Driving holidays

Access U.K. Holidays are pleased to offer car hire in the UK with both Hertz and Enterprise Car hire.

Please note that both companies offer a free 2nd driver and most fees and taxes. Hertz have the option to pick up or drop off your car hire at a ferry port if you are travelling to Ireland either from Wales or Scotland.

Please contact our office as rates may vary due to foreign exchange fluctuations.You only require an open Australian licence to drive in the U.K. or Ireland.

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Low Season
1 Apr ’12 – 30 Jun ’12
31 Aug ’12 – 31 Mar ’13
High Season
1 Jul – 30 Aug ’12

Daily rental rate includes: Unlimited miles, Free 2nd Driver, CDW, Third Party Insurance, Theft Protection, Vehicle Licence Fee, Premium location Fee, 24 hr Roadside assistance and VAT
Excludes:Fuel, Insurance excess between ₤ 550 – ₤1100.

Infant seat 8GBP per day maximum rental charge 56GBP

Hertz also offer depots at all domestic and international airports in the UK and many suburbs of London. Our office will be happy to suggest the nearest depot in greater
London for your collection or return.

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberystwyth
  • Aldershot
  • Anglesey
  • Barrow In Furness
  • Basingstoke
  • Bath
  • Bedford
  • Belfast
  • Birkenhead
  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Blandford Forum
  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Burnley
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Carterton
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Coventry
  • Croydon
  • Derby
  • Derry
  • Doncaster
  • Dover
  • East Midlands
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Fareham
  • Farnborough
  • Feltham
  • Fishguard
  • Fraserburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Gloucester
  • Grimsby
  • Guernsey
  • Guildford
  • Harlow
  • Helston
  • Hereford
  • High Wycombe
  • Holyhead
  • Hull
  • Ilchester
  • Inverness
  • Ipswich
  • Jersey
  • Kingston
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • Livingston
  • London
  • Lowestoft
  • Luton
  • Maidstone
  • Manchester
  • Middleton St. George
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Newquay
  • Northampton
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oldbury
  • Oxford
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Reading
  • Ronaldsway
  • Sheffield
  • Shipton Bellinger
  • Slough
  • Southampton
  • Stranraer
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Sunbury
  • Swansea
  • Swindon
  • Telford
  • Truro
  • Uxbridge
  • Warrington
  • Watford
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Worcester
  • York


In Central London the city has imposed a congestion charge that is payable daily, Monday to Friday (Saturday and Sundays are exempt) for each day that a vehicle moves within the defined zone. No charge is payable for vehicles if they are parked for a full days(s) within the zone.

Marble Arch, Kings Cross and Kennington are the only locations used by Access UK Holidays which fall within the Central London zone.

If you collect your car from these depots between Monday to Friday, our car rental company in the UK will add your first day’s Congestion Charge Fee to your rental agreement at the time you collect your vehicle.

All further days are payable by the renter. If you rent a vehicle outside the zone and wish to enter the central London zone (Monday-Friday) a charge will be payable via phone or internet as stated above. The daily charge is £8 and is payable either by phone on 0845 900 1234 or on http://www.cclondon.com/. There is a fixed penalty for non-payment.




Price includes Unlimited Kms, VAT, Damage Liability Waiver (DLW) with Excess, Premium Location Fee (PLF), Vehicle Licence Fee (VLF), Theft Protection (TLW), Road Fund License (RFL), Breakdown cover and No One way Fee for hires over 6 days.

Grace Period 29 minutes any hire returned after this time will incur an extra days charge.


1CAR1 Rent-A-Car requires that each customer provide a deposit before the start of a rental. This will be £150 for vehicles within Enterprise’s A-E classification, £250 for MPVS, £500 for premium cars.

The deposit is taken and released at the end of hire if no damage occurs.

Excluded costs

Excluded in the rental charge is Personal accident insurance, Deposits, Fuel, out of hour’s charges, optional extras such as Additional driver, child seats, GPS, and excess waiver.

Additional Services

Additional extras to the rental are arranged and payable locally at time of hire.

  • Child Seats

Child seats are not available for one way rentals they must return to the original location.

Child seats are £8.00 per day maximum of £56.00 per seat per rental payable locally on arrival and subject to availability.

Please provide child age at time of booking in the additional notes field.

Please note that for legal reasons, drivers are responsible for fitting all child seats.

  • GPS

GPS units are available at all Branches for £10 per day payable locally.

GPS is not available for one way rentals.

Subject to availability.

  • Insurance excess reduction: You have the option to reduce the excess on your hire vehicle at a cost of £10 per day. Payable locally.

*Please note: the excess cannot be reduced completely.

Damage Waiver

Damage Waiver coverage relieves the Customer from the full cost of the vehicle in the event of an accident (an excess of £600 – £1,000 depending on the vehicle will still apply).

Vehicle groups:

  • A to E – £600 excess
  • F-MPV and all vans – £750 excess
  • Premium Cars and 4X4s £1,000excess

This is not taken unless damage or accident occurs. A bond is taken on arrival for £150.00.


Excess Reduction

Excess protection can be purchased at time of hire from the local Branch for £10 per day.

Vehicle groups:

A to E: £600 excess – Reduces to £100 excess.

F-MPV and all vans: £750 excess Reduces to £250 excess.

Please note: excess cannot be reduce to 0.

One-Way Rental Charge

One-way rentals throughout the UK. For hires over 6 days one way fee is included in the Rental Cost. Hires fewer than 6 days will incur a standard charge of $24 per rental, pre paid in Australia. This charge will be added to the Rental Cost as time of booking or when vehicle is returned to another location than Prebooked.

AGE / Young Driver Fee

Age restrictions are: A to B – 23 and over, C and above – 25 and over, No upper Limit. All renters must be over the age of 25. However 23-24 year-old renters will pay a young driver surcharge of £10.50 per day and will be authorised to drive up to a Class B (or economy-size) vehicle. Payable locally.

FREE Pick up and Return

Free client collection from their locations back to the local depot.

Address must be provided at time of booking and clients are to call the local branch 60 mins before hires starts to confirm collection.

Enterprise rent-a-car also offer free client return once vehicle has been returned to the local depot.

Travel outside of the UK

Vehicles cannot currently travel from mainland UK into Europe or Ireland.

Documents and Identification

Drivers must be 25 years of age (23-24 subjects to terms) and must be able to produce the following documents:

*   Full current Driving licence Driving License (if UK License: both photo and counterpart)
*   Passport (utility bill for UK residents) as second form of identification.

*   Major Debit or Credit Card in the main driver’s name.

Extra Drivers must also produce full current licence and are subject to the above conditions.

Drivers Licence

Drivers must  produce a full, valid licence held for at least two years before the commencement of each rental. Provisional or Learners Licence are not accepted.

All International hirers from a non-EU country must provide a readable unexpired licence from their country of origin.

If the license is not in English, an international driving licence Permit must be provided along with your driving license from country of origin and must be backed up with a passport.

US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are exempt.

*Please note: It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has the appropriate driving licence.

No refunds will be given for rentals rejected due to incorrect licence.

Flight information

If arriving at an airport locations please provide flight details in case of delayed flights.


Fuel  full tank If the vehicle is returned with the same level of fuel as delivered, then there is no refuelling charge payable. If not, the cost of any fuel used to match the original level noted at the beginning of the rental, will be charged at pump prices plus 20%.
N.B. Fuel prices will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Car type / suitability

The vehicle type shown on your voucher is for guidance only and may be substituted for an alternative, similar or upgraded car (at no extra cost). If you are dissatisfied in any way with the standard of the car, you must advise us immediately in writing within 30 days of your return. The Company cannot accept liability where this procedure is not followed.

Cancellation and Amendments

All cancellations must be in writing within 7 days before commencing hire, Failure to do so will result in a “No Show” and no refund will be given.

Bookings cancelled less than 7 days are charged 1 day rental.

No shows are non refundable.

Pricing Fluctuations

Rental Charges are seasonal and may be subject to change without prior notice. All reservations received prior to a pricing change will be honoured at their original rate.

Traffic Offence Administration

If during the hire period a traffic offence is incurred and not declared to 1 CAR 1, the driver(s)’s will be charged a £25.00 administration fee for any information requested by the Issuing Authority and will remain liable to pay for all fines and charges. * The administration fee does not cover the traffic offence charges.

Congestion (Toll) Charges

Vehicles are not exempt from congestion charges within central London. Driving or parking in the congestion charging zone incurs a daily charge of £8.00, or £10 if the charge is paid after the charging day. This payment will allow you to enter, as many times as you wish that day.
Congestion Charging operates Mon-Fri 7.00am to 6.30pm ex. public holidays.
There are no toll booths; drivers must register the vehicle number plate with Transport of London.
Payments can be made either online at www.cclondon.com, by telephone on 0845 900 1234, by SMS text message, at self service machines, selected petrol stations, selected retail outlets, BT internet kiosks, or by post.

If the congestion charge is not paid by midnight the following charging day, enterprise will be sent a Penalty Charge Notice. Enterprise, by law MUST provide the name and address of the hirer of the vehicle when the contravention occurred.

PLEASE NOTE: The (PCN) Penalty Charge Notice WILL BE £100.00 as with parking penalties, this is reduced to £50 if payment is made within 14 days. Failure to pay the penalty charge within 28 days will result in the penalty being increased to £150.

If Enterprise is sent a penalty notice from Transport for London, THERE WILL BE A CHARGE OF £25 to the client. This is a standard administration fee charged to all customers in these circumstances. Enterprise process the £25 on the renter’s credit card. The signature on a rental contract gives full authorisation for applicable credit card charges to be processed by Enterprise Rent-A-Car for all Traffic Violations incurred during the rental.
More information about congestion charging can be found by calling Transport for London on 0845 900 1234 or by visiting the web site at www.cclondon.com.

Breakdown Procedure

In the unlikely event of a vehicle suffering mechanical breakdown during office hours, customers should contact the relevant breakdown recovery company.

The contact number will be found on the Rental Agreement. Contact should also be made with the nearest depot location by calling 0870 350 3000.

The employee will then provide advice to the customer and ensure that a replacement vehicle is dispatched as soon as possible.
In the event of a mechanical breakdown occurring, out of normal office hours customers should contact the breakdown recovery company. The contact number can be found on the Rental Agreement.

If the vehicle is unable to be repaired quickly, then the recovery company can:
• Take the customer to their final destination if Recovery Plus is in place.
• Contact their control and establish if the customer qualifies for a 48-hour
replacement vehicle under the terms of the contract agreed between the
manufacturer, 1 CAR 1, and the recovery company.
To obtain breakdown assistance whilst using an Enterprise vehicle abroad (prior notice required), the customer will need to call one of the following numbers:
00 800 42 43 44 or 04 72 17 12 03 in France, and/or
00 33 472 17 12 03 from any other European mainland location.
The person calling will also need to provide the following information:
• That Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the owner of the vehicle
• The Make, Model and Registration Number of the vehicle
• The Fleet Europe Membership Number’ which is

Procedure in the Event of a Motor Incident

In the unfortunate event that an Enterprise Rent-A-Car vehicle is involved in an accident during office hours, customers should contact the breakdown recovery company.

The contact number can be found on the Rental Agreement. Contact should also be made with the nearest Enterprise Rent-A-Car location by calling 0870 350 3000.
The Employee will then establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and advise the customer further.
In the event of an accident occurring out of normal office hours, the customer should contact the breakdown recovery company.

The contact number can be found on the Rental Agreement. The recovery company is responsible for making provisions to ensure the customer is taken to their final destination.

The vehicle will then be taken to the nearest recommended repairer.


If you have a problem during you rental, please inform us immediately so that we can endeavour to put things right. 1car1 will not hold themselves responsible for the non-performance of anything that is beyond their control or when they are not notified of a problem at the point when remedial action can be taken. In the unlikely event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the time, you should write to our Customer Services Department within 30 days of the issue arising.

You can also email any issues to sales@1car1.com.au or call +61 (0) 290371366.

If you fail to take any of these steps this will hinder our ability to put any problem right and/or investigate it fully and any right you may have to receive compensation will be reduced or completely invalidated.

General conditions
All bookings by our clients are subject to our terms and conditions as detailed on the Rental Agreement. No other terms, conditions and warranties, expressed or implied by law, custom and course of dealing shall form part of any contract between 1car1 and our clients except for those terms implied by law whose application is mandatory. The client acknowledges that in making a booking with 1car1 it does so only on the basis of the material contained in this document. All other statements or representations made by 1car1, its employees, or agents are of no effect unless confirmed by us to the client in writing. You should satisfy yourself that you understand and agree to its terms and conditions as you will be subject to, and must comply with these terms. 1car1 reserves the right to levy any government increase in GST that may be introduced after the production of this document. 1car1 liability to the client for any loss, damage, injury or accident whatsoever, whether arising out of negligence, breach of contract or any other cause shall not exceed $2000 or twice the invoiced price of rental of the vehicle concerned (whichever is greater) provided that nothing in this clause shall limit 1car1liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. 1car1 will not be held responsible for anyone driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, causing wilful damage, off road driving or driving without due care and attention. The client will indemnify 1car1 against this in respect of such claims this list is not exclusive.