Autobody repair shops owned by dealer groups have a different business model to independently owned shops which is why this is a stand alone category. All the same judging criteria apply which can be found on the awards landing page.

It's hard to beat a shiny, brand new shop, so this year if there is a new dealer shop that is standout, we will have another award for an already established business.

Award sponsor Glasurit said: "Glasurit is honored to sponsor the ‘Best Dealer Owned Shop Award’ for the annual Australian Paint & Panel awards. Acknowledging dealer owned shops with this award is a privilege, showcasing their commitment to providing premium solutions and a unique customer experience. With approvals granted by more than 50 carmakers, Glasurit is proud to partner with the best dealer owned shops across the globe."

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How the nomination process works

Anyone from the repair industry (such as paint and equipment suppliers, insurers, customers etc) can nominate a shop for any of our award categories or you can self-nominate.

Each nomination is considered on its own merits - it doesn't matter whether it has been nominated multiple times or just once.

How do I know if my shop has been nominated?

You will receive an email informing you and this will give you the choice of being involved in the awards or opting out.

How do I know if my business is in the running?

You will be notified if your shop is selected for judging after the nominations have closed and someone will phone to arrange a time for this.

What does the judging involve?

The judges visit your shop at a prearranged time, the owner or manager shows the judges around, the judges take photographs and video and the process should take no longer than 40 minutes.

The judges only have two days in each state and try to see as many shops as possible and as such are inflexible on dates and times. We will publish the exact dates for judging in each state shortly, these will range from June to July and possibly the beginning of August. Keep you eye on the e-newsletters each Monday for awards updates. (If you don’t receive the e-newsletter you can sign up for free on the homepage.)

We may ask you to fill in a simple Survey Monkey form to give us some information about the business before we visit.

Previous winners

2020 Zagame Autobody 

2019 Macarthur Prestige Body Shop

2018 Peter Kittle Collision

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