RACV Car Share launched in the heart of Melbourne

RACV has launched a new Car Share service in response to the evolving mobility needs of Melbournians.

Inner city residents, business people and visitors to our city will now have easy access to a new Car Share service located in the heart of Melbourne.

The innovative service is a joint venture between RACV and Thrifty. Care Share will be based at the RACV City Club in Bourke Street and cars will be available 24 hours, seven days a week.

RACV Manager Public Transport and Mobility, Thanuja Gunatillake said the rapid population growth in inner Melbourne and related higher density living meant that many inner-city residents were moving away from owning their own car.

“For many people who live and work in inner Melbourne, owning a car is becoming prohibitive because of limited residential parking options and the associated steep parking costs.”

Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that inner Melbourne was one of the fastest growing statistical areas between June 2014 and June 2015, up by three per cent to 602,000 inner city residents.[1]

Data from Melbourne City Council shows that on an average weekday in 2014, approximately 854,000 people (residents, commuters and visitors) travelled to, or were present in the Melbourne City Council area.2

“The new Car Share service is part of RACV’s vision to support Melbourne’s changing motoring and mobility needs and give our members, residents, commuters and visitors a cost effective and environmentally friendly transport option.”

“Users of RACV Car Share pay a competitive hourly rate, with unlimited kilometres and fuel included; and our vehicles are smart and eco-friendly,” Ms Gunatillake said.  

Bookings for Car Share can be made on line and managed through a personal mobile device. To find out more, visit racvcarshare.com.au.


Attached: RACV Car Share pricing

RACV Car Spare powered by Thrifty

RACV Car Spare powered by Thrifty


Joining fee


Monthly membership fee


Prius hourly rate


Prius daily rate


1Australian Bureau of Statistics - www.abs.gov.au

2Melbourne City Council

Written by Lynette Keogh, RACV Public Affairs, 9790 2572
September 14, 2016