The Eurobodalla Shire has its first Uber service almost nine years after the company came to Australia's shores.
Nick Peters launched the service on September 2 as a way to make money while his main business (wedding photography) took a big COVID-induced pause.
Mr Peters and his wife Anita moved to Batemans Bay from Albury last December in search of a better climate.
"I'm a wedding photographer, my wife is a dietician," he said.
"We came over just before Christmas, but with the lockdowns I've had a lot of weddings postponed to next year, so I'm really up for these 'gig businesses' at the moment.
"I really enjoy being able to get out and earn a bit of money on the side."
Nine months after their big move, Mr Peters said his young family was loving their new home.
"Albury wasn't for us after a few years, and we really loved the coastal lifestyle, so we thought we'd get over here before the house prices got horrendously high," he said.
"We managed to get a block of land, and we're really glad to have moved - we love it here, it's great for us."
Mr Peters has had a few customers over his first week, predominantly young people.
"It's predominantly people between 18 and 30 so far," he said.
"They're all used to using apps and paying for things online, but it'd be cool if we could get some older people involved as well.
"Most of the trips have been between Batemans Bay and other townships, like the Bay to Malua Bay, or the Bay to Mogo.
"I'd probably go anywhere within reason - I'd be happy to go to Narooma or Bermagui, or Ulladulla in the north, but I'd imagine they'd be rare because it's expensive to go that far."
This is the first time Mr Peters has driven an Uber, and said it was quite a process to be approved.
"You need to go through a number of checks to get online," he said.
"You've got appointments you need to be ticked off, I needed a separate roadworthy to the one I got with my registration, and I needed to have a doctor's approval for my diabetes.
"It's nothing like a food delivery service where usually all you do is send them insurance and your license and you're good to go."
A Facebook for the Uber service was started in August, and Mr Peters said he was expecting some headaches from local taxi drivers.
"I haven't had anything negative at all thus far," he said.
"I was expecting a little bit of negativity with the Facebook page, especially considering how quiet everything is at the moment.
"People are stuck indoors and just aren't going out.
"We can also only take one person at a time unless they're from the same family, and we always have the back window open to get fresh air through the car."