About Northern Star Truck & Trailer Repairs

Specialist smash repair and repainting for trucks, cranes, machinery and fleets

Northern Star Smash Repairs is the leading truck, crane, boat and machinery smash repair specialist on Brisbane’s Northside.

With over 25 years of experience in smash repairs and industrial painting, we provide fast, quality-assured service for private customers and fleets, including insurance work.

Our company is divided into two main areas: smash repairs and painting. For more information on our individual smash repair services, please follow the links below.

Committed to efficient, transparent and affordable smash repair

When your vehicle is off the road or job site, it’s costing you money.

Waiting for repairs to be completed can be a costly and frustrating experience, so to help keep you informed, we now offer a free online progress checker that lets you know exactly where your job is at.

For an instant photo update on how your repair is going, simply type in your vehicle’s registration or serial number into the box below!

25 years of specialist industry experience

  • Manufacturer accredited repairer
  • Accredited Member AHVRA
  • Accredited Member MTA Queensland
  • Proactive customer support
  • Custom repair and painting to your specifications

Northern Star Smash Repairs is owned and operated by Tony Bancroft, who has over 25 years of experience repairing and repainting all types of heavy vehicles and machinery, from bull bars to b doubles.

Tony started his career at one of the smash repair industry’s most respected workshops, where for 14 years he learnt the skills and techniques required to deliver fast, reliable service and long-lasting results. He also spent several years working on the Australian Army’s fleet of Land Rovers.

Tony established Northern Star to meet the growing need for industrial crane overhauls and painting in the mid-2000s, growing the business to 15 staff in a few short years. During this time, he and Northern Star became known for being one of Queensland’s premier Terex crane and truck specialists.

Today, Northern Star Smash Repairs continues to be recognised as one of Queensland’s leaders in repairs and painting for heavy, industrial, commercial and leisure vehicles, with a long list of loyal clients from Brisbane to Western Queensland and the top end.

Easy access, large-capacity facilities – we do the big stuff!

Northern Star’s workshop site features one of Brisbane’s largest and easiest-access facilities, with two 19m drying booths and two 16m preparation booths.

Our on-site equipment includes:

  • DuPont Fleetline colour matching system
  • Latest computerised electronic paint matching technology
  • Colour matching charts
  • 2 x 19m gas-heated truck baking ovens
  • 2 x 16m air extraction preparation bays
  • Infra red heating system
  • Dust-free extraction equipment
  • HVLP Spray Guns
  • Modern air-fed spray hoods

Conveniently located away from the main road, and with a ½ acre for parking and manoeuvring, Northern Star is the repair shop of choice for large vehicle drivers.

Chassis Straightening

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Panel Beating


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Spray Painting


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Free Truck Repair Quote

Are you looking to have your truck or trailer repaired or restored?

Do you have an insurance claim and are looking for a professional and quality repairer?

Please fill in our free repair quote request form and we will respond to you with a competitive quote.

Free Quote Request

To discuss your truck or trailer repair call:

1300 866 900