Expert Smash Repairs and Panel Beating in Prahran

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South Melbourne Smash Repairs: Your Trusted Car Repairer near Prahran

At South Melbourne Smash Repairs, we offer expert smash repairs and panel beating services conveniently located near Prahran.

We cater to customers living in the area or those who have had an accident nearby.

Our team of experienced panel beaters and technicians uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to get your vehicle back on the road quickly and safely.

What We Stand For

Simply said, quality is what we stand for.

This is the fundamental guiding principles for which we stand and attribute to the success of our business.

By repairing each vehicle to its pre-accident condition in accordance with manufacturer requirements, we strive to be the greatest panel repair company in the industry.

Committed to Quality and Customer Satisfaction

South Melbourne Smash Repairs has a long-standing commitment to providing top-quality panel-beating services while prioritising customer satisfaction.

Our clients deserve the best, which is why we strive to deliver safe, reliable, and exceptional service to each and every one of them.


  • Nullifying Impact Damage
  • Painting
  • Repairs
  • Insurance Claims Assistance
  • Fast and Efficient Smash Repairs in Prahran

Car accidents can be a hassle, but South Melbourne Smash Repairs is here to help.

Our expert team works quickly and efficiently to ensure your vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition in no time.

Based on 200 reviews
David Aughton
David Aughton
Very happy with the quality of repairs to my vehicle. Glad I had choice of repairer in my insurance policy.
Gabby Amos
Gabby Amos
Both of the Phils from South Melbourne Smash Repairs were unbelievably helpful during the process of having my car assessed for repairs. They were incredibly helpful, thorough, and generous with their time and the quality of their service is unrivalled. I came because of the positive google reviews and now I wouldn't go anywhere else! Being a single female, in a new town, with no mechanical knowledge I was concerned that I'd be taken advantage of or treated poorly - but I could not have felt more supported and taken care of during this process. I'm so grateful for the team and their care and attention to detail. Couldn't recommend them more!!
Ric Lansell
Ric Lansell
they were very good.
Olivia Galea
Olivia Galea
Had a perfect experience w South Melbourne Smash Repairs! Car fixed quickly and hire car in the meantime was very convenient. Phil and his team were also extremely helpful in regards to dealing w other party post car incident which made a stressful experience very easy and stress free!!
Kim Willis
Kim Willis
To the wonderful team at South Melbourne Smash Repairs a heartfelt thank you. I was completely out of my depth in dealing with my Insurance company. The Dynamic Duo of Phil and Phil at South Melbourne Smash Repairs sorted everything for me. I am so grateful and now have my car back as good as new. They did a spectacular job and I am so grateful. Thank you to the whole team. Kim Willis
Péter Ivanov
Péter Ivanov
They have organised for everything beforehand, and their service included legal representation, too. All I had to do was to drop off my damaged car at their shop, provide the contact details of the other person who was involved in the accident, sit into the loan car, and I was on my way. Phillip kept me updated about the progress of the repair every week, until my car was ready to pick up. The quality of their work was outstanding, and the guys at the shop were amazing to deal with, especially Phillip. Highly recommended.
Trang L
Trang L
Repeat customer with recommendations from family. our cars looks good as new with no issues during the repair process. Both Phil’s are great to deal with.
I’m extremely pleased with Phil and his team at South Melbourne Smash Repairs. They have been very prompt, professional and reassuring throughout the process of what would have been a very stressful experience for me without their vast knowledge and quality services. I would highly recommend their services and I’m very satisfied with the end result. Thanks again Phil and Team!
yi wang
yi wang
Excellent service, very helpful, and extremely professional. Highly recommended.

Insurance Claim Assistance

Dealing with insurance companies after a car accident can be a daunting task.

Our team at South Melbourne Smash Repairs is experienced in handling insurance claims and can help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you.

Why choose us?

  • Experienced panel beaters and technicians
  • State-of-the-art equipment and repair techniques
  • Conveniently located near Prahran
  • Commitment to quality and customer satisfaction
  • Book an appointment or call for a quote today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do smash repairs work?

Smash repairs involve assessing and repairing the damage caused by an accident or collision to a vehicle’s body and structure.

At South Melbourne Smash Repairs, we provide expert panel beating and collision repair services using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.

Do you work with insurance companies?

Yes, we work with insurance companies and offer insurance claim assistance to make the process as stress-free as possible for our customers.

Our experienced team can help guide you through the claims process and ensure you receive a fair settlement.

How long will it take to repair my vehicle?

The time it takes to repair your vehicle depends on the extent of the damage and the type of repair needed.

Our team will provide you with an estimated completion time once we have assessed the damage.

Keep in mind that delays may also be caused by negotiations with other parties or insurance companies and parts availability

Do you offer a guarantee on your repairs?

Yes, we offer a guarantee on our repairs.

Our team uses only genuine components where possible and required and our experienced technicians deliver high-quality workmanship, ensuring that your vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition.

Can you repair all types of vehicles?

We can repair all types of vehicles, from sedans to SUVs.

Our team has the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to handle any repair job, no matter how big or small.

We are also well-known for our ability to repair classic cars and prestige, luxury vehicles.

Can I get a free quote for the repair cost?

While a formal quote is not free at South Melbourne Smash Repairs, we may provide a verbal estimate depending on the damage.

Providing an accurate quote requires a thorough inspection of the vehicle from all angles, including checking for internal damage that may not be visible.

This process is time-consuming and complex, but it ensures that all potential issues are identified and properly assessed.

Our estimate Fee is determined on a case by case scenario and charged out by the time taken multiplied by our hourly rate.

Please note this fee may be recoverable as you may require our expert opinion to substantiate your loss.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept multiple payment methods, including credit cards, cash, and cheques.

Our team will discuss payment options with you during the repair process.

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, you can call us on 03 9690 6806, Or send us an email to

For speediest response format your subject line as follows:

Clients surname/company name – vehicle –Rego – At fault /Not at fault – claim number if have

In the email body please provide



Incident Date:

Insurance Claim Reference:

Damage Details: eg Damage Whilst Driven / Third Party Failed Right of Way.

Images required.

  1. Full 3/4 view of vehicle from the front.
  2. Full 3/4 view of vehicle from the rear on opposite side.
  3. Rear view showing number plate. 4. Identifying badges (GLi, TDi, etc)
  4. VIN number from body
  5. Interior view (Transmission type, etc)
  6. Odometer from dash
  7. Compliance plate (Build date).
  8. Wide shot of damage area.
  9. Close up of damage and parts required.


Should you have any questions regarding this request, please do not hesitate to contact us on 9690 6806

What are your operating hours?

Our operating hours are Monday through Friday during business hours.

We are closed on weekends, public holidays, and over the Christmas and New Year period.

For more information, please call us on 03 9690 6806.

Can I drop off my vehicle after hours?

If you have pre-arranged with the friendly team at South Melbourne Smash Repairs, you may be able to drop off your vehicle after hours.

How do I track the progress of my repairs?

Our team will provide regular updates on the progress of your repairs.

Our management typically calls clients with vehicles in the shop on Wednesdays to provide weekly updates.

If anything urgently requires your attention, we will be in touch as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

If you require any of our services please contact us

About us

South Melbourne Smash Repairs originated in 1982 and is located in Market Street, South Melbourne. At present the business is owned in Partnership between Phillip Galea (Qualified Panel Beater) and Phil Bartolo (Qualified Spray Painter).

Both Partners have extensive experience and knowledge in the automotive repair industry. South Melbourne Smash Repairs has experienced considerable growth over the years and despite this has maintained an absolute dedication to quality standards and has strengthened it’s reputation for re-manufacturing vehicles back to their pre-accident condition.

Booking information

To book your car in for repairs, simply call us on 03 9690 6806.

Once you contact South Melbourne Smash Repairs, we will take end to end responsibility of the entire repair process from delivery to pick up.

To assist with the booking process, if possible have at hand the following information:

  • Vehicle owners details
  • Vehicle insurance details
  • The details of the vehicle, including rego, make, model, VIN and speedo
  • Details of the other party, if any

If you don’t have all the details we’ll help you through it.

Send us a message

Call for help now! (03) 9690 6806