An Uber driver has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a Melbourne woman.

A Melbourne Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 26-year-old female passenger earlier this year.

The 40-year-old from Pakenham was arrested in mid-October but he was released soon after, according to The Age.

Today he was charged on summons with sexual assault for the alleged attack which took place in Melbourne’s south east on July 17.

The woman caught the Uber from Berwick shortly after 1.30am.

The driver was blocked from accessing the ride sharing app immediately after the allegations were raised and Uber have been helping police with the investigation.

“There is no place for the type of behaviour described and our thoughts are with the woman and her family,” the company said in a statement released to AAP.

“We removed the driver’s access to the platform as soon as we became aware of these allegations.”