Media Release: Carsharing gains momentum in Manningham

12 Mar 2024
Resilient Environment

Residents will continue holding the key to carsharing in Manningham, as more people seek the alternative transport option.

Following a successful 18-month trial in Doncaster Hill and Tullamore Estate, Manningham Council and GoGet agreed to extend their carsharing trial to July 2025.

Carsharing offers individuals the opportunity to access vehicles on demand for short periods of time – with fuel, insurance, registration and maintenance all covered.

Manningham Mayor Cr Carli Lange said she is pleased to see residents benefiting from using car share, while also contributing to improved community outcomes.

“Carsharing can deliver significant health, economic, environmental and community benefits,” Cr Lange said.

“It’s one of the ways we’re working to improve our transport network and provide more sustainable, cost-effective options for our community.

With people driving less and owning fewer cars, we’ll continue to see reduced traffic congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and on-street parking demand,” she said.

Since the trial launched in November 2022:

  • GoGet membership increased by 30% in Manningham to almost 600 members.
  • 200+ metres of street parking freed-up
  • 118.25 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided in 2023
  • 458,000km of private vehicle travel prevented

The most important factors for Manningham residents choosing to join GoGet is to access the wide range of vehicle types. They are also relying on the service to make trips that are inconvenient by other transport modes.

In response to GoGet’s Annual Personal Survey 2023, a Manningham resident said: “Car share availability was excellent for afterhours activities which would have been more difficult through hire car services.”

This initiative has been identified and guided by Council’s Liveable City Strategy 2040, Transport Action Plan 2021 and Doncaster Hill Modeshift Plan 2014.

The extended trial does not preclude other car share companies from operating within Manningham, including peer-to-peer services.

For more information on the GoGet carsharing trial and to view vehicle locations, visit