Melbourne has a very good public transport network but there are times when you need a car to get around especially after you have just relocated. Guess what? There are car-sharing programs in Melbourne. If you decide to live within Melbourne CBD or the outlying suburbs, you might find having a car useful. They are Green Share Car, GoGet, FlexiCar and Car Next Door. You pay a membership fee, book a time when you need to use the car and then pay by the hour.
You May Want to Have a Car in the First Week of Relocating
Obviously if you choose to have Finders Keepers look for your home and you move in on the day you arrive, you’d want to start filling your fridge and pantry up with groceries and cleaning products. You’ll also want to get a bucket, a mop and probably a hot water kettle. All these will be bulky and even if you are muscled up with steroids, these will be inconvenient and awkward to carry.
Car Sharing – Having a Car without the Ongoing Cost
The good thing about car sharing is that you don’t have to pay insurance premiums, refilling the gas/petrol tank and a parking space. You also don’t have to pay for registration fees. You only pay for the hour you take the car. Depending on which company you choose, you may or may not have to pay a monthly or annual fee.
You Can Use Your Membership in Other Australian Cities
If you join GoGet, you can use your membership in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney as well. Car Next Door and Green Share Car are available in Sydney. FlexiCar only services Melbourne but their network is comparably vast because they were the first company to offer the car sharing program.