Australian Motor Body
Repairers Association (AMBRA)
A National Industry Sector Committee of the Motor Trades Association of Australia
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  • New cost calculator to determine the real costs of motor body repair businesses

    New cost calculator to determine the real costs of motor body repair businesses

    30 January 2018, the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Limited and its affiliated organisation, the Australian Motor Body Repairers Association (AMBRA), launched a new cost calculator tool to assist motor body repair businesses transparently identify their costs and a charge out hourly rate for their business.

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  • Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry

    Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry

    The Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry (MVIRI) Code of Conduct provides the outline of the industry’s strategy. The MVIRI Code of Conduct is voluntary and applies to insurers, repairers and repair representative organisations that are signatories to the Code.

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  • Real time, Real Money

    Real time, Real Money

    Real Time Real Money (RTRM) is a system initiated by MTAA and its state and territory members on behalf of the body repair industry in an effort to move away from funny time funny money.

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  • National Shop Grading Program

    National Shop Grading Program

    The national shop grading is a program designed 'for the industry by the industry’ to provide a minimum standard amongst repairers. The industry now has a clear direction on levels of achievement required in Work Health Safety, Environmental, Training and Equipment.

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Welcome to the Australian Motor Body
Repairers Association (AMBRA)

A National Industry Sector Committee of the Motor Trades Association of Australia
The Australian Motor Body Repairers sector is an important part of the Australian retail motor trades, the nation's largest small business sector and is responsible for the professional repair of vehicles to manufacturer's specifications and in accordance with required laws and regulations.
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The Australian Motor Body Repair Association sits within the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) structure and is represented by the follow State and Territory MTAs and ACCs.

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Tools to assist motor body repairers to protect their business.

MTAA and AMBRA have released the following tools to assist independent motor body repair businesses that are under increasing pressure from vertical and horizontal integration of the supply chain and the increasing influence of insurance companies.

  • Consumer Complaint Form for potential poor behaviours experienced by consumers at a body repair business
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Code of Conduct Indemnity Form
  • New Cost Calculator to determine the real hourly rate for motor body repair businesses when conducting repair work (and guidelines for its use)

Please follow links in Business Assistance section above to access these tools.

Each year the MTAA receives numerous concerns and cases from motor body repair business members about the behaviours of suppliers, insurers, other motor body repair businesses, and key stakeholders including State and Federal Government regulations and policy.

These concerns are many and varied and can include: contract disagreements, operations or behaviours of parties with whom the motor body repair business has a relationship, the impact of government policies and regulations, consumer choice and complaints, misuse of market power, contractual arrangements, accessing repair information, and Franchising Code of Conduct matters.

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