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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.

Click here to see a list of authorised Type 1 fitters in your area.

The Frequently Asked Questions section of this website is useful in answering many of the commonly asked queries relating to Child Car Restraints and their use.

Download Type 1 Child Car Restraints Fact Sheet.

For any additional information please call

Contact Details
Child Car Restraint Fitting Information Line
Phone: 1300 780 713 (WST)
Open Hours: Monday 9am - 12noon
Tuesday 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 12noon
Thursday 1pm - 4pm

Other Resources

  • Congratulations to City of Armadale on 20-year commitment to road safety

    Friday, 21 March 2014

    The City of Armadale is to be congratulated on their 20-year commitment to road safety through the establishment of the RoadWise Committee back in 1994.

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  • City of Greater Geraldton to encourage children to walk to school from early age

    Friday, 28 March 2014

    As part of its plan to reduce congestion around school zones, the City of Greater Geraldton is encouraging parents to start walking their young children to school from an early age.

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  • City of Melville committed to reducing traffic speeds

    Thursday, 27 March 2014

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  • Shire of Kalamunda raises awareness of the dangers of driver distraction

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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  • Sunday, 6 April 2014

    Blessing of the Roads - Armadale

    This event is OPEN to the public.

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  • Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Blessing of the Roads - Serpentine Jarrahdale

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  • Thursday, 10 April 2014

    Blessing of the Roads - Wanneroo

    Invitation only.

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