Do I have the right to choose my repairer?

Yes, you have the right to choose your repairer. If your insurance company is reputable they will be a signatory to the Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct.  It is against the Code for your insurance company to dictate where you get your car fixed.  To view the legislation, click on the link below:

Motor Vehicle Insurance And Repair Industry Code Of Conduct – commencing 1 January 2016