By Thomas Stephens

Today we announced our official launch in Melbourne, Australia. While we’ve spent the last six years building our business in North America, we are excited by the opportunity to extend our vision to a brand new continent for the first time and connect the incredible restaurants, Dashers, and people of the vibrant, diverse Melbourne food scene.

Spending even a day in Melbourne makes it easy to see why it’s called the most livable city in the world. You can inhale the seaside air of Mornington, where sandy beaches reside less than an hours drive south of the heart of the city, have your breath taken away at the “G”, Melbourne’s largest Footy stadium, and stumble into a laneway café for the best flat white you’ve ever had, all in one afternoon. At DoorDash, we want to make more of those experiences possible. More opportunities for merchants means more great hidden away cafés. More opportunities to earn means more family trips to the shores of Mornington. More ways to get the restaurants you crave means more time to do the things you love.

Over the past few months we’ve worked hard to bring the best possible experience to Melbourne. We’ve already added thousands of restaurants to our platform, partnering with national favorites including Nando’s, Salsa’s, Boost Juice, and Betty’s Burgers, and Melburnian neighborhood hot spots like Laneway Greens, 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar, Bluebag Fresh, +39 pizzeria, Hecho en Mexico, and Misschu. From the CBD to the furthest outer suburb, we’re adding new partners across Melbourne every day to ensure we offer every neighborhood the restaurant selection it should expect. No matter where you live, we aspire to make finding your favorite restaurant for pickup or delivery a problem of yesterday.

In celebration of our entry into Melbourne, DoorDash will offer $0 delivery fees in Melbourne on orders greater than $10 for the first 30 days. We will also offer a “30 or $30” promotion for new customers, so that if your food doesn’t arrive within 30 minutes, we’ll send you a voucher for $30 off your next order. Now, all there is to do is find your favorite restaurant, your favorite spot on the couch, and dig in.

We’re thrilled to offer Melburnian residents unprecedented access to the restaurants they love and look forward to expanding throughout the suburbs of Melbourne, its surrounding regional cities, and Australia broadly through the end of 2019 and into 2020. Stay tuned for where we head next!