Mum's Taxi

$10,311 of $300,000 goal

Raised by 179 people in 30 months

This new Australian ridesharing company will provide safer transport for women and children, and help women who are looking for safe and flexible work.

Hi, I'm George. I'm a single mum with four standard teenagers.   

Like many people who get divorced, we lost the family home. But no matter how hard I worked, I couldn't earn enough to get the bank to give me a home loan to buy another one.  I have four casual jobs and was about to take on a fifth.

I went to drive for Uber and registered. Twice. And chickened out. I wanted to drive for a women’s only service and decided, like bringing in the washing, that the only way this could happen was if I did it myself. So I brought in the washing and registered the company.

Welcome to Mum’s Taxi.

Ladies, let’s roll…

Are we there yet? Well, so far I’ve put all my resources into designing and developing the app which is coming along swimmingly. The service will start off in Sydney, Australia because it's legal there – but as soon as we’re up and running, we’ll be working on going national. The more dollars we have the sooner we can come to you!

Only 12% of rideshare drivers are women, even though women make up the majority of the casual part-time workforce.

This app will be a gamechanger. It'll improve women's lives as earners, carers and social butterflies.

A parent can place the app onto a child’s phone. If the child wants to go home he, (if he’s 14 or younger), or she, can send a message via the app and the account holder, i.e. the parents, will receive an SMS to approve the fare. A GPS tracker will tell the parents exactly where their child is. This means parents can have kids taken to appointments, afterschool activities or birthday parties without having to be on the road all day themselves.

The app can also assist taking older women to appointments. Our drivers can accompany the passenger to a doctor’s appointment or to the hairdresser and contact the account holder to reassure them the passenger is home safe.

And of course this service will help women see friends and family, enjoy a night on the town or get to and from work with peace of mind.

Your financial support will provide critical funds. Your donations will enable me to recruit and scrutinise Mum’s Taxi drivers, establish a drivers centre in Sydney, and further test and retest our technology so it’s user-friendly and 100% roadworthy when we are set to launch in October 2016.

I'm a comedian, broadcaster, writer and teacher. I've been my son's Aussie rules football coach, my daughter's basketball coach, a member of kinder committees, primary school councils and high school councils. I like getting things done but I know you can't do it alone.

If this is an idea you'd like to support I'd be very very grateful.

Once we are national, 1% of every fare will go to a charity that improves the lives of women and children.

If you’re interested in being a Mum’s Taxi driver or rider in Sydney we’d love to hear from you!

You can email us at mumstaxiridesharing@gmail.com - there’s no need to send any personal information at this stage. We’ll contact you once we start recruiting our wonderful drivers and keep you in the loop about our progress.

You can also visit us on Facebook  and Twitter 





P.S You don't have to have had kids to drive for Mum's Taxi  ;-)
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Please give yourselves a big hug from me! And please share the link. The red tape and data requirements in NSW is rather overwhelming and very expensive but I'm not going to give up. Thanks so much. I don't care how many obstacles get thrown in my way...women deserve and need this service.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6edTstNLwo

Even hitting it in New Zealand!

Still fighting obstacles obtaining data, costly data, to get approval for our right to start work in Sydney. Any help would be great.
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We are currently waiting to hear if we have been granted an exemption under the anti discrimination act in NSW to offer a women's only rideshare service. I'm very confident that we will be successful.
In the meantime to register your interest as a driver simply go to www.mumtaxi.com.au
I'll keep you posted. x
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We've had 100 women register their details at www.mumtaxi.com.au and we are SO excited. If you know anyone who is keen to sign up send them our way.
Thanks for sharing the link, thanks for the messages of support and thank you for the donations.
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Lorel Quick Robinson
30 months ago
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Awesome idea, my hubby who is professional chauffeur heard you and suggested I find out more. I'm in Melbourne would love to drive you down here.

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Caterina Severino
21 months ago
1
1

Great idea very interested in finding out more, I live in Central Coast. Would love to drive up here.

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Sonya Saunders
26 months ago
1
1

How wonderful to have female taxi drivers. I was sexually assaulted by a male taxi driver back in 1972. I was terrified. When I managed to pull myself out of the car he chased me and it was my screaming that caused him to go back to his car and drive off. I never reported it out of fear. Sad to see this is still a big problem with some male taxi drivers. I've avoided taxi travel since. How wonderful it would be for women of all ages to feel safe when catching a taxi.

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Kerrie Catterall
27 months ago
1
1

Im down in Melbourne and currently driving for Uber. Hope to drive for you when you start here.

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Andrea Lewis
27 months ago
1
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Hi What a brilliant support for women, the young and elderly. I love what you stand for, and the donation caps it off. I am on the road in a current job , but would love to drive for you when you are operating in Melbourne..roll on !

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Barb Martin
29 months ago
1
1

Good morning,,, I am very interested in driving for mums taxi also,, have current wwc, dc, and heavy vehicle license,, thanks,, Barb Martin

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Jenny Clear-Boucher
30 months ago
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I am in Melbourne I would be interested in driving for you .. My son has disabilities and we don't feel comfortable using people we don't know This is a great idea to support people like him as well

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Ashley Rees
30 months ago
1
1

Love this idea!! I'd considered driving for uber but my partner doesn't like the idea, because you don't know who would get in the car. Can't wait to see it happen

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Helen Cunningham
30 months ago
1
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Hi, I'm in Melbourne if you come here let me know. I have a 15 yr old son and would luv to protect him and others on the road especially at nite. Great idea!

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Heather Moors
30 months ago
1
1

I love this. Please advise when you are rolling out in Melbourne and I will certainly join as a driver. Good luck with the funding. Go George!

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Kate Hocking
30 months ago
1
1

Your donation page is not working

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Vonda Mathers
30 months ago

What a great concept...absolutely love it. I could see this working really well in regional cities as well.

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Nikky Fontana
30 months ago

I would happily drive the older people I see at work around.Our small town has TWO taxis which often means a hour wait for them.Sometimes staff members have driven some older people home due to the wait.Bit strapped this fortnight but I will be back next fortnight to donate.

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Marianne Thomson
30 months ago

I saw this in the leader today & wanted to message Georgie to give my support & congrats on a brilliant idea. Good old Facebook has it sorted. 3 kids is hard enough to get around, even with a partner!

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Michelle Baird
23 months ago
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Would love this to happen, for my vision Impaired daughter and her friends, also wouldn't mind doing a bit of safe driving myself. I am a software developer if you need some help.

LB
$25
Lisa Butler
23 months ago
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What a great idea. Happy to support you and hope to see you and your drivers on the road soon.

DT
$10
Donna Talbot
25 months ago
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As one of the few female ride-sharing drivers in Melbourne, I know how much this type of service is needed for female users and female drivers and I've heard stories along the way from women regarding sexual assaults and safety issues in taxis etc so it's no surprise that they find it very refreshing and a relief to drive with a female driver. This service will help women in general on so many levels... the car riders and the drivers! Pay the drivers well please! Thank you! All the best! :)

$10
Anonymous
26 months ago
MH
$10
Meryl Hill
26 months ago

Love George, love this idea, love to help - go girls

GL
$100
G Lowndes
27 months ago
1
1

Yeah. Go chicks. I love this. I will use it for sure. I hope we can get chicks driving who struggle to get other employment for various reasons. Imagine a taxi service for our kids, that we know is safe!!!! Seriously just imagine how this could help us as Mums when we are desperate for a last minute pick up.

MO
$100
Melissa Officer
27 months ago
1
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Go George!

$20
Anonymous
27 months ago
$100
Heath Sampson
27 months ago
1
1

Brilliant work George. Here's to creating a safer alternative for the women and children in our lives.

Lorel Quick Robinson
30 months ago
2
2

Awesome idea, my hubby who is professional chauffeur heard you and suggested I find out more. I'm in Melbourne would love to drive you down here.

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Caterina Severino
21 months ago
1
1

Great idea very interested in finding out more, I live in Central Coast. Would love to drive up here.

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Sonya Saunders
26 months ago
1
1

How wonderful to have female taxi drivers. I was sexually assaulted by a male taxi driver back in 1972. I was terrified. When I managed to pull myself out of the car he chased me and it was my screaming that caused him to go back to his car and drive off. I never reported it out of fear. Sad to see this is still a big problem with some male taxi drivers. I've avoided taxi travel since. How wonderful it would be for women of all ages to feel safe when catching a taxi.

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Kerrie Catterall
27 months ago
1
1

Im down in Melbourne and currently driving for Uber. Hope to drive for you when you start here.

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Andrea Lewis
27 months ago
1
1

Hi What a brilliant support for women, the young and elderly. I love what you stand for, and the donation caps it off. I am on the road in a current job , but would love to drive for you when you are operating in Melbourne..roll on !

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Barb Martin
29 months ago
1
1

Good morning,,, I am very interested in driving for mums taxi also,, have current wwc, dc, and heavy vehicle license,, thanks,, Barb Martin

+ Read More
Jenny Clear-Boucher
30 months ago
1
1

I am in Melbourne I would be interested in driving for you .. My son has disabilities and we don't feel comfortable using people we don't know This is a great idea to support people like him as well

+ Read More
Ashley Rees
30 months ago
1
1

Love this idea!! I'd considered driving for uber but my partner doesn't like the idea, because you don't know who would get in the car. Can't wait to see it happen

+ Read More
Helen Cunningham
30 months ago
1
1

Hi, I'm in Melbourne if you come here let me know. I have a 15 yr old son and would luv to protect him and others on the road especially at nite. Great idea!

+ Read More
Heather Moors
30 months ago
1
1

I love this. Please advise when you are rolling out in Melbourne and I will certainly join as a driver. Good luck with the funding. Go George!

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Kate Hocking
30 months ago
1
1

Your donation page is not working

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Vonda Mathers
30 months ago

What a great concept...absolutely love it. I could see this working really well in regional cities as well.

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Nikky Fontana
30 months ago

I would happily drive the older people I see at work around.Our small town has TWO taxis which often means a hour wait for them.Sometimes staff members have driven some older people home due to the wait.Bit strapped this fortnight but I will be back next fortnight to donate.

+ Read More
Marianne Thomson
30 months ago

I saw this in the leader today & wanted to message Georgie to give my support & congrats on a brilliant idea. Good old Facebook has it sorted. 3 kids is hard enough to get around, even with a partner!

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