About Us

Current owner Mark followed in in his father Mick’s footsteps, whose extensive history as a 50-year veteran and one of Grafton’s go-to mechanics built a reputation for quality repairs for the whole Austin family. Becoming an apprentice at Southside Motor Land in South Grafton back in 1982, Mark then turned to working with Mid City Ford as a head used car mechanic and NRMA driver. After short periods with various dealerships in Sydney, he went on to join the Australian Army, working on all manner of vehicles from 4x4s to Leopard 1 main battle tanks.

In 1992 he returned to Grafton and opened Austin’s Mechanical Repairs, first in Through Street then moving to his own location in Wharf Street. With over 35 years of experience repairing a broad variety of vehicles, Mark takes pride in taking young mechanics under his wing as apprentices, including his own sons Thomas and Chris.

To find out more about our business, or to book your vehicle in for repairs, talk to one of our friendly staff today!