Uber is planning to bring back ride-sharing in Australia

Uber is preparing to roll out its uberPOOL service in Australia with the aim of reducing the amount of time it takes for passengers to find their way around the country.

Uber, which was launched in Sydney in October, is also looking to extend the service to Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra.

It is planning a trial period of 12 weeks in Perth, with a planned rollout to Brisbane and Sydney in late 2018.

Uber will bring the service back into Australia from 2019.

It is the latest in a series of announcements by the company in Australia, which has raised more than $200 million to date from investors including the US investment group Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

“Australia is an emerging market, so we will need to invest aggressively and take the right steps in the right direction,” Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick said.

Uber is seeking to bring in about 10,000 drivers in Australia during its trial period, with drivers from all over the country expected to sign up.

The service is expected to be a low-cost option, which is good for the industry, Mr Kalanik said.