Child Car Restraints

Child Car RestraintsUsing an appropriate child car restraint can greatly reduce the risk of death or serious injury to a child in the event of a crash.

Minimum age requirements for child car restraints

Birth - 6 months

  • Rearward facing restraint, capsule or rearward facing convertible restraint

6 months - 4 years

  • Rearward facing restraint
  • Forward facing restraint with a five point internal harness forward facing convertible restraint with a five point internal harness, or a combination restraint used with a five point internal harness.

4 - 7 years

  • Forward facing restraint
  • Booster seat with a lap sash seat belt or h-harness
  • Combination restraint used in a booster seat mode

The Australian Standard for Child Car Restraints AS/NZS 1754:2010 and 2013 are based on a child's age and height, this has changed from earlier Standards which included weight. When using a restraint from an earlier Standard you must still comply with the manufacturer’s weight limit for that restraint and must exhaust all options available, before considering moving to the next category of restraints.

Trained Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitter list

Contact Details
Child Car Restraint Fitting Information Line
Phone: 1300 780 713 (WST)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm

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