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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 is 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

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.

To obtain a copy of the Type 1 Child Car Restraints fact sheet please complete the download form.

For any additional information please call

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

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