 2016.

    Below is a summary of responses received:

    • 235 people completed the online survey
    • 43 new car share bay locations were suggested using an interactive map

    Key results from responses to the online survey

    Most people who completed the survey had never used car share (54%) with 37% currently using car share and 8.5% having used it but no longer using car share.

    Respondents said that the factors that would be most important if they were... Continue reading

    Consultation on the Draft Car Share Policy concluded on Friday 22 April 2016.

    Below is a summary of responses received:

    • 235 people completed the online survey
    • 43 new car share bay locations were suggested using an interactive map

    Key results from responses to the online survey

    Most people who completed the survey had never used car share (54%) with 37% currently using car share and 8.5% having used it but no longer using car share.

    Respondents said that the factors that would be most important if they were to use car share vehicle were: “Available when I want it” (20%), “Saving money” (15%) and “Easy to book” (12%).

    The location that would be most useful were: “Close to where I live “(51%); “Near a tram, train or bus stop” (14%) or “Close to where I work” (12%).

    In response to the question: "Why do you think Council should support car share?" the most popular response was “Decreases car ownership” with 27% of responses followed by “Helps the environment and decreases emissions” 24% of responses and “provides access to a car when I want it with 16.5%. “I don’t think Council should support car share” accounted for 3% of responses.

    Most people answered “Yes-I’ve seen the cars and know how it works” (70%) but there were still almost a third who said “Yes-I’ve seen the cars but don’t know how it works” (23%) or “No-I don’t know about car share” (7%).