Quality repairs on time.


about us.

Carrum Downs Accident Repair Centre (CDARC) is the result of a culmination of over 30 years experience gained by its proprietor, Craig Gipp.

Craig commenced a panel beating apprenticeship in the early 80’s, followed by a three year spell in the Australian Army.  After establishing his own panel shop and operating it for a number of years, he made a change and took on a role as a vehicle assessor for All States Auto (AAMI).  Most recently, he has been operating a successful business in expert automotive colour matching and spray painting. This vast array of know-how gained in the accident repair industry has enabled Craig to understand all the various aspects of the trade and has equipped him with the necessary tools to confidently deliver a superior service to our customers.


our values

At Carrum Downs Accident Repair Centre, we produce “QUALITY REPAIRS ON TIME”.

Friendly, professional and qualified staff

Immediate service, No book in for quotes
Secure premises with monitored alarm system
also expert in hail and malicious damage


We Are

A brand new repair facility with state of the art equipment and experienced tradespeople. A family owned and operated business with more than 30 years in the industry.

Already a recommended repairer for the Suncorp Group of insurance companies, being achieved in record time based on our quality of repairs, expertise and top quality customer service.  These companies include:-

  • Toyota Insurance
  • AAMI
  • GIO
  • APIA
  • Bingle
  • Vero
  • Just Cars

Also on the list as a preferred repairer for:-

  • Allianz
  • RACV
  • Wesfarmers
  • QBE
  • Budget Direct
  • Real Insurance
  • Fleetcare and all other major insurance and fleet companies.

Conveniently located only minutes from the Eastlink and the soon to be opened Peninsula Link, allowing maximum accessibility from the eastern, south eastern and southern areas of Melbourne.

Committed to making what is often a stressful experience (being involved in an accident and the inconvenience of being without you car), as easy as possible with the best possible outcome, for you and your car.


Contact us

We understand your requirement and provide quality works.
Business details

ACN 151 349 656 ABN 32 151 349 656

Email us



8 Lakewood Boulevard, Carrum Downs VIC 3201 Australia

Tel 03 9708 2323