• Best Country Repairer Award won by  Gary Presnell Bodyworks, TAS, presented by Tod Sarina Chairman AMBRA on behalf of MTAA.
    Best Country Repairer Award won by Gary Presnell Bodyworks, TAS, presented by Tod Sarina Chairman AMBRA on behalf of MTAA.

With judges travelling across country to visit smash repair shops all over Australia, it's near impossible to travel to regional areas to scope out talent – that's why we ask all country repairer nominees to submit a video up to 6 minutes long that showcases your business. We have been so impressed with the videos sent to us over the last five years, there are clearly a great deal of stunning country repair businesses. However, sadly, there can only be one winner. If you've made a video before but didn't win, feel free to send it in again, or perhaps use it as a base for this year's awards.

As with all of our awards you can be nominated for self-nominate. We will be sending out reminders about when the entries close periodically.

Country Repairer award is proudly sponsored by Motor Trades Association of Australia. Nominations close on 21 May. Videos must be submitted for judging by 1 August 2020.

You can find previous winners' videos by searching on our YouTube page. This award is proudly sponsored by the MTAA.

How do I get the video to you?
You can upload your video to Youtube and send us a link or send us the file via dropbox, Hightail etc or send the video in on a memory stick to Paint & Panel, 17-21 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. If you are emailing the link please use the email address: awards@paintandpanel.com.au and make the subject Country Repairers Award.

The video should present the operations of your repair shop, including customer reception area, offices, estimating area, parts storage and workshop – as well as demonstrating workflow where possible. Training, OH&S and sustainable initiatives should also be mentioned as well as any other areas that you think makes your business stand out. See the criteria for best shop in the Awards Information section.

You are a regional repairer if your shop is not located within 80km of:

Gold Coast-Tweed

What happens if I win?
You will be flown to the Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards dinner in Melbourne on 13 November 2020 to receive your award and be profiled in the the November issue of the magazine. As well as the physical award to display in your reception area, you will receive a winner's logo to display on your website and in your marketing material.

Previous winners

2019 Gary Presnell Bodyworks, TAS

2018 Caars Smash Repairs, VIC

2017 Ken Morely Smash Repairs, NSW

2016 McCarthy Panel Works, QLD

2015 Fleurieu Crash Repairs, SA


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