Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

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Driving Miss Daisy provides a unique business opportunity for compassionate, caring people who want to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable members of society while enjoying the freedom of running their own business.

As our population ages rapidly, the physically and cognitively challenged are facing more insolation than ever before. Driving Miss Daisy empowers its clients, young or old, to live more independent lives while providing a social connection to the community.

The international Driving Miss Daisy network has been operating successfully for some15 years. It commenced back in 2008, when Driving Miss Daisy founder Melanie Harper started driving her Aunt Trish to appointments in Havelock North, New Zealand. Trish no longer drove herself and she enjoyed the companionship of Melanie driving her to appointments

Melanie soon realised that there were many other people like her Aunt Trish who would love to have a companion driver they could trust. She launched the Driving Miss Daisy service and went on to build a flourishing brand in New Zealand, Australia and the UK that has now provided close on 2 million companion journeys to the elderly, people living with disabilities and children.

Here in Australia, Driving Miss Daisy under the direction of two highly respected franchise professionals in Stanley Zets and Alan Branch Today, we have franchises operating in many areas of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Conberra with new franchises opening regularly across Australia.

Our companion driving service offers passengers safe, friendly assistance for their daily needs – pick up and return. Peace of mind every time.

At the core of our company, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with a safe, friendly and reliable companion driving service.

  • INTEGRITY - To be open, honest and trustworthy, acting with the utmost integrity at all times.
  • EMPATHY - To provide a caring, considerate and respectful environment, compassionate to all.
  • PROFESSIONALISM - To be reliable, smart, accurate and appealing in every way.
  • SAFETY - The care and safety of everyone will be paramount around everything we do.
  • FUN - To brighten up the day, by always incorporating laughter, cheerfulness, enthusiasm and positivity.

Whether it’s a trip to the doctor, going to the hairdresser, a drive to the beach, helping with the shopping or even taking a pet to the vet, Driving Miss Daisy is there – with love and care. We are “Family when family cannot be there".

Why Us

Driving Miss Daisy is a Unique Social Enterprise that offers inter alia:
  • Love your job
  • Help your community
  • Enjoy a comfortable income
  • Good return on investment
  • Low entry cost
  • Low overheads
  • Work from home
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to grow with additional cars
  • Build an asset you can sell

Other key franchise features:

  • Each of our Daisy Franchisees have the desire to make a difference in their community while building their own business.
  • Our franchises are an opportunity for people to own and operate a small business within the community in which they live.
  • Driving Miss Daisy provides guidance, training and support through our franchise system and highly experienced franchise experts.
  • Our core focus is helping people to enjoy life to the full.
  • We support clients in their day to day activities and encourage them to get out and about wherever and whenever possible.
  • We aim to make a positive difference to our clients' lives and it is essential that our Daisy Franchisees share this vision.
  • Our Daisy Franchisees are passionate about building their businesses whilst enjoying the rewards of offering a valued service to the local community.
  • We share our business model and vision with you.
  • We offer a wide range of quality digital and traditional marketing tools and collateral.
  • Each Daisy Franchisee is supported and guided through the established business systems.
  • Our Daisy Franchisees connect regularly to share their ideas and successes providing a truly collaborative and supportive community for new franchise owners.

As your franchisor, we’re there for you; just as you’re there for your clients.

As a Driving Miss Daisy Franchisee, you will be providing a life-changing service. The demand for our service continues to grow along with the special needs of children, the ageing population, and those living with disabilities.

The Package

The Initial Franchise Fee for a NEW franchise is from $30,000 + GST. You need to also purchase your Daisy vehicle: a mid-size SUV. The complete details are available on application. Each vehicle will have the distinct Daisy decals and be customised for passenger comfort and enjoyment.

The initial franchise fee provides you with:

  • Our Franchise Training Program
  • Business support
  • An established international brand
  • Comprehensive business systems
  • Detailed marketing including tools, collateral and social media
  • Comprehensive training and operation manuals
  • Step by step business set up process
  • Well recognised and respected national brand
  • Mentorship
  • System and technology upgrades
  • Support with marketing material, software and research on new trends and benefits
  • Established quality and high standards of excellence
  • Full Police checks for all Daisy Franchisees and Drivers

Our franchisee training programme includes:

  • Operating and managing a Driving Miss Daisy franchise
  • Passenger services
  • Business management
  • Driver recruitment/training
  • Health & Safety systems
  • Sales and marketing tools
  • How to grow your business
  • Bookkeeping and accounting
  • Compliance and reporting

Your Next Steps:

Submit your expression of interest today to start your Driving Miss Daisy journey.

How it worksThe Road to Becoming a Driving Miss Daisy Franchisee

If you want to take the next step and become a Driving Miss Daisy franchisee, our selective process is as follows:
  1. Register your interest by filling out the Inquiry Form
  2. Arrange a preliminary conversation
  3. Complete a Confidentiality Deed and Application Form
  4. Have a mutual discussion and interview
  5. We send you franchise documentation for you to take advice
  6. Resolve all questions and answers – legal & other
  7. Pay a deposit to secure your Franchise Territory while you complete your Due Diligence
  8. We provide an agreed Franchise Agreement for you and your advisors
  9. Franchise agreement is signed; training and business set up begins.


Driving Miss Daisy franchises are available Australia wide. Each franchise area comprises one or more postal codes. Secure your local area now.

Set yourself on the road to success today, request free information about this rewarding franchise opportunity below.

Driving Miss Daisy Financial Data
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Minimum Investment
  • Franchise fee from $30,000 plus GST
  • Vehicle from $25,000 depending on choice of vehicle
  • Other start up collateral, services, goods and products from $12,500
Total Investment
FROM $67,500 + GST
Driving Miss Daisy Testimonials
I recently needed assistance in transporting my Dad from Wollongong to Lake Conjola and returning him home on the same day for my sister’s wedding. I approached Bethany of the Driving Miss Daisy Wollongong Central for help. Bethany was an amazing individual and was so attentive to looking after my elderly Dad for the day. She was extremely thoughtful, caring and just couldn’t do enough for my Dad and our family on the day. Initially after making a booking with her, she called back and offered to come and meet with my Dad before the day he needed to be driven to the wedding, so that he would be comfortable and have a familiar face when she came to collect him. Bethany also rang a couple of days prior to the wedding and offered to be a back up for us whilst she was on site, to help where ever needed. She held jackets, umbrella’s, took pictures and video’s of the wedding party and was there at the ready when Dad just needed support and assistance when we couldn’t. When our Dad was ready to be driven home, Bethany got Dad home and then made sure we were notified he had gotten home and was settled. Bethany was like a breath of fresh air in what is usually a rather stressful event, and we all felt so amazed and comforted that Dad was in such great care. I would have no hesitation with working with Bethany again or recommending her to anyone else requiring Driving Miss Daisy services.
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Thank you so much Bethany and Adam from Driving Miss Daisy Wollongong. You truly are amazing. Honestly as a mother of a special needs son I can’t recommend this company highly enough. “While I was away for 3 weeks, they picked up my son and transported him safely to and from work. Not only were they professional and punctual, they treated my son with the utmost respect and made my son feel very comfortable with their warm and caring manner. When they arrived, they helped him to put the dog outside and lock up the house. They even helped him put our bins out before he left for work on garbage collection day.
I highly recommend using the local companion driver support services of Driving Miss Daisy, Manly! From my initial contact, I messaged Andrew and he got back to me straight away! I was very impressed with the professionalism, timely and reliable, and comfortable service they provide. It is far more than just a driver service, Andrew was incredibly mindful of my mobility issues due to early onset Parkinson's disease, and very happy to accommodate my requirements through NDIS to assist me to my plethora of medical appointments, shopping, taking me to my outdoor exercise physiology class! And the car is super cute! Thanks so much Andrew for Driving Miss Daisy around!
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I started using Driving Miss Daisy Nelson Bay in November 2021 and have now used this business on a very regular basis. Andrew, Julie and the team do a wonderful job taking away the stress of driving and parking. It's very easy to pre-book transport for appointments or outings. They open the door for easy access, provide assistance with seat belts and are always on time. It's a wonderful service and I highly recommend them.
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“Mark was polite, friendly, on time, a safe driver and wonderfully helpful when I needed special assistance to catch an early morning flight. He made a challenging situation doable. Thank you.”
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Franchise fee from $30,000 plus GST; Vehicle from $25,000; Other start up collateral from $12,500
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