Articles / Our Experts

Return Of The O'Brien Best Of Australia Competition

15 February 2022

Return Of The O’Brien Best Of Australia Competition

Here at O'Brien®, we pride ourselves on providing our team of expert technicians with extensive training and world-class tools and technology, to deliver the highest level of service to our customers.

So, what better way to challenge our technicians than to put them to the ultimate test? To become the Best of Australia, with a chance to compete internationally with the best in their field!

And now finally, after two long years of waiting, the Best of Australia competition is back in 2022!

What is the Best of Australia competition?

This competition gives six expert O'Brien® automotive technicians from around the country the opportunity to claim the title of Best in Australia and go on to represent their country at the Best of Belron event in Barcelona, Spain at the end of June.

About the Best of Belron

The Best of Belron is a bi-annual event held across the Belron Group to find the best technician worldwide that specialises in using Belron’s repair and replacement processes, known as the “Belron Way of Fitting”. The finalist for each country is decided through a national competition held by each member of the Belron Group, with the winners going on to compete in the international round against 30 other nations.

Unfortunately, the arrival of COVID-19 saw the Best of Belron 2020 event put on hold, meaning the six O'Brien® Best of Australia finalists were unable to compete at the time to determine who among them would take out the top spot and represent Australia overseas.

However, with a few tweaks and changes, the competition is back again this year, with various COVID-safe measures in place and a panel of on-site and remote judges to help us deliver an event that everyone can enjoy, and ultimately, crown the O'Brien® Best of Australia winner for 2020.

The regional finalists

The Best of Australia competition will take place over two days, from the 15th-16th Feb, with the winner to be announced on the 17th Feb.

We’re pleased to re-introduce our regional finalists:

Jake Kulikovskis (O'Brien® AutoGlass Moorebank, NSW)

Brett Black (O'Brien® AutoGlass Braeside, VIC)

Brenden Grech (O'Brien® AutoGlass Smeaton Grange, NSW)

Phil Cole (O'Brien® AutoGlass Osborne Park, WA)

Bengt Stayte (O'Brien® AutoGlass Townsville, QLD)

Luke Passfield (O'Brien® AutoGlass Rutherford, NSW)

With the help of some pretty cool hi-tech equipment and comprehensive planning, the competition will be held remotely this year for the first time. Multi-site judging across each region will be made possible through the wearing of RealWear Headsets by on-site judges, with each having the ability to communicate with a second, central judge in a remote location to ensure continuity across the board. O'Brien staff across the country can also watch on and cheer the finalists via a live zoom link as well.

Each finalist will compete in their home region, having already won their respective regional events back in 2020. They must successfully complete three challenges around windscreen repair, side window replacement and windscreen replacement. Each of these challenges enables the finalists to showcase their extensive technical knowledge and their outstanding customer service skills along the way.

This event is made possible due to Belron’s 42-step process for Windscreen Replacement, as well as their trademarked tools such as the ART Chip tool and the 1-Tek tool, that O'Brien® and Belron technicians across the world use every day. In fact, the competition is a highly competitive and respected challenge amongst technicians, giving them the chance to demonstrate their skills and commitment to world-class service.

The O'Brien® Best of Australia event also highlights our strong commitment to ongoing training and expertise throughout our organisation. We understand that our success is only due to the success and dedication of our expert technicians and staff, and this ongoing commitment is a testament to the quality of service that O'Brien® provides to its customers across Australia.

We wish all our finalists the very best of luck for this weeks competition, and we look forward to announcing you to the winner Best of Australia competition in a few days’ time.

Want to join the fun and be part of one of Australia’s most iconic companies? O'Brien® is always on the hunt for talented people who are looking to start a cracking career with us. To kick-start your next career, visit


Do you have broken glass?
Call us now on 1800 059 829

For emergency glass repair or replacement in your home or business, speak to one of our experts. We'll discuss options, costs and appointment times.

We'd love to help you, but unfortunately cannot assist with:

  • Cook tops or oven doors
  • Refrigerator glass
  • Light and lamp shades
  • Spectacle repairs
  • Phone or tablet screens
  • Curved glass or tanks
Your details
Get expert help

Are you sure you want to leave?

Exiting this page will clear your answers.

Thank you for your enquiry with O'Brien.

Sorry, there was an issue saving your booking.

Please try again later.

We are sorry, but that service isn't currently available in your local area.

Not available

To find out if there is an alternative O'Brien® AutoGlass Branch or O'Brien® Authorised Dealer within reasonable travelling distance, please go to our O'Brien® Locations page and enter your suburb to check.


Thank you. You will be notified when we are able to service your request.


Thank you for choosing O'Brien!


You’ll hear from us shortly about your task, and we’re looking forward to getting you booked in with one of our experts as soon possible.

Please note O'Brien ® and Laser Plumbing & Electrical have joined forces, so you may be contacted by an O'Brien or Laser electrical/plumbing expert.

I'm done

Thank you for registering your details with O'Brien.


We will be in touch when we have availability in your area. Thank you.

I'm done

Where do you need the work done?

How soon do you need the work done?


Is your plumbing job an emergency?

Click here to find your nearest O’Brien plumbing branch

If you’re making contact after hours your message may not be seen until the next business day, so we recommend you make contact directly with your local plumbing branch by phone so we can get to you quickly.


Is your electrical job an emergency?

Click here to find your nearest O’Brien electrical branch

If you’re making contact after hours your message may not be seen until the next business day, so we recommend you make contact directly with your local electrical branch by phone so we can get to you quickly.

Would you like mobile or branch service?

Street address

First name

Last name

Mobile number

Email address

Vehicle registration

Vehicle registration state

Type of damage

Preferred payment method

Is there anything further you'd like to tell us about your task? (optional)

By clicking submit you confirm that you have read and accept the O'Brien® Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.