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Recent Auto Locksmith reviews in East Melbourne

Hei is a real pro and knows his stuff ... I will definitely use Jamie again ...

Carpenter to install entry door


Lovely lady! Got the job done.

Remove two snapped keys from car door locks


Great work, had all the tools. completed the job very well

Fix two doors in the car


Fantastic service and job done. Calvin went the extra mile to ensure the job was completed as requested. Would definitely recommend and work with him again. Very happy

Installing a video cam doorbell with auto lock


Damon went above and beyond to rectify my problem. Nice guy. Will definitely contact again if I ever need panel beating work.

Panel beater - car door catches when opening


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What do auto locksmith services include?

When you book an auto locksmith through Airtasker, you can expect to work with someone who can help you with matters related to your car keys and locks. So before you panic over locking your keys in the boot, a broken key fob, or a key that’s stuck in the ignition, request a nearby car key locksmith through our platform. 

The following is a list of what you can typically expect an auto locksmith to cover:

Unlocking a car without the keys

If you’ve accidentally locked your keys in your car or misplaced them, a Tasker will use a variety of methods to open your car without damaging it. These include using a slim jim, wedges, Japanese Tool, or Auto Buster. 

If the keys are in the trunk, getting your keys back may be as simple as using the manual boot release or techniques that can temporarily override your trunk’s security (at least, long enough for you to get the keys). 

Key duplication or replacement

A local auto locksmith usually offers these services as well. When you request key duplication, they’ll use an existing key (preferably the original) and cut a duplicate. If you’re using a transponder key or smart key, this step may be followed by a bit of programming. These keys are designed to “respond” to the technology in your car.  

As for the key replacement, this may take a bit longer, depending on the type of car and car key you have. 

Fob replacement & transponder programming

Have you accidentally damaged your key fob or transponder key? Want to replace it to prevent unauthorized access? An auto locksmith can help. When you request key fob replacement through our platform, the car key locksmith will typically replace the fob, remove existing fobs from the car’s computer, and program your new fob so that it is the only one that your vehicle will respond to.  

Transponder programming is similar in the sense that your auto locksmith will do a bit of programming after cutting the new key. You can also request the Tasker to disable all existing transponder keys so that only the new key will work. 

Extracting snapped keys

Suppose your car key gets stuck in a lock or snaps off unexpectedly while in the ignition switch; an auto locksmith can help. They may use special extraction tools and lubricant to retrieve the broken key. After this, you can request a new key or even ask the locksmith to fox the wonky lock or ignition.

Ignition repair

If your keys open the doors but won’t start the vehicle, it may be time to consult an auto locksmith. They may replace the ignition lock, the ignition lock cylinder, or the ignition switch. Or, you can opt to have them rekey your ignition, which can be easier than replacing the entire ignition cylinder (or using a separate key for your doors or starting your car).  

If these fixes still don’t work, consider contacting a mobile mechanic or car service specialist near you.

Recent Auto Locksmith tasks in East Melbourne

Automatic lock installation


Doncaster VIC 3108, Australia

27th Feb 2023

Hello, I’m looking for someone to help install a Samsung automatic lock on my front door (if possible).The lock can be either of the ones in the photo. I’ve also attached some photos of my front door to see if the lock is compatible. Thanks - Due date: Flexible

Mechanic needed to install central lock in car


Surrey Hills VIC, Australia

20th Feb 2023

My lock for my car hasn’t been working for a while, I’d like to have a central lock installed. The aftermarket ones. The previous mechanic already disconnected the mechanism that triggers the alarm when the lock is broken I think. The car previously had an aftermarket lock installed which worked for 7 years. So to be clear this task is for 1) to purchase the remote control lock system (will pay for that on top of this) 2) to install it 3) to un jam the key stuck in the door. It’s a Honda jazz 2003 manual. Currently the key that usually opens the side door is stuck in the keyhole, will also need your help removing that. Please provide your costs as this cost is for a quote only though I will not be engaging more than 2 people to provide a quote. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Thiwanka was excellent and very communicative, he was super responsive coming within 1 day. Super impressed and would do all my auto electrical things with him.

Car key cut


Camberwell VIC, Australia

9th Feb 2023

I have lost my car key and need a new one cut and programmed. The car is a 2004 Mitsubishi Magna. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 9 February 2023

Lost car key replacement - locksmith


Templestowe VIC 3106, Australia

6th Feb 2023

I have lost the only key to the car sitting in the spot behind my garage. The car is unlocked and I don’t necessarily need the key coded, but just need a key cut to unlock the steering column so the car can be moved down the driveway and towed. I actually have a blank key that could be cut for this purpose. Car is a 1998 BMW 528i. Thanks! - Due date: Flexible

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Canterbury VIC 3126, Australia

23rd Dec 2022

VW Tiguan - key gets stuck in ignition barrel - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 23 December 2022

Carpenter to install front entrance door


Blackburn North VIC, Australia

28th Nov 2022

Take out old front door- pick up new front entrance door from local place in surrounding suburb & install new door including door handles, locks etc

Replace lost car key for my mazda x5 2021


Balwyn North VIC 3104, Australia

20th Nov 2022

replace lost key for mazda x5 - Due date: Before Monday, 21 November 2022

Unlock my car


Box Hill South VIC 3128, Australia

8th Sep 2022

Locked my keys in my 2009 Hilux. Need someone to unlock my door - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 8 September 2022

Locksmith/carpenter needed !!


Thornbury VIC, Australia

6th Jan 2022

Hey there, I’m looking to have my sliding door unlocked as I’ve misplaced the key. I will attach an image for your reference. Also I have the curtain on that same door that needs a small repair. Please see attached image. Looking to get this done ASAP! Thank you kindly

Highly recommended. 5 stars

Auto locksmith needed


Burwood VIC, Australia

21st Apr 2021

Maybe the ignition barrel needs to be fixed (according to racv). Also THEFT light is flashing after Set off alarm by opening door through window like an idiot. The unlock half of my key fob doesn't work even after a battery replacement and the won't turn either way AT ALL in lock.

Fix two doors in the car


Box Hill South VIC, Australia

3rd Apr 2021

Honda Accord Euro 2009. I have two good spare doors which needs to be replaced for dented doors ( Front right door and rear right door)

Great work, had all the tools. completed the job very well

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Ashburton VIC 3147, Australia

16th Mar 2021

Need a locksmith to create a new set of keys for my car, the spare key being in another state, obviously being the main issue.

Quick and stress free

Carpenter required


Blackburn North VIC, Australia

12th Mar 2021

Need help in replacing 4 internal doors and 1 external door. For External door, the frame adjustment needed to go from 35mm to 40mm and mortise lock in external door. Internal doors - normal locks. Thank You

I need auto locksmith


Box Hill VIC 3128, Australia

5th Jan 2021

I have a 2019 Subaru WRX push start and require an addition key/fob .

Fix my automatic garage door


Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia

23rd Dec 2020

I can’t get the garage door to completely unlock. Seems jammed

I need auto locksmith


Camberwell VIC, Australia

19th Dec 2020

Car locked and need new key

Volvo Car Key Cutting x 2


Box Hill South VIC 3128, Australia

13th Nov 2020

I would like to get 2 x Volvo car keys cut as shown in the photo.

Remove two snapped keys from car door locks


Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

13th Oct 2020

I have managed to snap keys within the locks of my car doors - The boot and my drivers side door. I need to remove both of these so I can lock my car again properly. Unsure of proper quote, please let me know.

Lovely lady! Got the job done.

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Doncaster VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2020

I lost my only car key and I’m need for someone to cut a new key for me, no need to unlock the car as I left the door unlocked



Kew VIC 3101, Australia

19th Sep 2020

Unfortunately I have lost my car key and I need to take my grandmother to the hospital at 8am for long awaited appointment. If anyone can assist pls help Key can be only a manual one, if possible anything that gets me capable of leaving the house at 7am Can pay c a $h if preferred