Ride sharing allows backpackers to save money and meet fellow backpackers. In this article I discuss some of the places you can advertise lift offers or requests.
You can post your lift requests or offers on the numerous Australian backpacker Facebook pages that exist. Here are just some of the pages you may want to look at:
All of Australia
New South Wales
Byron Bay Backpackers Traveller (not the same as link above)
You can go to the Ride Share and Travel partners section on GumTree.
Select ‘Ride Share & Travel Partners’
You can refine your search, so GumTree only gives you results fromm particular locations
The Magic Bus
I found The Magic Bus via GumTree. The company is run by Jacob Nolan, himself and the other drivers take backpackers along the South and West Coast of Australia. I went from Melbourne to Perth with himself and sixteen other backpackers.
The company focuses on the journey, rather than getting to point B. Throughout the journey you will visit numerous national parks and play lots of drinking games on the bus and at the campsites.
There are a range of websites dedicated to ride sharing such as: