It was a fun Friday 13th for the Paint & Panel team as we announced the winners of the 2020 Bodyshop Awards via Livestream. We had over 85 Zoom watch parties and 257 Livesteam watchers on the website - giving us a conservative audience of around 800 viewers. Far more than we could have had for a sit down dinner (we’re looking for a bright side here). 

Thank you for all the great feedback we have had about the event - it was great to be able to Zoom in to chat to watchers and winners and Finishline’s happy dance was the highlight of my night. 

A huge thank you again to all of our award sponsors. It was great to have James Frape of  Compass announce the NSW winners, Stephen Brett of Axalta Coatings announce the Axalta Business Excellence Award winner - both our Platinum sponsors and Steve O’Brien from iBodyshop our Gold sponsor announce the Victorian winners. Another thank you to my co-hosts and fellow award judges Steve Lozenkovski and Neil Powell for all of the time and effort they have put in. Lastly thank to our event company Two De Force who put the Livestream together - you can still watch it if you press the Livestream section on the website.

Without further ado, these are the 2020 Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards winners - congratulations to you all. If you head on over to our YouTube Channel you'll find we have begun uploading some of the videos of the winning shops.


Best new shop

Callaghans Collision Centre


Best Boutique shop

 Fix Auto Wollongong


Best Medium Shop

Exclusive Bodywerks

Best Large shop

Parramatta Smash Repairs




Best New Shop

IQ Bodyshop



Best Boutique Shop 

M1 Autobody


Best Medium Shop

DSI Panels Croydon

Best Large Shop

5 Star Panels


Best New Shop

ASR Collision Specialists

Best Boutique Shop

Bissells Paint & Panel

Best Medium Shop

Drive Accident Solutions

Best Large Shop

Gabba Collision Repair Specialist



Western Australia 

Best New Shop

Bowra Panel & Paint

Best Large Shop 

Fletchers Smash Repairs


South Australia 

Best New Shop

Finishline Autobody Repairs

Best Boutique Shop

Eblen Collision Repairs

Best Large Shop SA/NT

Autocare Panel Works NT

Best New Dealer Shop - Sponsored by Glasurit 

Autohaus Prestige, Sydney, NSW

Best Dealer Shop - Sponsored by Glasurit 

MBQ Autobody, Salisbury, QLD

Best Country Repairer - Sponsored by MTAA

Simmos Smash Repairs, Byron Bay, NSW

Best Corporate Shop - Sponsored by Lowbake

Repairhub Banyo

Best MSO - Sponsored by ACM Parts

Western General Bodyworks, VIC


Best Heavy Vehicle Repairer - Sponsored by City Hino

Royans Bayswater North, VIC



Axalta Business Excellence Award

Damage Control Accident Centre, WA

Training & Development Award - Sponsored by Planning Plus

L&M Smash Repairs NSW

Operational Excellence - Sponsored by Car Craft

Essendon Panels VIC

Digital Excellence - Sponsored by AkzoNobel

Flow Autobody, QLD


Innovation Award - Sponsored by Norton/Saint Gobain

Car Craft Group - Advanced Automotive Calibration

Young Achiever Award - Sponsored by HAMR

Omid Amir, RPM SA

Rising Star - Sponsored by Parts Check

Dacoda Endacott, Leven Smash Repairs, NSW




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