The App to try this month.
It's a phone app that has it's own network of private drivers that operate in all cities all over the world. That includes Melb and Sydney and probably coming to other Australian capital cities throughout the year.
Why use Uber?
When you open the app, it finds your location. You type in your destination and you automatically get a quote for the fare. You can then track the vehicle that is coming to pick you up. The drivers generally have nicer cars than your standard taxi. Your credit card will be automatically charged and you are then email a receipt.
Best of all the pricing is not that far different to your standard Taxi.
You gotta love the internet for that!!