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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 for a listing of trained Type 1 Fitters

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

Other Resources

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    Wednesday, 1 April 2015

    Did you know that whilst only three to five per cent of drivers and passengers do not wear a seat belt, 22 per cent of all those who died in a motor vehicle crash in 2012 were not wearing a seat belt?

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  • You’re worth holding onto. Belt up this Easter long weekend

    Wednesday, 1 April 2015

    Did you know that whilst only three to five per cent of drivers and passengers do not wear a seat belt, 22 per cent of all those who died in a motor vehicle crash in 2012 were not wearing a seat belt?

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  • Safe System Toolkit – assisting implementation of the safe system approach to road safety in Local Government

    Monday, 23 March 2015

    The Safe System Toolkit was developed as part of WALGA’s Local Government Safe System Project, which was in operation from 2009-2013 and was developed from feedback received from the Local Government sector through a series of workshops.

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  • ‘Child Car Restraints – an Introduction’ - online training available

    Monday, 23 March 2015

    Did you know there is an eLearning child car restraint course which provides essential information about Western Australian road traffic rules and safe practice relating to the use of child car restraints?

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