Australian Motor Body
Repairers Association (AMBRA)
A National Industry Sector Committee of the Motor Trades Association of Australia
  • COVID 19

    COVID 19

    MTAA members are providing updates to their members on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including information about occupational health and safety, workplace relations and other important information. In addition, each state government and the commonwealth government are providing assistance packages to help businesses.

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    Essential Services

    The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) regards the automotive supply chain as essential services defined by Part 1, Section 4, Clause 1, (l) - Essential Services Act 1988 (NSW); Section 3,Clause (a), (b) and (g) - Essential Services Act 1958 (Victoria); Section 2, Interpretation - Essential Services Act 1981 (SA) and companion legislation where it exists in other jurisdictions.

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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
  • Business Assistance

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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